"Joy ... are you my auntie, Joy?"
Joy Behar is a comedian known more recently for her hosting duties on The View. She said that the hair was her own and that she had dressed as a "beautiful African woman".
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Behar responded that she was "so cute", explaining she went to a Halloween party as a "beautiful African woman".
"I don't see how that is racist on Halloween", said Kelly, remarking on a cast member from Bravo's Real Housewives of NY getting into trouble for dressing up as legendary singer Diana Ross.
Behar answered that she was wearing makeup "that was a little bit darker than my skin". Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring also revealed that he and his friends "dressed like rappers" and wore "brown makeup" while attending a party in college.
"What is racist?" she asked "Because truly you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween".
Behar, a longtime co-host of ABC's "The View", is catching heat from critics who want to see her fired after a long-forgotten video of her explaining a questionable Halloween getup began circulating on social media.
Some people have pounced on Behar since the photo resurfaced. "Then, when asked about it, he justified it by saying he dressed up as "a handsome African man" and his blackface makeup "wasn't too dark"?" One defender wrote, "Joy Behar means damn well and we should know this". "Even if she's often unfair to conservatives - stick to basic principles of fairness", Ingraham tweeted on Thursday morning about the Behar image.