Joy Behar Warns She May Quit 'The View' Any Day Now
Far-left host says she considering walking from leftist ABC show
Far-left co-host of "The View" Joy Behar is warning that she may quit the controversial leftist ABC show any day now.
Behar has reportedly been mulling the possibility of leaving the program when her contract ends this summer, according to Variety.
Variety reported in April 2020 that Behar first mentioned her plans for retirement during an interview for the nonfiction book, “Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View.”
"I have a three-year contract,” Behar said in the book, which was first published in 2019.
"But that doesn’t mean I can’t leave if I want to, because they can’t really do anything to me at this point," she added.
"I don’t see myself staying for more [time]."
"That’s it! I could be wrong," Behar continued.
"If I’m as fabulous in  as I am now, I’ll think about.
"But the chances of that happening…
"You know, time marches on. I’m not a kid.”
Now that the contract is nearing an end, multiple social media users are expressing their delight and relief about Behar's possible exit.
"@JoyVBehar thank Goodness [you’re] leaving the view but your negativity and reputation will always stay a part of you,” one social media user wrote.
"What derogatory statements you make are a reflection of who you are and not of the people you talk about.”
@JoyVBehar thank Goodness your leaving the view but your negativity and reputation will always stay a part of you. What derogatory statements you make are a reflection of who you are and not of the people you talk about.— Tom Degro (@DegroTom) June 11, 2022
Harsh as that sounds, Behar has become infamous for her outrageous statements about people she does not like.
In the latest example, she suggested on Monday she wanted to jump out of a plane and land on the Supreme Court following its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“It’s not easy to jump out of a plane.”— The Recount (@therecount) June 27, 2022
— "The View" co-host @JoyVBehar jokes about her reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Roe v. Wade while the cast was on a flight pic.twitter.com/sQHnO8Fm9M
In May 2020, Behar called former President Donald Trump a “disgusting racist,” and she suggested anyone who supported him may also be a racist.
Joy Behar on Trump's "ask China" response to @weijia: "He’s a disgusting racist...And we know it when he goes after China and he goes after a Chinese-American girl...and anybody who still supports this guy needs to look in the mirror and ask themselves if they are racist also." pic.twitter.com/weNCM5hVS0— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 12, 2020
However, Behar failed to prove any examples of Trump doing or saying anything that would be considered "racist."
This irrational tendency to attack or threaten everyone she disagrees with is a key reason why many were celebrating her reported retirement.
Joy Behar Announces That She Is Leaving The View: https://t.co/ikTX6uzIAj pic.twitter.com/bdHlZOLmgz— 🍺 Raymond from Brew Jersey. (@brewjersey) June 6, 2022
@JoyVBehar is an octogenarian who thank god is leaving @TheView— Judy Black (@jblackie01) June 23, 2022
When reports of Behar’s possible retirement were swirling in 2020, an ABC representative attempted to throw cold water on the suggestion.
"This is not true,” the representative said.
"Joy was asked what happens at the end of her contract and as she herself made clear in the interview, if she’s ‘as fabulous in  as I am now,’ she will be in her seat at the table.”
The fact is that many viewers find Behar’s hate and vitriol far from “fabulous.”
Removing her spiteful comments from the airwaves might not be the worst thing.