JOY-LESS: Behar Whines Russian Invasion Into Ukraine May Ruin Vacation To Italy


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Joy Behar, the co-host of the ABC Daytime talk show “The View” made herself look like the elitist, selfish person many believe she is.

During a conversation with her fellow co-hosts about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Behar the host lamented that the war could interfere with her trip to Italy.

“Estimates are 50,000 Ukrainians will be dead or wounded,” her co-host Sonny Hostin said, emphasizing the seriousness of the situation, “and that this is going to start a humanitarian crisis, a refugee crisis in Europe. We’re talking about 5 million people that are going to be displaced. It’s heartbreaking to hear what is going to happen.”

But it was Behar’s response that got people talking.

“Well, I’m scared of what’s going to happen in Western Europe too,” she said, as if she was concerned for the well being of the possibility of 50,000 dead human beings. “You know, you plan a trip. You want to go there. I want to go to Italy for four years and I haven’t been able to make it because of the pandemic.

“And now this,” she said of the Russian invasion. “It’s like, ‘What’s gonna happen there?’”

She then went on to talk about Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“This guy, he’s a singular sensation in a certain way, you know what I mean?” she said. “I don’t know that he has that much support in his country … and maybe that has to be addressed because we’ve seen this movie before.”


Behar was crushed on Twitter for her callous comments.

“You almost have to respect Joy Behar’s unwavering commitment toward ensuring that boomers are the most hated generation alive,” one woman said with video of her comments.

“Joy Behar is elitist trash,” Washington Times columnist Tim Young said.

“Joy Behar is the perfect liberal Karen… she doesnt care about people getting killed in Ukraine, just that this might interrupt her trips to Italy,” he said.

“Did Putin even stop to think how his invasion would affect Joy Behar’s trip to Italy?” Russian born columnist for The New York Post and Fox News, Karol Markowicz said.

“I literally can’t believe Joy Behar said this,” Liz Wheeler said.

.@JoyVBehar has no soul. Children are being killed and she misses her cappuccino in Venice, former advisor to former President Donald Trump, Sebastian Gorka said.


And last week she caused controversy when she vowed to wear a mask “indefinitely”  because of COVID-19 but she has broken that vow.

“Personally, I listen to the little voice in my head that doesn’t really follow a hundred percent what they tell me because they keep changing it,” she said on her show, citing the CDC changing its guidance on masking.

“So like, a very short time ago they were saying put the N95 masks on, make sure it’s on, and now they’re saying you don’t have to wear them anymore. So if I go on the subway, if I go in a bus, if I go into the theater, if I go into, where else would I go? A crowded place, I would wear a mask, and I might do that indefinitely,” the host said.

“Because why do I need the flu or a cold even?” she said. “And so I’m listening to myself right now. I mean, I don’t think it’s a hundred percent safe yet.”

Dr. Laura Wright pointed to death statistics to say that parents need to make their own assessments about their kids wearing masks.

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“We need to weigh risks. Tradeoffs is a basic thing that we teach,” she said. “We need to be able to be adults about this. Why should you have to make decisions like this? Why has the messaging been so inconsistent?”

But The Post Millennial‘s editor-in-chief Libby Emmons caught the host at a New York City restaurant sans mask and shared the photo to Twitter.

“Joy Behar said she was going to mask in public places ‘indefinitely’ because it’s just not safe. Except for last night out at this restaurant, apparently,” she said on Friday. “I hear that she also walked out of the restaurant unmasked, though her companions dutifully donned theirs.”