Joy Behar stirred up fans’ wrath with her controversial comment about the situation in Ukraine!
The outspoken comedian, TV host, and writer was slammed by social media users on Thursday, February 24, for being insensitive on “The View” show.
The gabfest’s last original panelist made light of Ukrainians’ predicament even though her co-host Sunny Hostin revealed the ongoing events would cause a refugee crisis.
Joy Behar Faces Backlash For Worrying About Her Vacation Plans Rather Than The People Of Ukraine
The verdict is in, and Behar has been found guilty of all charges — at least, that is what Twitter users believe.
The 79-year-old TV personality recently became the social media platform’s number one enemy after Liz Wheeler, a conservative political commentator, posted a clip of “The Great Gasbag” author’s controversial statement.
In the video, “The View” star stated that she was worried about the current crisis in Ukraine. However, her concern appeared to be solely focused on her vacation plans in western Europe. The mother-of-one said:
“I’m scared of what’s going to happen in western Europe, too. You plan a trip, you want to go there, I’ve wanted to go to Italy for four years, and I haven’t been able to make it because of the pandemic and now this.”
Perhaps this was the comedian’s way of softening the ongoing dilemma for her audience. Still, the timing couldn’t have been more off-putting as her comment came after Hostin explained the dire situation in Ukraine.
Naturally, Americans were pissed by “The Joy Behar Show” host’s actions, including Wheeler, who captioned the post, “I literally can’t believe Joy Behar said this.”
The “Tipping Point” host wasn’t the only person in disbelief as several fans flooded Twitter with similar sentiments about Behar’s self-centered remark.
I literally can’t believe Joy Behar said this. pic.twitter.com/IsNy6TA6Oc
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) February 24, 2022
One individual tweeted, “can you even imagine being so privileged, so removed from reality, so far up your own colon that you’d respond to a massive humanitarian crisis by complaining about your hypothetical vacation being disrupted?”
“Excuse me while I pull a muscle rolling my eyes at this.”
It appeared the GLAAD Media Award winner hadn’t left good impressions on several viewers as a Twitter user pointed out that this insensitive action wasn’t uncommon for the GLAAD Media Award winner.
One female fan couldn’t contain her rage as she slammed U.S citizens for being “dumb enough” to watch “The View,” a show hosted by “stupid women.”
Meghan McCain Slammed The “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” Host On Twitter
Surprisingly, this wasn’t the first time “Late Night Joy” star was slammed for dropping controversial statements as The Blast previously reported that the mother-of-one butter heads with Meghan McCain.
On Valentine’s Day, McCain, a former host on “The View,” dedicated a heartwarming tribute to her husband Ben Domenech on Twitter. However, not everyone was a fan of her affectionate display.
Underneath the loving post, a troll wrote, “Does every thought and sentiment need to be on Twitter?” to which Baher replied in a now-deleted tweet, “Apparently.”
This passive-aggressive comment didn’t go unnoticed as the “Raising McCain” star shared screenshots of this unsolicited exchange on her Twitter account.
The TV personality called out her former co-worker for her tasteless actions by captioning the post, “Imagine spending your Valentine’s Day trolling your ex-colleagues tweet about her husband.”
If her anger wasn’t crystal clear, McCain emphasized that she didn’t appreciate Baher’s involvement in her life by describing her behavior as “pathetic and creepy.”
As shared by The Blast, the “Joy Shtick” author has been a panelist on “The View” since the show premiered in 1997, therefore making Baher the longest-serving original host.
Over the years, the 79-year-old has parted ways with various co-stars, but when it came to McCain, the TV host was glad to see the “Bad Republican” author leave the show.
During one of the gabfest’s episodes, Behar subtly shaded McCain by stating that the panel was better off without the 37-year-old host. In her words, “the panel is perfect now.”
In July 2021, McCain left the show despite having two years left on her contract. At the time, the “Cookie” star told sources that she loved having a smaller panel.