“The View” co-hosts are known for saying outlandish things, but Joy Behar’s latest stunt regarding gun control has people scratching their heads.
Behar decided to chime in on the topic of guns on June 8th and her puzzling statement is being mocked throughout social media.
During a discussion on gun control legislation, Behar said that gun laws will change “once Black people get guns.”
JOY BEHAR: “Once Black people get guns in this country, the gun laws will change. Trust me.”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 8, 2022
Her exact words were: “Once Black people get guns in this country, the gun laws will change. Trust me.”
Apparently, by her own words, Behar either doesn’t think the Second Amendment doesn’t already apply to Black people, or she’s implying that they are incapable of owning guns.
Who wants to tell her that Black people can and do own guns?
Gun ownership among Black Americans skyrocketed in 2020, with a gun purchase increase of almost 60% just in the first half of 2020.
“We are definitely embracing our 2nd Amendment,” Wanda James, owner of a gun club, told Fox News. “A lot of that is due to not feeling safe, and wanting to protect ourselves and our family in the same way that every other American is given that right, and I believe that Black America has decided to start embracing that.”
Behar is no stranger to controversy and has dressed up in blackface, which re-surfaced pictures of her showed. The controversial co-host dressed up as what she called “a beautiful African woman” at a Halloween party back in the 1970s.
Oh look! Joy Behar once wore blackface years ago for Halloween for her “beautiful black woman” costume! She probably doesn’t want THIS PHOTO brought up right about now! 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/QuCHRcph3E
— Shawnasaurus Rex (@ShawnG927) February 7, 2019
While the move seems benign, Republicans in the same situation have been branded racist and have had their character dragged through the mud. Behar admitted that she darkened her skin with makeup.
On the other hand, she received no such blowback from her side of the political aisle.
In 2018, talk show host Megyn Kelly asked why it would be racist if a white person wanted to dress up as a black person they admire for Halloween. Unfortunately, this simple question threw liberals into a tailspin and Kelly was labeled a racist. She was then fired from her show and tarnished her reputation for just talking about the subject.
The double standard with Behar’s behavior is frustrating but not surprising at this point.