Joy Behar describes dressing as African woman in 2016 clip
NEW YORK (AP) - A new posting of a 2016 segment of "The View" is drawing attention to co-host Joy Behar, who in it shows a photo of herself in costume as an African woman.
The 76-year-old did not mention the clip on Thursday's show, one day after an editor for the entertainment website The Wrap tweeted the segment of Behar discussing a resurgence of curly hair. Behar displayed a photo of herself with curly hair when she was 29. She says that the hair was her own and that she had dressed as a "beautiful African woman" for Halloween.
Co-host Raven-Symone asked whether she had tanning lotion on. Behar, an outspoken liberal, said she wore makeup "that was a little bit darker than my skin."
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”— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 6, 2019
The show even ran an image of the old photo pic.twitter.com/qKQqzDPxyn
Messages seeking comment were left with her agent and the ABC program. Virginia's governor and attorney general are being criticized for their use of blackface.