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“Golden Girls” casting director just spilled some tea on Betty White and we refuse to believe it

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and, of course, The Golden Girls.Related: A forgotten ‘Golden Girls’ spinoff just landed on Hulu.

Twitter has thoughts.Now, casting director Joel Thurm, who assembled the cast of The Golden Girls, has gone public about the alleged on-set friction between White and her co-stars.Speaking to the podcast The Originals, Thurm shared his recollection of a tense exchange between with Bea Arthur about White.“Literally Bea Arthur, who I cast in something else later on, just said ‘oh, [White is] a f*cking c*nt, using that word,” he said. “She called her the C-word, I heard it with my own ears.”Thurm went on to claim Arthur wasn’t the only one to apply the label to White.“By the way, so did Rue McClanahan. [McClanahan] said it to me in Joe Allen’s [restaurant],” he added.Related: That time Betty White schooled Anderson Cooper when he asked about her love lifeThurm further elaborated that White’s co-stars made the remark out of frustration with White making fun of fellow Golden Girl Estelle Getty struggling to remember her lines.

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