Whoopi Goldberg Absent From ‘The View’ Since Joy Behar’s Blackface Photo Resurfaced
Whoopi Goldberg, a regular co-host of ABC’s show “The View,” has been absent from the show since Wednesday morning, just after the resurfacing of co-host Joy Behar’s blackface photos Tuesday.
“Whoopi has a day off,” Behar said at the opening of Wednesday’s show. “I think she has – she’s under the weather a little bit, I think.”
Thursday, she did not appear on the show either.
“So, Whoopi is still under the weather,” Behar said Thursday. “She doesn’t feel well, sorry to say. She’ll be back maybe Monday – maybe, I don’t know.”
Tuesday Big League Politics reported that in 2016, Behar openly copped to wearing blackface to a Halloween party at age 29:
Joy Behar, the anti-President Trump commentator on ABC’s “The View,” wore blackface at the age of 29 to a Halloween party.
“It was a Halloween party, I went as a beautiful African woman,” Behar said in a past View segment in which she revealed the photo of herself.
Asked if she had tanning lotion on, Behar replied: “I had makeup that was a little bit darker than my skin.”
Neither ABC nor Disney have responded to BLP’s comment requests about Behar’s blackface incident.
Behar’s blackface segment resurfaced in the midst of two of the top three elected officials in Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring, both Democrats, being exposed for wearing blackface in the 1980’s.
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