The View host Joy Behar made a controversial joke about Carl Nassib, a gay NFL player who recently “came out”. Behar laughingly told her co-hosts, “After they said penetration in the end zone, they lost me!” The co-hosts seemed very uncomfortable by the joke, recognizing this was a bad look for their program, with Meghan McCain staring deadpan at the camera in disbelief.
Joy Behar tries to walk it back at the end of the segment.— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 22, 2021
By the way, that inappropriate joke I made for daytime television, scratch it. Make believe I never said it.” pic.twitter.com/z4klo7CXBc
Before the segment ended, Behar walked back on her joke, saying, “By the way, that inappropriate joke I made for daytime television, scratch it. “Make-believe I never said it.” The NFL player “came out” in an Instagram video on Monday. Also, Nassib pledged to donate $100,000 to a suicide prevention service that works with LGBT youth.
Behar seemed confused on why this coming-out story was “such a big deal” in the year of 2021. Her co-hosts ignored Behar’s comments and continued to push a narrative empowering Nassib, saying that his story is crucial for “representation” from LGBT types.
Host Ana Navarro said she “may even watch a football game every now and then” when she heard of Nassib’s story. However, Behar viewed this as the perfect opportunity to land her joke, saying “Ana, after they said ‘penetration in the End Zone,’ they lost me.”
Behar has been attacked relentlessly on Twitter. Political commentator Steve Krakauer said, “Joy Behar is why it’s taken so long for Carl Nassib and others like him to come out publicly.”
Joy Behar is why it’s taken so long for Carl Nassib and others like him to come out publicly. https://t.co/MrR3IenP55— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) June 22, 2021
Others called Behar a “bigot” and called for ABC to fire her.
Joy Behar is a bigot… this shit isn’t funny. https://t.co/0rSXdZtH0n— L J (@LJ_4869) June 22, 2021
Behar has yet to release any follow-up comments regarding her joke but surely will apologize soon as the “woke” mob continues to come after her.
Stay tuned to Media Right News for any updates.
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