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Behar, ‘The View’ Mum on Blackface Controversy

Feb 8, 2019  •  Post A Comment

“Joy Behar waded into the day’s hot-button issues on ‘The View’ but no mention was made during Friday’s live show about her own use of blackface many years ago,” the AP reports. “The 76-year-old led discussions of Jeff Bezos, Cardi B and Frank Robinson although neither she nor her four other panelists brought up a 1970s-era photo of Behar at a Halloween party with darkened skin dressed as a ‘beautiful African woman.'”

The report notes that neither ABC, which airs “The View,” nor Behar has commented on the controversy. “It was the second day that she ignored the issue,” the AP adds.

As we reported Thursday, Behar has come under criticism since a photo surfaced from the ’70s in which Behar appears to have darkened her skin for a costume. You can click here to see the photo.

“The use of blackface has roiled Virginia and Florida governments this week,” the AP reports, adding: “NBC last year cut ties with host Megyn Kelly after she created a furor by suggesting that it was OK for white people to wear blackface on Halloween.”

5 Comments

  1. Are they waiting for it to go away?

  2. Shame on you ABC. She should be fired.

  3. ABC tipped their hand on how they plan to address this. They will do nothing. Obviously the “talent” was instructed NOT to discuss this in any way, shape or form. Somehow, if something about a conservative affiliated with the show of a similar nature had come out, ABC would probably have encouraged “robust and intensive conversation.” Whoops, wait…Megan McCain doesn’t “identify” as a conservative. At least not on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.

  4. This is BS… You (Joy) can’t sit and condemn others and expect to get a pass. You either have to be held accountable or no one has to be… This is the problem with these issues, people take aim at what suits their agenda! You can’t call for the resignations of people and yet you get a pass? I don’t think so!

  5. What a double standard! If this vulgar demagogue were a Republican, she’d already be out the door! ABC says NOTHING! Liberals are the biggest hypocrites! And where is that Republican-hater Goldberg? No comment from her! The View is now not talking about the VA crisis: they are speechless! FIRE HER AND FIRE KIMMEL. THEY ARE RACISTS!!!!!

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