(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Joy Behar, attempted comedian host of The View, is being widely ridiculed online after stating Russian mob boss Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has ruined her vacation plans.
“I’m scared of what’s going to happen in Western Europe, too,” Behar said. “You plan a trip, you want to go there, you want to go to Italy for four years and you can’t make it because of the pandemic, and now this.”
“What’s going to happen there?” she asked.
She then went on to say “we’ve seen this movie before,” implying a comparison of Putin to Hitler.
Behar has been roundly ridiculed online by both Republicans and Democrats for these statements.
Please send your thoughts and prayers to Joy during this difficult time
— Ida Tavakoli (@IdaTavakoli) February 24, 2022
— Dan O’Donnell (@DanODonne11) February 25, 2022
The way some Americans conflate totally different parts of Europe any time something bad happens is ridiculous.
Kyiv to Rome is 2,352km.
Philadelphia to Dallas is 2,361km.
Would you cancel a trip to Dallas because of something that’s happening in Philadelphia?
— London Titan 💙🇺🇦 (@LondonTitan) February 25, 2022
A most problematic point here is her sayin’ Western Europe, implying that all those potential refugees from Eastern Europe are not supposed to be there, muckin’ up her vacay.
I usually dig Behar’s shtick, & pretty often agree with her, so hearin’ her say this was a big “Ouch”.
— Jack Barry (@thisguyjack) February 25, 2022
Next thing you know your favourite coffee place is behind enemy lines.
— Bryan (@Bryanireland) February 24, 2022
Could Italy have planned EVERYTHING just to keep Joy out?
— Jim H (@Jimhubes) February 24, 2022
— Stoic Amble (@StoicAmble) February 24, 2022
Maybe if Joy goes to Ukraine, Russia won’t want to be there anymore.
— Zach Unke (@zachunke) February 25, 2022