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Donald Trump, Jr. calls The View’s Joy Behar out for wearing ‘blackface’
We have seen it time and again. When a well-known individual does or says something that the ever-more-radical left deems unacceptable, they get “canceled.” It is “The Scarlet Letter” raised to the nth degree.
If the rules were applied equally, then it ought to be Joy Behar’s turn to be canceled. Donald Trump Jr. just called out “The View” co-host for wearing “blackface” in the past, the same so-called offense that upended, for example, Megyn Kelly’s career.
How things began
Things went wrong for Behar on Thursday when Trump Jr. appeared on her show to promote his new book, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and wants to Silence Us.” Behar, as expected, quickly tried to put Trump Jr. on the defensive by attacking his father, President Donald Trump.
“[President Trump] called some Mexicans rapists, he attacked the handicapped, he bragged about it,” Behar said. “We heard the ‘Access’ tape, where he bragged about grabbing women by their genitalia.”
Trump Jr., however, came prepared. “We’ve all done things that we regret, I mean, if we’re talking about bringing a discourse down, Joy, you’ve worn blackface,” he said.
“No, I have not,” insisted Behar. “I know blackface when I see it and that was not blackface,” added her fellow co-host, Whoopi Goldberg.
Well, Behar and Goldberg, you are both wrong. Trump Jr. set the trap, and you both fell right into it.
Following the interview, Trump Jr. shared on Twitter a video clip from a 2016 episode of “The View” in which Behar admited to dressing up as, in her own words, “a beautiful African woman.”
“Here’s @TheView’s Joy Behar admitting on national TV that she in fact wore blackface,” Trump Jr. wrote. “Why are they denying it now?”
Joy Behar admitted during a taping of The View in 2016 to dressing as a “beautiful African women” at a Halloween party when she was 29 which involved makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin”
The show even ran an image of the old photo pic.twitter.com/qKQqzDPxyn
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 6, 2019
Rules don’t apply
One Twitter user, Jason Howerton, hit the nail on the head. “Joy Behar and Whoopi were FURIOUS today that @DonaldJTrumpJr would dare accuse Joy of wearing ‘blackface,'” he wrote. “A few years ago, this is what she said: ‘It was a Halloween party, I went as a beautiful African woman.’ Enjoy the cancel culture you created.”
Yes, Jason, if the “culture” the extreme left created applied to itself, then it would indeed be Behar’s time to go, or be “canceled.” But the left’s built-in double standard is Behar’s get out of jail free card — as it was for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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