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Photo of 'View' host Joy Behar resurfaces amidst blackface scandals

Photo of 'View' host Joy Behar resurfaces amidst blackface scandals”

A photo of "View" host Joy Behar dressed as a "beautiful African woman" is resurfacing amidst numerous blackface scandals.

"I was so cute", she said, adding that the curly tresses were hers. She said that the hair was her own and that she had dressed as a "beautiful African woman".

The video circulated on Twitter Wednesday amid a national conversation about blackface.

Critics were quick to point out that NBC cut ties with host Megyn Kelly past year after she created a furor by suggesting that it was OK for white people to wear blackface on Halloween.

"Did you have tanning lotion on, Joy?"

During the show, former co-host Raven-Symoné asked, "Joy, are you black?" after seeing the photo.

"Joy ... are you my auntie, Joy?" Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who'd previously called for Northam's resignation, later admitted that he too had dressed in blackface, sparking calls for his ouster as well.

The clip, re-shared by The Wrap media editor Jon Levine, begins with Behar referencing a New York Times Style Magazine op-ed arguing that curly hair was "making a comeback". "Hell, girls can't even wear braids in their hair anymore without getting yelled at for that, but she ACTUALLY dresses as a "beautiful African woman" and nothing?"

In the fall, NBC Today anchor Megyn Kelly was ousted from the network after defending blackface.

Behar responded by saying she wore makeup "that was a little bit darker than my skin". She said that growing up, it was considered a tribute.

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.

The audience and fellow co-hosts were demonstrably taken aback at how drastically different Behar looked, some of them giggling.



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