During Tuesday’s episode of the ABC talk show “The View,” Joy Behar seemingly attempted to blame who she is psychologically on her late father when she whined that it still bothers her that her he didn’t think she was pretty when she was a child, which was a long time ago given the fact that she is currently 80 years-old.
But first, check out another moment where Behar brought up her father on “The View” a few years ago in the video below.
Meghan: “I am John McCain’s daughter I am not someone who sits here and is okay with racism!
Joy: “And I am Gino Occhiuto’s daughter and I say HE’S A RACIST!”
Whoopi: “And I’m Whoopi Goldberg and we’ll be right back.” pic.twitter.com/BnQLMkdlcO
— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) January 15, 2019
‘The View’ Co-Hosts Talk Therapy And Trauma
It all started when co-host Sunny Hostin admitted that she’s never been to therapy even though she is “probably a lunatic most of the time.”
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“I’m sure I need it,” she added. (We’re not going to argue with that!)
Hostin then said that Behar is constantly claiming that “most of your adult behavior stems from some sort of childhood trauma.”
That’s when Behar opened up about her own “childhood trauma” like never before.
“It’s like if you have a wound and you put a bandaid on it, it will never heal because it doesn’t get air. You’ve got to air the wound,” Behar said. “And you’ve got to also understand why your behavior today is your unconscious mind telling you what to do rather than your conscious mind.”
As the conversation about blackface continues in the public sphere, Joy Behar is the latest celebrity revealed to have engaged in the racist practice in the past. Her public excuse was she was dressed as a beautiful black woman. Yep. That’s what she said. pic.twitter.com/x6BvWJyN4k
— Dolly Russo (@DollyRu55695159) December 2, 2022
‘The View’ Co-Hosts Hit Back
Some of Behar’s co-hosts took issue with this logic, however, with Sara Haines pointing out that “what’s traumatic as you’re developing, could be very minor to your adult self.”
“What if your sister took your cookie?” Hostin asked. “Are you going to then be a stingy person for the rest of your life because your sister took your cookie?”
This was enough to lead Behar to put on her therapist hat and say that Hostin must be in a sibling rivalry herself, adding that she should “work on that.”
Behar then brought up her father saying that another girl was prettier than her when she was a child, claiming that there are “some things that stick in your mind.”
“Like if your father doesn’t think you’re pretty, you don’t think you’re pretty,” Behar lamented before emotionally exclaiming, “This is so sad!”
“Whatever, he’s dead now,” Behar concluded coldly. “I liked him, actually. He was very funny.”