‘The View’ host Joy Behar stunned her colleagues this week with a controversial joke about the first gay active NFL player.
On Monday, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib made headlines when he became the first active player in pro football history to come out.
Although Nassib has received overwhelming support from most circles, Behar decided to take his revelation as the opportunity for a jab.
The video largely speaks for itself:
Yikes! This joke from Joy Behar during a discussion of the first active gay player in the NFL.
“After they said penetration in the end zone, they lost me!” pic.twitter.com/GJgqTtL5yO
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 22, 2021
“After they said ‘penetration in the end zone,’ they lose me,” Behar said.
Social media reacted immediately:
That was so inappropiate
— Drew“Gay Antifa Leader” Get Vaccinated (@GetTFVaccinated) June 22, 2021
@TheView Joy Behar should be cancelled for making a homophobic statement about a Gay football player. I plan on a lawsuit if she isn’t fired. She let her true feelings show.
— Dan (@Dandp1014) June 22, 2021
— Shaun Sturz (@ShaunSturz) June 22, 2021
So will Behar face any sort of consequences? It remains to be seen.
She is just the latest TV personality to get entangled in a controversy this week. Over the weekend, one of the most legendary basketball broadcasters of all time got caught up in a racist comment debacle.
All in all – a rough week for all parties involved.
The Bucks owner’s daughter decided to bring 2021 in with a bang by stripping all her clothes off. https://t.co/UgzhEEna4o
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 7, 2021