Joy Behar faces backlash over old 'African woman' costume

Dressed as ‘Beautiful African Woman’ Resurfaces AP  ABC  Screenshot7 Feb 2019

Dressed as ‘Beautiful African Woman’ Resurfaces AP ABC Screenshot7 Feb 2019

Behar's former co-host Raven-Symoné had a lot of questions about the photo.

Behar then explained that the picture was taken at a Halloween party where she dressed up as a "beautiful African woman" and stressed that it was her actual hair.

"I was so cute", Behar said in the 2016 clip.

Critics are calling for co-host Joy Behar to be fired because of a 2016 clip from the show circulating on social media.

"She is just an Italian woman, with naturally curly hair in an old photo".

"Is that you, Joy?" It was a Halloween party.

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"Joy, are you Black?. are you my auntie, Joy?" The curly hair was all her own.

A highly inappropriate photo of someone wearing blackface and someone else dressed in a KKK outfit also appeared on his medical school yearbook page from 1984 - which at first he apologized for, but now maintains he was neither of those individuals. But he confessed that on a separate occasion, he dressed as singer Michael Jackson.

And to compound the political insanity, "the third-ranking elected official in Virginia, Attorney General Mark R. Herring, acknowledged Wednesday that he had worn blackface at a party as an undergraduate student, deepening a crisis that has engulfed the state's Democratic leadership", reported The New York Times on Wednesday.

In October, Today show personality Megyn Kelly was axed by NBC after she defended people wearing blackface on a segment about Halloween. "She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day, and I don't know how that got racist on Halloween", the former Fox host continued, noting that the costume was done in homage, not mockery.

ABC News' "The View" co-host Joy Behar remained stone silent Thursday regarding old footage of her donned in blackface that was unearthed this week as similar images have caused outrage and derailed careers.

Behar has yet to address the recently resurfaced photo at the time of this writing.

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