Joy Behar and ABC were silent Thursday after an old photo resurfaced of “The View” co-host using makeup to darken her skin for a Halloween costume, the latest flashpoint in a week when a series of blackface scandals made national headlines.
The 76-year-old didn’t mention the clip on Thursday’s show, one day after an editor for the entertainment website The Wrap tweeted the three-year-old segment of Behar discussing a resurgence of curly hair.
During the 2016 segment, Behar, an outspoken liberal, displayed a 1970s-era photo of herself at a Halloween party when she was 29. She said that the hair was her own and that she had dressed as a “beautiful African woman.”
Co-host Raven-Symoné, who gasped when she saw the image, asked whether she had on tanning lotion. Behar said she wore makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin.”
“You mean blackface?” Symoné responded. Moments later, Symoné said, “I love it though.”