The View’s Joy Behar stumbled and repeatedly misgendered Caitlyn Jenner
on Friday’s show as they were discussing her bid for governor of
California. She later went on to apologize for her mistake.
“He’s got this guy Brad Parscale running his campaign. What do you
think about that? I mean that guy was accused of using campaign funds
to enrich himself,” Behar remarked and then asked Sunny Hostin what her thoughts on Jenner’s campaign were. “That’s who is running his
campaign, or her campaign, rather.” Jenner transitioned to a woman in
Behar went on to make the same mistake later in the segment after
Meghan McCain spoke on the issue of Jenner’s gubernatorial run. McCain
and Hostin both were in agreement that “she’s woefully unprepared to
run for governor and to run anything.”
Both Ana Navarro and Sara Haines were supportive of the former Olympian athlete’s bid, even though they panned her on political issues just as
the other co-hosts did. Jenner has supported both Ted Cruz and former
President Trump in the past. She is taking a strong stance against
Gavin Newsom’s draconian COVID-19 lockdowns.
“I don’t take it that seriously, maybe I should,” McCain quipped. “I
don’t think she’s going to win and I’m not saying that to be rude or
negative. I agree with Sunny, I don’t think this is the type of thing
that should have on-the-job training. California is a mess.” She
pointed out that she had a lot of friends in California and they were
either leaving or were in a state of shock over issues such as rampant homelessness in the state.
“Right, I would go along with that,” Behar declared. “I think that he
should — she, rather, should take a seat and let somebody with the
credentials take over a major state like California.”
Behar later apologized for her goof, adding, “but, whatever, it just
came out so I’m sorry if anybody was upset by that.”
“So first of all let me apologize for my pronoun mix-up,” she stated
after the commercial break. “I think I just didn’t get enough sleep
last night. I had no intention of mixing them up and I tried to correct
it immediately but, whatever, it just came out so I’m sorry if anybody
was upset by that.”
That wasn’t a sufficient excuse for some viewers who blasted Behar’s
comments as “disgusting and uncalled for.” Others accused her of being “anti-transgender” and demanded that ABC fire her.
Behar also apologized for other comments she made on Friday’s show. At
the beginning of the broadcast, she introduced a segment highlighting a
parent who demanded a Georgia school board end its mask mandate for
young children by stating that the mother was “bitching about it.”
Co-host Meghan McCain objected to Behar’s attack on the mother and
Behar sort of apologized for it: “Maybe I shouldn’t have said she was ‘bitching,’” she agreed. “I apologize. It just slipped out.”
Behar was ripped on social media for her mistake concerning Jenner:
Yashar Ali ??
Joy Behar misgendered Caitlyn Jenner at least four times on
the View this morning.
Caitlyn transitioned over six years ago.
I don't know why Joy misgendered her but it's an important
reminder that we don't misgender people even if we don't
like their politics.
Not good enough. Fire Big Mouth Joy Behar @theview @abc off
the air. Behar is anti transgender.
Jill Kelley Mann
Disgusting and uncalled for! @JoyBehar get your act together,
The only person I’ve seen misgendering Caitlyn Jenner today
is Joy Behar so I guess this is true
Brad Polumbo ?????? ??????
If your first instinct is to call Caitlyn Jenner
a man or attack Caitlyn for being transgender, rather
than talk about the substance of her campaign or
policy ideas, you're telling on yourself and revealing
Interesting that host Joy Behar misgendered #Caitlyn Jenner
FOUR TIMES on @TheView this morning. Is she going to lose her
job ala Sharon Osbourne on @TheTalkCBS? @piersmorgan