'Not everything is political': Joy Behar slammed for saying Alec Baldwin is 'target for Reps' amid trial
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: The co-host of 'The View', Joy Behar felt forced to issue a half-hearted hearted apology on Friday after she suggested that the reason actor Alec Baldwin was charged with involuntary manslaughter is that the prosecutor in charge of the case is a "huge Republican." Behar's comments prompted the need for clarification from Behar.
On the set of the movie 'Rust', a young cinematographer Halyna Hutchins tragically lost her life when a bullet from a prop weapon being used by Alec unintentionally went off, striking and ultimately killing Hutchins. In addition, director Joel Souza was also injured.
Behar questioned why it was "the actor's obligation" to check their handgun for live ammunition during a discussion of the charges that will be filed against Baldwin in the 2021 shooting death of 'Rust' cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on production. The liberal co-host of 'The View', however, also suggested a conspiracy theory in which Baldwin's well-known liberalism is held responsible for his legal troubles. According to a video published by Fox News, She said, “Also, you know, the DA who is indicting him, or whatever the legal term is right now, she's a big Republican, I’m only saying this because Alec Baldwin is a target for Republicans. They can’t stand him.”
The host was however forced to apologize for her this statement as the allegations made by her were bogus, Mary Carmack-Altwies, who serves as district attorney of Santa Fe, is a Democrat. Behar returned in the following episode to make a half-hearted correction. “Clarification [on] something I said last segment,” she said. “It's the special prosecutor who's now the Republican politician in New Mexico, and not the current DA. I get them mixed up sometimes. So, sue me.”
'It must be very sad to be Joy Behar'
The Damage was already done by the time Behar corrected her statements, the internet was furious over the remarks made by the co-host. A Twitter user wrote "Damn Joy!!!! Not everything is political. She does this for raitings. Money is her only interest." Another user wrote, "This woman is so disgusting." Another user also expressed their sadness sarcastically for the actress writing, "It must be very sad to be Joy Behar."
Damn Joy!!!! Not everything is political. She does this for raitings. Money is her only interest.— JM (@nosaj75) January 20, 2023
This woman is so disgusting— Troutmaster4 (@Troutmaster41) January 20, 2023
It must be very sad to be Joy Behar.— Jan Ty (@JanTybo2004) January 21, 2023
Some users also expressed their opinions on how the host tries to target a political wing. A user wrote, "If Alec Baldwin was a Republican Joy Behar would be singing a different tune," while another wrote, "So someone that pulled the trigger -should not be charged, due to political motivation?"
If Alec Baldwin was a Republican Joy Behar would be singing a different tune.— Scott Hawbaker (@Hawbaker3Scott) January 21, 2023
So someone that pulled the trigger -should not be charged, due to political motivation?— james petty (@jamespe22091727) January 21, 2023
More people started adding and expressing their anger towards Behar and the show. A user tweeted, "I can't understand why anyone watches that show with her and Whoopi," another handler wrote, "Has nothing to with politics honey. Everything to do with justice," while another user wrote, "She is a hater! Shame on you, Joy."
I can't understand why anyone watches that show with her and Whoopi— Mot (@1grandp) January 20, 2023
Has nothing to with politics honey. Everything to do with justice— Ashley Carlson (@ASHLEY_BEHONEST) January 21, 2023
She is a hater! Shame on you, Joy.— gyogaman (@gyogaman) January 21, 2023
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