Joy Behar found herself in trouble on this morning’s episode of The View after making a joke about NFL player Carl Nassib, who made headlines for being the first active professional soccer player to come out publicly gay. During a conversation about Nassib’s ad, Behar recounted her “inappropriate joke” shortly after saying it.
Nassib released a video yesterday (June 21) sharing the news of him, in which he explained, “I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest. I think representation and visibility are very important. “He continued:” In fact, I hope that one day, videos like this and the whole presentation process will not be necessary. But until then, I will do my best and do my part to cultivate an accepting culture that is compassionate. ” After playing the clip, Behar asked her co-hosts: “We are in 2021, is this that important?”
After hearing the opinion of Ana Navarro, who argued that it was about “being seen and accepted,” Behar joked. “Ana, after they said ‘end zone penetration’, they lost me,” she said, responding to Navarro by admitting that she “can even watch a soccer game from time to time.”
Behar’s comment was met with an awkward laugh from his co-hosts, and Navarro even covered his ears. The exception was Meghan McCain, who was visibly not amused. After listening to Sunny Hostin and McCain about their thoughts on Nassib’s introduction video, Behar half apologized for her joke.
“I just long for the days when you can be gay in the world and it doesn’t become a big deal,” she said. She added with a wave of her hand: “By the way, that inappropriate joke I made for daytime television, throw it out. Make believe I never said it. “