ABC silent as pressure mounts for 'The View' host Joy Behar to apologize for anti-Christian comments
The host of ABC's 'The View' landed herself in trouble after she made comments about VP Mike Pence
ABC has not made a move indicating that it will be issuing a formal, live apology from Joy Behar over her recent comments about Christianity.
Joy Behar has never been afraid to speak her mind. The host of ABC's 'The View' landed herself in some hot soup after she made comments about Vice President Mike Pence's faith. The host said, "It's one thing to talk to Jesus, and it's another thing when he talks back to you."
"That's called mental illness if I'm not wrong" the host continued.
The comments caused many Christians to take offense. Viewers immediately called for an on-air apology, but ABC has remained silent over the pressure. However, the tiff seems to have spilled over to the higher-ups, with Disney's head Bob Iger coming to his own defense.
It was revealed to Fox News that Bob Iger was confronted by an angry shareholder and was asked to make Joy Behar apologize formally on air.
“Joy Behar apologized to Vice President Pence directly. She made a call to him and apologized, which I thought was absolutely appropriate,” Bob said.
According to a White House source, the host did call the Vice President and offer him an apology. “She apologized to the vice president, he accepted and said he wasn’t offended by her comment for his own sake but on behalf of the millions of Christians who watch ABC and her show," the source told Fox News. "He encouraged her to make the same apology publicly on the show that she did privately to him.”
Joy Behar hasn't made any active move towards an apology and it doesn't seem like she has any plans in doing so either. It honestly looks like the government has forgotten about the first amendment. As for Joy? You do you, Joy. You do you.
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