Joy Behar next big-time lib to be embroiled in ‘blackface’ controversy … and this time, there’s video

An old clip of “The View” co-host Joy Behar admitting she dressed up as a “beautiful African woman” is making the rounds and proves again the hypocrisy of the left.

While the women of the ABC daytime television show have spewed at conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump over just about anything, it seems their recent ranting about cultural appropriation and the racism behind blackface makeup seems all the more telling in light of a 2016 segment from the show.

In a video clip from “The View” in 2016, Behar discussed naturally curly hair while sharing a photo of herself at 29 years old.

“It was a Halloween party. I went as a beautiful African woman,” Behar said, noting “that’s my hair!”

“Did you have tanning lotion on, Joy?” co-host and actress Raven-Symoné asked.

“I had makeup that was a little bit darker than my skin,” Behar replied.

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Today, she would be pilloried for her past costume decision, as can be witnessed by the latest fallout in Virginia politics over blackface photos and, over at NBC, the firing of Megyn Kelly for daring to even mention it in a segment on Halloween costumes.

There wasn’t much fanfare made at the time of Behar’s remarks, though Jezebel did call it out back then:

If the timing is correct, that would date this photo around 1971. I can’t really get too bothered at this blackface-lite costume because it was 1971 and people didn’t even know what microaggressions were. I’m more flabbergasted by her willingness to pull this photo out and proudly show the world as if it’s totally cool in the year 2016.

Someone should have suggested that no, Joy’s hair is not an afro and does not look like an afro and a printed toga does not an “African” costume make. Good thing there was a sensible black person on the panel to kick off that dialogue.

 

Liberals have cornered themselves with their cries to burn at the stake anyone – namely conservatives – who once wore dark makeup, even if it had no racist intent, as the case in Florida where a Republican lawmaker is being harassed into stepping down over a high school photo with his friend.

The glaring double standard was called out on Twitter where watching the Left eat its own has become highly entertaining.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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