Co-host Raven-Symoné jokingly asked: "Joy, are you Black?"
"I had makeup that was a little bit darker than my skin", Behar, now 76, replied. Raven asked, to which she responded, "I was so cute".
"I'm more flabbergasted by her willingness to pull this photo out and proudly show the world as if it's totally cool in the year 2016", Jezebel's Kara Brown wrote after the 2016 segment. It was a Halloween party. "Joy ... are you my auntie?!"
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"I don't see how that is racist on Halloween", said Kelly, remarking on a cast member from Bravo's Real Housewives of NY getting into trouble for dressing up as legendary singer Diana Ross.
In October, NBC host Megyn Kelly was canned from the network after comments concerning people dressing up as characters and celebrities of differing races on Halloween that critics decried as "racist". "I believe this is a time for more understanding, more love, more sensitivity and honor.Thank you for listening and for helping me listen too".
Messages seeking comment were left with her agent and the ABC program.
Joy Beharis coming under fire for a past Halloween costume in which she wore blackface. "Even if she's often unfair to conservatives - stick to basic principles of fairness", Ingraham tweeted on Thursday morning about the Behar image.