'The View' host Joy Behar under fire for use of blackface

Dressed as ‘Beautiful African Woman’ Resurfaces AP  ABC  Screenshot7 Feb 2019

Dressed as ‘Beautiful African Woman’ Resurfaces AP ABC Screenshot7 Feb 2019

"In 1980, when I was a 19-year-old undergraduate in college, some friends suggested we attend a party dressed like rappers we listened to at the time, like Kurtis Blow, and perform a song", Herring said in his statement. "I went as a lovely African woman". But after an editor from the Wrap posted a clip from the show on Twitter on Wednesday, it renewed a debate about whether Behar was expressing admiration or whether she should have faced consequences like people who have worn blackface.

The photo, which shows the comedian dressed as what she called "a attractive African woman", was seen several years ago during an episode of the morning show. After Behar explained it was a costume, Raven-Symoné wanted to know if she had applied "tanning lotion" to her skin.

Former co-host Raven-Symoné was shocked when the photo first appeared on screen. She says that the hair was her own and that she had dressed as a "beautiful African woman" for Halloween. She asked, "Are you black, Joy?" followed by, "Are you my auntie, Joy?" "I'm more flabbergasted by her willingness to pull this photo out and proudly show the world as if it's totally cool in the year 2016", Jezebel's Kara Brown wrote after the 2016 segment. Virginia's governor and attorney general are being criticized for their use of blackface. "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?" She said that growing up, it was considered a tribute.

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The Irish actor, 66, was due to appear on the United States chat show on Friday, as he promotes his latest film Cold Pursuit . But I had never felt this feeling before, which was a primal urge to lash out. "I did seek help, I went to a priest".

Many commented that Behar will "get a pass" because she's a liberal. Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel resigned last month after a photo surfaced showing him wearing blackface and dressing as a "Hurricane Katrina victim".

Critics are calling for co-host Joy Behar to be fired because of a 2016 clip from the show circulating on social media.

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