Joy Behar Complains Ukraine Is Disrupting Her Vacation Plans with Russian Invasion
'The View' co-host outraged that her trip to Europe may be disrupted by war
"The View" co-host Joy Behar has complained that her plans for a vacation in Europe are now being disrupted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Behar said during Thursday's show that she's outraged that her plans to "go to Italy" are now hanging in the balance while Ukrainian citizens battle death, destruction, and displacement at the hands of Russian forces.
The show’s panelists were discussing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine when Behar insisted that Ukrainians are not the only ones suffering from the war.
Behar revealed that she's also a victim of the crisis due to yet another missed travel opportunity after two years of restrictions during the pandemic.
"Estimates are 50,000 Ukrainians will be dead or wounded," co-host Sonny Hostin first told viewers.
"And that this is going to start a humanitarian crisis, a refugee crisis in Europe."
"We’re talking about 5 million people that are going to be displaced," Hostin added.
"It’s heartbreaking to hear what is going to happen."
The View’s Joy Behar is DEVASTATED that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine may affect her vacation to Italy. pic.twitter.com/MZQZoD3QGS— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 24, 2022
Behar then reacted to Hostin’s remarks.
"Well, I’m scared of what’s going to happen in Western Europe too," Behar said.
"You know, you plan a trip.
"You want to go there.
"I want to go to Italy for four years and I haven’t been able to make it because of the pandemic.
"And now this," she said, referring to the Ukraine invasion.
"It’s like, ‘What’s gonna happen there?’"
Behar then went on to describe Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"This guy, he’s a singular sensation in a certain way, you know what I mean?" Behar said.
"I don’t know that he has that much support in his country … and maybe that has to be addressed because we’ve seen this movie before."
Behar’s vacation remarks drew a torrent of reactions on social media.
"Joy Behar is elitist trash," Washington Times columnist Tim Young wrote.
Joy Behar is elitist trash. https://t.co/LE4X6Qy6kr— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 25, 2022
"War sucks and all," another commenter wrote, "but what if Joy Behar can’t go to Italy?
"I mean Ukrainians should really stop getting selfishly blown up."
War sucks and all, but what if Joy Behar can’t vacation to Italy? I mean Ukrainians should really stop getting selfishly blown up. https://t.co/JBmQkxwwz5— Brandon Herrera (@TheAKGuy) February 25, 2022
"God grant me the absolute confidence and egocentricity of Joy Behar complaining that a war ruined her vacation plans while the bombs are still literally dropping," another wrote.
God grant me the absolute confidence and egocentricity of Joy Behar complaining that a war ruined her vacation plans while the bombs are still literally dropping.— Joanne Mason (@JoanneMason11) February 25, 2022
Last week, Behar was spotted maskless at a New York City restaurant after previously saying she planned to wear masks in public "indefinitely."