ABC Bosses Reveal That Joy Behar Apologized To Vice President Pence Over Offensive Christian Joke


While The View's Joy Behar is one of daytime television's boldest talk show hosts, she apologized for something controversial that recently came out of her mouth.

The Pence Apology

In a Disney shareholders meeting, The Walt Disney Company's top leader, Bob Iger, revealed that The View's stalwart co-host did make contact with Vice President Pence. According to Fox News, the man that forced Iger to acknowledge this issue was Justin Danhof, one of the National Center for Public Policy Research's primary representatives. Entertainment Daily pointed out that the organization stands for conservative values.

"First of all, Joy Behar apologized to Vice President Pence directly. She made a call to him and apologized, which I thought it was absolutely appropriate," said Iger in a statement that FOX News transcribed.

Vice President Pence Speaks

Before Behar apologized to the Vice President, Mr. Pence visited FOX & Friends for an exclusive interview. While Vice President Pence did not mention Joy Behar by name, he did take a shot at the ABC daytime talk show.

"People of all different faith traditions, they cherish their faith in God. And to have ABC have a forum that spoke in such demeaning terms, I think it's evidence of how out of touch some in the mainstream media are with the faith and values of the American people," said Vice President Pence to FOX News as transcribed by the Daily Beast.

Over 30,000 Complaints

The Behar-Pence apology reveal comes weeks after the Media Research Center targeted ABC and Joy Behar in a telephone campaign. The Media Research Center and its supporters left ABC with over 30,000 messages regarding their frustration with ABC and The View's veteran co-host's response to zealotic faith being a "mental illness."

The Media Research Center also threatened to target the ABC daytime talk show's advertisers if Behar did not retract her words. The day after the controversial remarks, Behar did attempt to apologize on the situation.

"I don't mean to offend people, but apparently I keep doing it. It was a joke. Comedians are in danger these days," said Behar in a statement to Entertainment Daily.

Daytime Talk Controversies

The View is not the only talk show that has had hosts face controversy.  Live with Kelly and Ryan co-host Ryan Seacrest had to cover the Academy Awards under the harsh spotlight of a sexual misconduct scandal. Polarizing talk show Steve Wilkos was arrested for driving under the influence during a Jan. 21 car crash. His blood alcohol level was at .29 percent. 

Megyn Kelly is still recovering from several controversial statements. She fired back at Jane Fonda in regards to the actress' reaction to her question about plastic surgery. She also brought up Fonda's controversial past as a Vietnam sympathizer. Kelly also added that women should be fat-shamed to lose weight.

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