“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.”