Joy Behar Admits to Wearing ‘Offensive’ Blackface after Denying Scandal in Same Interview: ‘I Would Never Do That Now’

“The View” co-host Joy Behar has finally come clean about wearing blackface after trying to deny the scandal ever happened during the same interview.

Behar performed a feat of mental gymnastics in a new Time Magazine interview where she admitted to dressing as a “beautiful African woman” for a Halloween costume.

She initially tried to deny ever wearing blackface, only to come clean later in the same interview and admit it was “offensive.”

Behar caused a backlash in 2016 when she showed the photo on “The View” during a segment talking about the resurgence of natural hair.

Asked how old she was in the photo, she replied, “I was 29.

“It was a Halloween party,” she added.

“I went as a beautiful African woman.”

In the new Time interview, published Wednesday, Behar was asked about her balckface scandal.

She said: “You have a power when you have that microphone.

“People don’t like it,” she claimed.

“They don’t like it that I’m a powerful person on ‘The View,’ saying things that they don’t like, but I’m sorry, that is where I’m at.

“I’m a powerful person on ‘The View’,” she gloated.

“I was a powerful person as a comedian holding a microphone. Too bad.

Slay the latest News for free!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

“This whole idea of canceling people for what they say, I’d say the answer to that is, ‘What was your intention?’

“Everything that I got into trouble for was not intentional.”

Behar then attempted to deny wearing blackface.

“For me, it was like, ‘Look at how pretty I can look as a woman dressed like this,” she claimed.

“It wasn’t anything close to blackface.

“It was bronzer, which I used with my natural curly hair.

“And the black community had my back because they understand what blackface is.

“And then all of a sudden, that picture became verboten.”

After the interview, however, The View’s publicist sent the reporter a clean-up comment from Behar:

“I would never do that now. I understand it’s offensive,” she said.

Advertise with Slay News
join telegram


Who is the best president?

By completing this poll, you gain access to our free newsletter. Unsubscribe at any time.

By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

Notify of
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x