It seems Joy Behar has no plans to leave “The View” any time soon.
During a discussion about age in the workplace, Joy admitted that there are some ageist “haters” who would like to see her 80-year-old self booted from the award-winning talk show.
That being said, she compared herself to another famous political figure who is also the same age as her to prove her point. Unfortunately, it seems like the comparison might only create more criticism against her position!
Joy Behar Compares Herself To Joe Biden On ‘The View’
There are some who claim that current United States President Joe Biden is “too old” for the job at 80 years old. However, Joy is not one of them. Instead, she compared herself to the current President to prove her point that age is just a number.
“Joe Biden and I are the same age. Would you say I could not do my job for the next four years? Of course, I can,” Joy said, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. “And the haters can go stick their heads in something because I’m not moving out of this seat.”
Sunny Hostin added that she frequently uses Joy as an example of someone who can still excel at their job at the age of 80, especially since Joy just renewed her contract last year.
Although there were rumors that Joy was planning on retiring, the New York Post reported that Joy has signed another three-year deal with ABC. This means that Joy will stick with “The View” until at least 2025.
Joy Also Comes To The Defense Of ‘Rust’ Actor Alec Baldwin
ALEC BALDWIN TO BE CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER: After it was announced that Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will each be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 2021 fatal shooting on the ‘Rust’ film set, #TheView panel reacts. https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA pic.twitter.com/9amkxb6jkt
— The View (@TheView) January 20, 2023
It appears that Joy Behar is not only defending the age of Joe Biden. In another recent episode of “The View,” she also defended actor Alec Baldwin, who has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the death of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
It’s worth noting that the “30 Rock” actor isn’t the only one facing criminal charges. “Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was also charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter. First assistant director Dave Halls pled guilty to a charge of the negligent use of a deadly weapon.
However, Joy Behar felt it was unfair for Baldwin to be charged when none of the other producers on the Western film were. It has been reported that Baldwin served in a producer role, but only in a creative capacity.
“There were four other producers on the show who have not been charged on the movie. Why? That’s one question I have,” Joy said. “He was a producer of story credit, so he had creative involvement, not exactly the job of somebody who would have to check the gun. That’s the job of other people.”
“As a person who’s been in a couple of movies, all you’re thinking of is your part when you’re an actor. I wasn’t worried that my brazier is going to fall off me or whatever, somebody else has to worry about that,” she continued.
“You’re interested in your lines and your character and where am I now and where was I two minutes ago. That’s it, so, I don’t really understand what this is about.”
Cohost Alyssa Farah Griffin pointed out that Baldwin was “the actor who pulled the trigger” and felt the charges implied “a bunch of steps of negligence.”
Cohost Sara Haines had sympathy for both sides. Although she felt for the family of the late Halyna Hutchins, she said that her heart also went “out to Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, because they have eight kids right now at home.”
Joy also speculated that the decision to bring charges against Baldwin might have been political in nature. “Also, you know, the DA who is indicting him, or whatever the legal term is right now, she’s a big Republican,” Joy said. “I’m only saying this because Alec Baldwin is a target for Republicans. They can’t stand him. I’m not saying anything more than that.”
However, when the show returned from a commercial break, Joy clarified, “It’s the special prosecutor who’s now the Republican politician in New Mexico, and not the current DA,” she said. “I get them mixed up sometimes. So, sue me.”