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.
Joy Behar admitted during a taping of The View in 2016 to dressing as a “beautiful African women” at a Halloween party when she was 29 which involved makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin”
The show even ran an image of the old photo pic.twitter.com/qKQqzDPxyn
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 6, 2019
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.
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.
Kelly got fired for it even though what she said was true. The one time the wench actually said something right!
— John Didascalia (@JohnDidascalia) February 7, 2019
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.
I’m seeing a lot of otherwise sensible people assert it’s always racist to dress this way when clearly in some of these cases people are dressing as someone they admire or adopting a look they find beautiful. That’s not racist and it’s harmful to our culture to stoke the idea.
— Cindy Cooper (@CindyCoops) February 6, 2019
The glaring double standard was called out on Twitter where watching the Left eat its own has become highly entertaining.
She is one of “them”. The rules they make do not apply to “them”
— JenWen (@JenWen_82) February 6, 2019
Liberal double standard. “It’s okay when we wear blackface but Conservatives deserve to lose their jobs and any future opportunities.”
— Pamela Version 2.018 ♜☄️ (@Timpanist) February 7, 2019
time for a joy-ride off the show pic.twitter.com/dU4Df5Solk
— RJ (@yunk34) February 7, 2019
I tend to agree. But its the left who have set the standards. Megan Kelly was fired for merely suggesting its ok. So in order to apply those standards fairly Behar has got to be fired as well.
— Frank T Hopkins (@FrankTHopkins1) February 7, 2019
@JoyBehar , she sure seems to not have any issue with double standards now does she. Can’t say I’m surprised coming from a lunatic that makes a living spouting poison at the sheep through their TV screens.
— Eric Ravare (@erav82) February 7, 2019
C’mon everyone, are we really this petty?
She admired a look that was hip & popular at the time, and thus emulated it. Seems perfectly ok & normal. This is why context matters and anti-cultural appropriation is BS.
— ??ẗḧ??????? ?️? (@iamshawnjones) February 6, 2019
They created the identity politics of everything, now everything is racist. They should just own it.
— KISHON TURNER (@revel75) February 7, 2019
Same network that fired @therealroseanne.
— Jon Blumenthal (@JonBlumenthal) February 7, 2019
And that’s just it. It may not have been to imply racism, but the Dems/liberals set the rules by pointing the finger at everyone else, but now they’re caught in a trap of their own making.
— Morgan Leigh (@Morgan1Leigh) February 7, 2019
I thought Megan Kelly was fired for just “saying” that this didn’t offend… And here The View is applauding it .. I don’t get it???
— Ricky Stapler (@RickyStapler) February 7, 2019
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