This triggered Behar to show off a photo of her 29-year-old self in the controversial costume, proudly boasting about her natural curls and how "cute" she was. Behar said that she had dressed up as "a handsome African woman". It was a Halloween party.
During the morning show on Thursday, Behar and the other co-hosts did not address the issue.
At the time, the only non-white co-host next to her was Raven-Symoné who seemed puzzled and kept questioning just what she was looking at since the photo was also shown to the studio audience.
The segment was focused on the "feminist statement" of embracing naturally curly hair.
"Joy ... are you my auntie, Joy?" After Behar explained it was a costume, Raven-Symoné wanted to know if she had applied "tanning lotion" to her skin.
Many commented that Behar will "get a pass" because she's a liberal.
On Friday, Gov. Ralph Northam apologized after the emergence of a photograph on his 1984 medical school yearbook page that featured a man in blackface and another in KKK garb. She says that the hair was her own and that she had dressed as a "beautiful African woman" for Halloween. She said she wore darker makeup and went as a "beautiful African woman". "Joy, is that you, Joy?" she asked.
"Yeah, but you ain't black", Symoné said under breath. Northam, who advocated for infanticide earlier this month, initially copped to the photo, but now is claiming it is not him in the photo.
Another Virginia Democrat, Attorney General Mark Herring, who led the charge in calling for Northam's resignation, was also forced to acknowledge that he, too, had worn blackface when he dressed as a rapper during a party at the University of Virginia in 1980 when he was 19. "That's my actual hair, though".