Joy Behar made a terrible ‘joke’ about Carl Nassib coming out

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Pride month is coming to close in about week, and some notable people have come out. NFL player Carl Nassib announced on Instagram on Monday that he is gay. Even though we are in 2021, it still takes a huge amount of courage for public figures to come out. And here’s just one example of why that is. Joy Behar made an awful joke during a segment of The View. The ladies were discussing Carl Nassib. Joy made a truly terrible “joke” that you can read below. After the commercial break, Joy gave a sh*ty non-apology apology, asking the audience to pretend that she didn’t say what she said. Let’s just say it left a lot to be desired. Below are few more highlights via People:

“After they said penetration in the end zone, they lost me!” Behar said during the conversation.

Before the next commercial break, however, the TV personality, 78, walked back her comment.

“I just long for the days when you can just be gay in the world and it doesn’t become a big deal,” she said. “By the way, that inappropriate joke I made for daytime television, scratch it. Make believe I never said it.”

[From People]

This is my issue with most people, just shut the hell up. It took Carl a massive amount of courage to come out since he is affiliated with probably the most “bro-y” sport in the US. All Joy had to do was either congratulate him or just sit at the table and say nothing. Her joke was cringey AF and was from a time when people thought it was cool to punch down at the LGBTQIA community. And no one found it funny.

We are in a different era now and the least Joy could have done was offer a real apology after the fact. Instead, she went on her schtick of, “why do people have to make such a big deal about coming out?” Because of people like you Joy. The irony of the entire situation was Carl explained why he made a public announcement about being gay. He made it clear that it wasn’t for attention but for representation. He stated he hopes that one day, coming out won’t have to be such a big deal. But thanks Joy for making it harder for the next person. Hopefully, Joy has learned from this debacle and before the week is over she will issue a real apology. That is the least that she can do.

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  1. Esmom says:

    WTAF? She is trash and yet another example of why this country is such a mess right now. So much ignorance running unchecked.

    • Darla says:

      I had to read this twice because I was actually shocked she would say something this stupid and mean and awful.

      • J.Mo says:

        Not only that, she interrupted and made sure she had their attention to set up her stupid “joke.”

  2. Darla says:

    How awful. This is a nearly unbelievable level of bigoted stupidity from her.

  3. Jillian says:

    What an asshole

  4. Lala11_7 says:

    Not surprised…

    • SurelyNot says:

      Same. Joy has shown us who she is over and over, but since she fights with Do You Know WHO MY FATHER IS McCain she gets a pass. She is a bigot and misogynist.

      I’d still like to shove my doctor’s stethoscope up her end zone.

    • DragonWise says:

      Yup! Calling her a “hack” is a compliment. She is literally never funny, and all her attempts at humor are dated, stale, mean-spirited, or all three. I find it appalling that Chrissy is the only one facing consequences, when while Joy didn’t literally message her to off herself, was absolutely horrible in what she said about Courtney Stodden, with no empathy or understanding that she was basically a coerced and abused child bride. I would be thrilled if this was the straw that broke the camel’s back and she gets fired so I’d never have to hear one of her shrill attempts at 1950′s humor again, but that likely won’t happen.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        True. People really need to grow past “But I myself don’t wish bodily harm on any of them,” or needing to hear personal stories of bodily harm in order to change their behavior towards others or admit they were wrong. It’s sad that that’s still where Joy Behar is at, so far in life. Courtney made it clear that it wasn’t just death wishes from that one horrible person that contributed to their depression and put them in a dangerous place. They made it clear that the public slut-shaming of them in their teens and 20s was part of the trauma. And that, Im sorry folks have to keep broadcasting it apology to Carl was pretty crappy. It’s not like people have spent this century in the dark about the impact of misogynistic abuse and homophobia on mental health.

  5. Piratewench says:

    She’s histrionic. Can’t filter her inappropriate thoughts because she just wants attention. She’s very rude and I have given her a pass in my mind way too many times. Get her off the stage!

  6. Oh_Hey says:

    What is up with older people loving to make “jokes” that destroy their credibility?
    She had just cooked Meghan McCain last week now she can take a seat next to her.
    I can’t.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      Sadly she puts me in the position of having to quote a “mom-ism” from my late mother : “If you can’t say anything nice (Joy), then don’t say anything at all”.
      This is one of the many reasons I don’t watch daytime tv. People say stupid stuff just to get attention.

  7. faithmobile says:

    Colbert managed to get a joke about it without being offensive(it is possible to be a comedian and simultaneously not be a jerk).

  8. Steph says:

    Yeah… she was gross with it

  9. Robyn says:

    You know why coming out is still “a big deal”? Because there are currently almost 300 anti-LGBTQ+ bills before state legislatures in America. Because folks grow up in fear. Because right now, thousands of kids feel they would be better off dead than gay. So get bent, Joy. The “who cares” response is so very diminishing to the very real danger folks face.

    • KNy says:

      @robyn exactly! And she can help pave the way for a day where people can be gay in the world and it not be a “big deal” by not being an absolute a-hole when a professional football player of all people comes out. That entire show needs to be torched to the ground.

    • Amanda says:

      Almost 300? Doesn’t the US have better things to do? It’s pathetic and sad that they hate gay people so much.

  10. rainbowkitty says:

    She’s gross and part of the problem.

  11. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’ve been laughing at penetration in the end zone for decades. Every sport has like a bazillion sexual innuendos, so the fact that this older woman had to unpack one regarding someone coming out is as juvenile at it gets. And I’m not talking high school. This is junior high Beavis and Butthead.

  12. emu says:

    There’s a gay sports bar in Denver called “Tight End”. It’s funny.

  13. lise says:

    this is incredibly off topic but i think the phrasing should be “first openly gay and active player” or “first openly gay, active player”.

  14. Patagon says:

    It’s not that u can tell jokes involving gays, it’s that the teller should take use that humor while dripping with hippocracy.