An old photo has resurfaced of ABC’s “The View” co-host Joy Behar when she dressed as a “beautiful Africa-American woman.”
The long forgotten video clip from 2016 resurfaced on Wednesday that showed Behar trying to explain a Halloween costume from when she wore “blackface” for a Halloween costume.
The clip was uploaded to Twitter by The Wrap media editor Jon Levine, which shows a segment featuring Behar and former hosts of the show.
In the clip, Behar is discussing an op-ed about the resurgence of curly hair. Behar then showed a picture of herself with curly hair when she was 29-years-old.
Raven-Symoné, a former co-host, asked, “Joy, are you black?”
“I was so cute,” Behar said, finding it hilarious.
“Joy… are you my auntie, Joy?” Raven-Symoné asked.
Behar explained the photo was taken at a Halloween party where she dressed up as a “beautiful African woman,” meaning she wore “blackface,” which Democrats have long argued is racist.
“Did you have tanning lotion on, Joy?” Raven-Symoné asked.
Behar admitted that she put on makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin.”
Joy Behar admitted during a taping of The View in 2016 to dressing as a “beautiful African women” at a Halloween party when she was 29 which involved makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin”
The show even ran an image of the old photo pic.twitter.com/qKQqzDPxyn
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 6, 2019
The image of Behar in apparent “blackface” comes as disgraced Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam is under fire for an old yearbook photo.
A picture in Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook resurfaced last week, which shows one person dressed in “blackface” and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit.
Northam has changed his story a few times, but now claims that he doesn’t believe he’s either person pictured in “blackface” or in the KKK outfit, but did admit he once “darkened” his face when he dressed up as singer Michael Jackson.
More importantly, Behar is hardly the only comedian under fire this week for previously wearing “blackface.”
Late night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel have been very silent on this issue, which is odd given they have attacked President Trump for almost everything he does and says.
As it turns out, Fallon and Kimmel have the same dirty skeleton in their own closet. In previous comedy skits, both Fallon and Kimmel have worn blackface.
Kimmel has done it several times for comedy skits he used to do before having a show on ABC.
On his old Comedy Central series, “The Man Show,” Kimmel once dressed up as NBA Hall of Famer Karl Malone by darkening his entire body to appear as an African-American.
Fallon is in the same boat.
During an appearance several years ago on “Saturday Night Live,” Fallon darkened his face and hands to impersonate comedian Chris Rock in a skit.
In the picture below of the skit, Fallon completely revamped his entire look to appear as an African-American.
Perhaps that is why Fallon and Kimmel have been so quiet about Northam and haven’t been endlessly trashing him.
It would certainly be hypocritical of the late night comedians to attack Northam for doing exactly what they did many years ago.
It’s unclear if Northam survives the political backlash, but it’s more than clear to many that Fallon, Behar, and Kimmel are complete hypocrites.
Why aren’t they being forced to issue apologies for appearing in blackface?