Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

Joy Behar darkened skin for 'African woman' Halloween costume

Dressed as ‘Beautiful African Woman’ Resurfaces AP  ABC  Screenshot7 Feb 2019 Dressed as ‘Beautiful African Woman’ Resurfaces AP ABC Screenshot7 Feb 2019
Charles Bowen | 08 February, 2019, 08:14

In the clip, the co-hosts are discussing a piece from The New York Times Style Magazine, which at the time was indicating that curly hair had become fashionable again.

Upon seeing the photo, her co-hosts appeared visibly shocked at what they were looking at.

"I was so cute", Behar said in the clip.

During the 2016 segment, Behar displayed a 1970s-era photo of herself at a Halloween party when she was 29. "Do you have tanning lotion on?"

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"I was 29", explained Behar. She asked, "Are you black, Joy?" followed by, "Are you my auntie, Joy?" "Hell, girls can't even wear braids in their hair anymore without getting yelled at for that, but she ACTUALLY dresses as a "beautiful African woman" and nothing?" He then admitted he did once use shoe polish to darken his skin to resemble Michael Jackson for a dance contest in 1984.

Another Virginia Democrat, Attorney General Mark Herring, who led the charge in calling for Northam's resignation, was also forced to acknowledge that he, too, had worn blackface when he dressed as a rapper during a party at the University of Virginia in 1980 when he was 19.

In October, NBC host Megyn Kelly was canned from the network after comments concerning people dressing up as characters and celebrities of differing races on Halloween that critics decried as "racist". The Democratic leader later said he was not in the photo and hadn't seen it before. Moments later, Symoné said, "I love it though". The conversation was reintroduced after a long-forgotten video clip from the talk show resurfaced showing the TV personality explaining a Halloween costume from when she was younger.

Many commented that Behar will "get a pass" because she's a liberal. Gov. Ralph Northam has apologized but refuses to stand down after an image surfaced from his page in his medical school yearbook of a photo of a person in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan costume.

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