Written by Staff Writer at CNN
Joy Behar took to Twitter on Friday night to apologize for comments she made earlier this week.
The “The View” host had shared on the show that the US military families she spent Thanksgiving with had all recently come out as gay, leaving her feeling in a vulnerable situation.
“Whoopi didn’t think I was funny because she said I said I am responsible for killing the American military. I did not say that, Whoopi did. I’m sorry,” Behar posted on her Twitter account.
Whoopi didn’t think I was funny because she said I said I am responsible for killing the American military. I did not say that, Whoopi did. I’m sorry. — Joy Behar (@iamjoybehar) May 19, 2019
Whoopi Goldberg explained to her co-host that the military families who spoke with her about the show’s hosts might have misunderstood the context in which the story was told. Behar had reportedly made the comment — or rather, how she spoke about it — an off-hand comment.
“Joy went on to say that what she meant to say was that she did think I was funny because I am a fat white woman. That’s what I meant,” said Goldberg.
“But, in the midst of making light of (the story), she dropped a s–t bomb, and that’s what we’re here about: a little bit of shit bombs.”
“I had no idea who told who, that’s what I don’t get. And I thought that they didn’t hear the whole thing. I’m like, ‘I thought it was going to be a story, the comedy that we got, and it wasn’t a story. And it wasn’t funny.’ So, you know, I’m sorry. I went off the rails a little bit. And I’m sorry,” said Behar, who went on to apologize to anyone who was offended by her comment.
The panel did not address Goldberg’s remarks on the show.
During her time as a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, Whoopi Goldberg interviewed Attorney General Eric Holder and later worked with Al Sharpton on the National Action Network’s Operation HOPE.
She also was the first African-American woman to host a talk show on ABC.