During Thursday’s episode of “The View,” host Joy Behar slammed the CMA Awards for avoiding politics.
Instead of using the awards show to make a political point, the show instead chose to spread positivity. However, Behar was unhappy with the decision and spoke out about it on the show.
“I think I’m overreacting to this but I believe that everybody should be involved in politics right now,” Behar said. “I really do. I don’t believe that you get a pass just because you’re a performer.”
Behar also claimed that the country was at a tipping point, almost sounding panicked because the country music stars did not speak up.
“My personal belief is that we are in an emergency. The democracy is at risk, and everybody should be speaking up, everybody,” Behar said.
CMA co-host Brad Paisley claimed that he was not interested in poking fun at politics anymore.
“I’m not gonna touch that. I just don’t find politics funny anymore,” Paisley told Taste of Country. “There was a time when it was. It’s just not funny to me anymore.”
Yet “The View” host said she believed speaking out was necessary.
“I know that if I stayed neutral I would make ten times more money than I earn, to tell the truth, but I make the decision to speak my mind and give my opinion. That’s what I believe should be done,” Behar said.