ABC’s “The View” host Joy Behar has reportedly apologized for remarks in which she said that if Jesus is talking to you, it’s a sign of mental illness.
Her comment was directed at Vice President Mike Pence.
According to multiple media reports, Behar has since apologized. In an address to a shareholder meeting in Houston, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that Behar apologized “for things she has said about Christians and the Trump administration.”
The Los Angelas Times’s Daniel Miller tweeted, “Iger says Joy Behar apologized for things she has said about Christians and the Trump administration. Iger agrees that was appropriate.”
On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Flint also tweeted that Behar had apologized directly to Pence.
He wrote, “Disney CEO Bob Iger says he took exception with Joy Behar’s remarks about Christianity and VP Mike Pence. Says Behar apologized to Pence.”
A White House source close to the vice president confirmed to The Hill that Behar had apologized to Pence.
The Hill has reached out to ABC for comment.
The controversial remarks were made on “The View” by Behar on Feb. 13.
Co-host Sunny Hostin said of Pence, “I don’t know that I want my vice president, um — speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him.”
Behar added, “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talk to you. That’s called mental illness if I’m not correct. Hearing voices.”
Pence criticized Behar’s comments a day later.
Pence told C-SPAN, “To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong. It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”
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