Joy Behar Darkened Skin To Dress As 'African Woman' For Halloween

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The Wrap media editor Jon Levine shared the 2016 clip, in which the ultra-liberal Behar is seen discussing a New York Times piece about the resurgence of curly hair, Fox News reported.

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".

The video clip resurfaced this week as the top-ranking Democrats in the Virginia legislature are dealing with scandal over donning blackface in their pasts.

"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?!"

Gov. Ralph Northam apologized after a photo featuring a man in blackface and another dressed in KKK robes from his medical school yearbook page emerged last week.

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"That's my actual hair though", she said. He then admitted he did once use shoe polish to darken his skin to resemble Michael Jackson for a dance contest in 1984.

"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.

Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring, who had called on Northam to step down, released a statement Wednesday that he also wore blackface in college.

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.

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