Sherri Shepherd on her former boss Barbara Walters of ‘The View’, “I cried for three years straight”

Sherri Shepherd reveals what it was like to work on The View.

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Sherri Shepherd got the opportunity of a lifetime when she secured a seat at the table hosting The View.

But the comedian recently revealed her truth about her experience working in the high-profile position revealing that it wasn’t all peaches and cream because of one particular person, Page Six reports.

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“I cried for three years straight because I had a very tough taskmaster, who I love her to death,” Shepherd, 51, said. “It’s Barbara Walters,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

That surprising admission comes on the heels of the release of the explosive tell-all Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View, where ex co-hosts like Rosie O’Donnell dished and spilled all the tea too and even called Whoopi Goldberg “mean.”

Shepherd said while Barbara wa-wa, wasn’t always nice, it was all love.

“…Barbara Walters was tough on the people that she loved and she helped me find my voice,” she added. “So I will forever be indebted to Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Jenny McCarthy for the time that I had on The View. What I have now is because of The View.”

Shepherd definitely understands that everyone has their own view and holds a different perspective on their experiences.

“Everybody has their own filter,” Shepherd said. “When they were at ‘The View,’ some people had some not-so-great experiences, and some people had really wonderful experiences.”

But she said she doesn’t plan on plopping down and reading the book.

“I’ll look at stuff that was negative, and how I turn it into a positive … Sometimes you have to go through difficult times and you have to fall in order to get back up, and be bright, and be great,” she said.

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Shepherd’s moved on from her days at The View and she’s keeping her fans laughing on the comedy circuit.

When TMZ’s paps ran into the comedian outside the famed Laugh Factory in West Hollywood recently, she co-signed what many others have said about the controversy: it’s “white privilege” at its finest.

“Black people ain’t doing that,” Shepherd says. She even points out the irony in the college admissions scandal being a storyline on Full House, the comedy series on which actress Lori Loughlin starred as Aunt Becky. In the wake of the scandal, Loughlin has been dropped from the reboot of the series, Fuller House.

News broke that the now disgraced actress and her husband were among a group of rich white folks charged with an alleged $25 million racketeering scheme that helped parents ensure that their “privileged” children would gain admission to elite universities. Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman was also included in the list of about 50 people charged in the scandal, E! News reports.

Black folks have better things to do!