Old Video Showing Joy Behar Dressed as ‘Beautiful African Woman’ Causes Stir Amid Blackface Controversies

“The View” co-host Joy Behar is taking a hit for a photo that resurfaced of her dressed as a “beautiful African woman” for a Halloween party. This comes as the issue of blackface has come into the spotlight.

A video clip from an episode in 2016, dug out by The Wrap media editor Jon Levine, revealed that the co-host admitted she used makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin.”

Discussing a New York Times op-ed about naturally curly hair, a photo of the then-29-year-old Behar dressed up for Halloween appeared.

“Joy, are you black?” former co-host Raven-Symoné asked as the rest of the hosts seemed shocked at the drastically different look.

Behar responded that she was “so cute,” explaining she went to a Halloween party as a “beautiful African woman.”

“That’s my hair!” Behar said, pushing the conversation about her hair during the segment.

Watch the video below:

Behar’s resurfaced photo and admission that she wore darker makeup to resemble a “beautiful African woman” comes months after former NBC host Megyn Kelly was booted from the network for defending the use of blackface during a discussion on the show regarding Halloween costumes.

Additionally, Virginia Democrats are getting heat. Gov. Ralph Northam has apologized but refuses to stand down after an image surfaced from his page in his medical school yearbook of a photo of a person in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan costume. He later admitted to being in blackface while dressing up as Michael Jackson. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring also revealed that he and his friends “dressed like rappers” and wore “brown makeup” while attending a party in college.

People were quick to call out the “inappropriate” photo of Behar:

According to a recent The Economist/YouGov poll, 58 percent of respondents said a white person wearing blackface makeup is unacceptable, while only 16 percent found it acceptable. The poll showed that 81 percent of Democrats saw it as unacceptable, compared to 44 percent of Republicans who claimed it’s unacceptable.

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Susan Smith
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So why weren’t people offended when HIllary Clinton did this same thing!? Why do they always give this woman a pass! It’s completely wrong on all levels sorry! Joyless it was wrong when you did it too quit being such hypocrites!

Paul Hartwyk
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She is an ugly white women make up can’t change that

Sandra Cifor
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It happened a long time ago. Is it also inappropriate for a black man or woman to dress as a white person also.

Rightisright
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Come on “Beautiful African Woman” ? SHE WAS BLACK FACING! But idiots give her a pass by the description. BS!

Rightisright
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Typical liberal hypocrite.

Victoria Green
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Totally agree with you.

Micah Gallagher
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Yet we live in the times of double standards.

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