Watch: Liberal Joy Behar Admits She Wore Blackface, Shows a Photo

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February 07, 2019Feb 07, 2019

Photos have surfaced of yet another liberal in blackface. This time it's "The View" co-host Joy Behar.

After a photo of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam came to light, people dug up a long forgotten video clip from ABC's "The View" that showed Behar discussing her blackface costume.

In the video, Behar is trying to explain a costume she wore when she was 29. In it, she is dressed as "a beautiful African woman."

The clip was shared by The Wrap media editor Jon Levine. In the video, Behar was seen discussing a New York Times op-ed about the resurgence of curly hair.

Behar showed her colleagues and the audience a picture of herself with curly hair when she was 29 years old. However, her fellow co-hosts reacted to her surprising appearance.

Former Disney star Raven-Symoné, who was a co-host at the time, asked, "Joy, are you black?"

"I was so cute," Behar said.

"Joy... are you my auntie, Joy?" Raven-Symoné joked.

Behar explained that the picture was taken at a Halloween party where she dressed up as a "beautiful African woman." She stressed that it was her actual hair styled like a black woman.

"Did you have tanning lotion on, Joy?" Raven-Symoné asked.

Behar responded by saying she wore makeup "that was a little bit darker than my skin."

This is the latest in a series of admissions of blackface. On Friday, Governor Ralph Northam offered an apology after a photograph emerged on his medical school yearbook page that featured a man in blackface and another in a KKK robe. The following day, he claimed that it wasn't actually him in the photo.

Democratic Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who had previously called on Northam to resign, released a statement Wednesday that he also wore blackface in college.