Backlash: Joy Behar faces online wrath after she denies wearing blackface

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Joy Behar, the co-host of the morning show “The View,” was challenged on social media after she claimed in a heated interview with Donald Trump Jr. that she never wore blackface. The Thursday encounter was quickly verified on Twitter by the president’s firstborn son. 

Behar was aggressive in the interview with Trump Jr. saying, “[President Trump] called some Mexicans rapists, he attacked the handicapped, he bragged about it,” she said. “We heard the ‘Access’ tape, where he bragged about grabbing women by their genitalia.”

“We’ve all done things that we regret, I mean, if we’re talking about bringing a discourse down, Joy, you’ve worn blackface,” he responded.

“No, I have not,” Behar shot back.

“I know blackface when I see it and that was not blackface,” moderator Whoopi Goldberg eventually said defending Behar.

Trump Jr. took to social media to share from a 2016 episode of “The View” about a discussion around Behar dressing up as what she described as “a beautiful African woman” at a Halloween party back in the 1970s.

Joy Behar talked in that episode about an old photo of herself portraying a “beautiful African woman.” Behar was seen bragging about a picture of herself where she boasted curly hair when she was 29 years old.

“Joy, are you black?” co-host Raven-Symoné asks.

“I was so cute,” Behar says, saying she dressed up as a “beautiful African woman” for a Halloween party and sported her natural curly hair and makeup that was “a little darker than my skin.”

Trump Jr. tweeted: Here’s @TheView’s Joy Behar admitting on national TV that she in fact wore blackface. Why are they denying it now?

The tweet prompted others to mock Behar for what they argued was a “gotcha” moment. Greg Gutfeld from Fox News wrote: If only there were a search engine in which to plug in joy Behar and “blackface”.  Sorry. “Dark makeup”.

Trump Jr. appeared on the show to promote his new book, “Triggered:  How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us,” that was released on Tuesday.

Written by Rich Stevenson

Credit: The Hill