Joy Behar Of 'The View' Apologizes For Mike Pence 'Mental Illness' Comment


"I was raised to respect everyone's religious faith and I fell short of that", Behar said on Tuesday's edition of "The View".

If you've missed the backstory here, this all began a few weeks ago when Joy Behar made a joke about Mike Pence being mentally ill because of his Christian faith.

In case you missed this whole feud, the VP was ticked off last month over comments the comedian made while discussing Omarosa's "Big Brother" warning that Pence is an "extreme" Christian who believes "Jesus tells him to say things". "It's another thing when Jesus talks to you", Ms. Behar said.

After receiving backlash from conservative viewers however, Behar privately called Pence to apologize for her remarks.

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The controversial remarks were made on "The View" by Behar on February 13.

On C-SPAN the next day, Pence attacked ABC, saying that the network should not have broadcast a "forum that compared Christianity to mental illness".

He said Behar owes an apology to them on her show. "But I felt it was important that I defend the faith of tens of millions of Americans against that kind of slander". And I'm like, Jesus ain't say that ...

The Disney CEO also told the shareholders that he was happy to learn that Behar finally apologized because he said that he "takes exception" to her statement.

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The right-wing Media Research Center launched an effort to hold "The View" accountable for promoting "anti-Christian bigotry", according to an open letter to ABC News from the group's president, Brent Bozell. "I would like to apologize to him and his family in particular".

"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 evangelicals who watch ABC and her show", the source wrote in an email. While speaking with Hannity, he suggested that Behar apologize publicly on The View.

"So does mine, but I'm not as good at it as you", Hannity remarked.

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