Barbara Walters did not react well to Jimmy Kimmel's joke about her at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday.
On Monday, she recounted her night at the star-studded event, where she said she had a "wonderful time." She showed pictures of herself with the other celebrities at ABC News' table, before taking issue with one of Jimmy Kimmel's jokes at the dinner.
"If you look at me, I was laughing too, but I did not like Jimmy Kimmel — who was very funny — but I did not like what he said about me," she said. She replayed a clip of the comedian joking, “Sixteen years ago there was no Facebook, there was no Google and a tweet was something Barbara Walters gave her dog.” Cameras showed Walters smiling sourly at the crack.
Her co-hosts laughed at the clip and urged Walters to take the shot in stride. "First of all, Barbara, you have to be mad only when they stop talking about you," insisted Joy Behar, who called it a "compliment." She noted that they are regularly mocked on "Saturday Night Live," and directed Walters to say the word "treat" three times.
"I know it was annoying for you, but it was a well-crafted joke," Whoopi Goldberg added. Walters told Goldberg that she would feel differently if she had been the butt of a joke.
"Are you kidding?" Goldberg said. "Have you not seen "Saturday Night Live"? A man plays me!"
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