One of The View’s hosts was criticized online after urging incarcerated LGBTQ members to visit their families over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Joy Behar, 79, one of the talk show’s four hosts, discussed the dreaded political conversations families have on Thanksgiving with Whoopi Goldberg when she said she welcomed divisive discussions on Wednesday. episode.
Then suddenly she said, “I would recommend everyone to come to your family this Thanksgiving,” Behar said. ‘Just get out! See what happens!’
Her cohosts seemed confused by the statement, while Whoopi Goldberg joked, “Come out…the door?”
Meghan McCain seemed even more confused and simply said, “I can’t follow this conversation.”
Joy Behar told gays to come to their relatives during the holidays
Behar visibly confused her fellow humans when she said she wanted people to be themselves
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Behar, who has championed LGBTQ rights in the past and received a GLAAD award in 2010, said she wanted people to be their real selves and not hide.
“Don’t let anyone tell you who to be,” Behar said.
Still, the comment came off as deaf, as many people criticized Behar for telling them what to do, unaware of the consequences they could have if they came out to their families.
Twitter user Francesca Muir called the talk show host “out of touch with reality” on Twitter.
‘Don’t you realize that this can be very dangerous for some people. TO GET OUT…who are you to make that decision…you will not bear the consequences…if THEY WANT, THEY WILL DECIDE/NOT YOU,” Muir wrote.
One Twitter user named @JoePGould wrote, “I couldn’t tell if she was encouraging or threatening people.”
Another user named Zad Efron tweeted, “Whew. Now that I have Joy’s blessing, I think I’m ready to get out.”
Many were quick to criticize the talk show host for her deaf comments about ‘coming out’
While someone named Shania Twink tweeted, “She’s going to get so many ostracized this week.”
A Twitter user with the handle @bthyle noted Goldberg’s awkward response to Behar’s comment.
“Why don’t we come out as actors wanting whoppy’s job?”
Another person on Twitter by the name of Luv mocked Behar and urged people to document their experiences with her advice.
“That’s right, kids. Don’t forget to use #JoyBeharComeOutChallenge when posting their comments,” Luv wrote.
One Twitter user by the name of Wally Bee simply wrote, “Spoken by someone who really has no idea what that even means.”
Another user with the handle @fval_1 tweeted that the holiday no longer needed formats.
“Aren’t politics and vaccines enough to cause a fight?”
A Twitter user named mandagrl2 tweeted in Behar, telling her ‘you, an elderly, rich, entitled, white woman, want ppl to come out today ‘just because’? It shows how unreachable you are. Actually.’
People joked about Behar’s strange suggestion and admonished her that she was out of step
While the holiday season can bring joy, it can also cause heartbreak for members of the LGBTQ community, some of whom celebrate the holidays with friends rather than relatives, the New York Times reported.
Zacarías González, a gay man, told the Times that his family disowned him in 2004 after he came to them for Thanksgiving dinner.
His father had emailed him later that day telling him never to contact his family until he was “treated” for being gay.
It was these kinds of realities that caused the resistance against Behar. This was not the first time Behar had been criticized for actions.
Earlier this year, Behar had to apologize for making a joke about Carl Nassib, an openly gay NFL player for the Las Vegas Raiders, Outsider reported.
Behar faced backlash earlier this year when he made a joke at the expense of Car Nassib, an openly gay NFL player for the Las Vegas Raiders
Many took to Twitter to call on the talk show host to resign for the joke
Behar also faced backlash last year when stories emerged about her ‘wearing blackface’
When the view discussed his coming out on Instagram, Behar, confused by the sport’s technical terms, said, “Ana, after they said end zone penetration, they lost me!”
The joke sparked a storm of criticism against Behar, with many on Twitter calling for her to step down.
In her apology, Behar wrote: “I just long for the day when you can just be gay in the world, and it won’t be a big deal,” she said. ‘By the way, that inappropriate joke I made for daytime television? Scratch it. Pretend I never said it.’
Behar has also faced a wave of backlash in recent years for allegedly wearing “blackface” at age 29, the Washington Post reported.
She had once brought up the incident on a 2016 episode of The View, showing off a photo of herself with dark skin and short, dark, curly hair, saying she was dressed as “a beautiful African woman.” .
Behar has repeatedly denied the charges of wearing blackface and gained support from Goldberg when the stories surfaced during The View’s 2019 interview with then-President Donald Trump.