Joy Behar caused outrage on Thursday when the presenter of The View complained that the war in Ukraine would disrupt her Italian escape in the latest controversy to enter the deaf talk show.
The long-standing holiday was being discussed Russia launches its full – scale invasion of Ukraine when Behar began to whine that her summer trip was failing. Behar’s “foot in the mouth” moment comes after global rage sparked by co-host Upi Goldberg after she said the Holocaust was “unrelated to race.”
On Thursday, co-host Sunny Hostin, 53, outlined some of the facts about the war in Eastern Europe, in which Kiev was a mass evacuation after Vladimir Putin launched his entire invasion of Ukraine.
“It is estimated that 50,000 Ukrainians will be dead or injured and this will start a refugee crisis in Europe. We are talking about 5 million people who will be displaced. It is heartbreaking to hear what will happen.
Behar, 79, tried to shift the discussion to Western Europe, in particular about her obvious plans to travel to Italy, about 1,500 miles from where Russian forces bombed a neighbor.
“I am also afraid of what will happen in Western Europe. You are planning a trip, you want to go there, I wanted to go to Italy for four years and I could not do it because of the pandemic and now this. Like what will happen there?
Joy Behar complains during a discussion with The View that the war between Ukraine and Russia will affect her trip to Italy
Behar speaks in response to View co-host Sunny Hostin, outlining the facts facing the people of Ukraine
Footage shows a large-scale air assault operation with Mi-8 helicopters at Antonov International Airport in Hostomel, 15 minutes west of the capital’s ring road
Social media quickly pounced on Behar’s apparent disregard for everyone else’s circumstances.
Radiant Liz Wheeler published the video, which reads: “I literally can’t believe Joy Behar said that.”
Ida Tawakoli added in: “You almost have to respect Joy Behar’s unwavering commitment to ensuring that the Boomers are the most hated generation alive.”
NY Post and Fox News columnist Carol Markovic he asked“Has Putin even stopped thinking about how his invasion will affect Joy Behar’s trip to Italy?”
Sports commentator @KFCBarstool accumulated: “The real horror of the global pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? Joy Behar failed to travel to Italy. Thoughts and prayers for joy. We hope that he will survive this tragedy.
This is just the most recent controversy over the decades-long ABC talk show.
The 66-year-old presenter has missed just eight episodes after ABC announced it had spent two weeks – probably ten episodes – after its last broadcast on February 1, where it apologized for saying the Holocaust was “not for race “in a show from the previous day.
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Upi Goldberg addresses viewers after surprisingly appearing on ABC’s The View on Monday, two days before her two-week removal expires
Goldberg was in his usual place at The View with his co-hosts on Monday, its first episode after being stopped two weeks after the show on February 1.
Goldberg has been forced into a two-week unpaid suspension after the scandalous episode of January 31 by ABC boss Kim Godwin, who said she wanted to end the “culture” where The View presenter and her colleague Joy Behar can say and do whatever they wanted, “acquaintances told DailyMail.com.
Goldberg faced a revolt from officials who thought she had crossed the line with her deaf apologies for her comments on the Holocaust.
She did not shy away from the controversy on her return.
“It’s not always as beautiful as I said, and it’s not always as other people would like to hear, but it’s an honor to sit at this table and be able to have these conversations because they’re important,” Goldberg said.
The controversy began when Upi said on the air that the Holocaust was “unrelated to race.” She posted an apology on Twitter, then apologized on air the next day, February 1, but was stopped after the show.
The outspoken host had to lose $ 192,000 for the two-week suspension, sources told DailyMail.com.
Reactions on social media about her return were mixed, with many believing that removal was not enough punishment, and some went so far as to call for Goldberg’s dismissal.