Joy Behar – the only remaining original panelist on The View – was hit online on Thursday, after appearing to be more concerned about her holiday in Italy than the plight of the Ukrainian. Many people have called the star ‘egotistical’ because of the controversial comments
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American TV personality Joy Behar has been criticized online, after making several seriously false comments regarding the pending refugee crisis in Europe.
The View presenter has been branded ‘right’, ‘ignorant’ and ‘unknown’ on social media by critics, for lamenting holiday plans canceled due to the conflict Russia’s total invasion of Ukraine.
Speaking on The View, Joy, 79, changed the discussion to a desire to ‘get to’ Italy after four years of planning – just seconds after Sunny Hostin, 53, estimated “50,000 Ukrainians will dead or wounded” thanks to the words of Vladimir Putin. plans.
On Thursday, the Russian president launched one of Europe’s biggest military strikes since the second world war – with many fearing another global war is imminent.
Not long after explosions rang out across the country, in cities like Odesa and Kyiv, an adviser to Ukraine’s president said more than 40 soldiers had died and dozens more were injured.
Discussing the appalling developments in Europe with her panelists, The View host Sunny explained some of the facts about the situation during Thursday’s version of the talk show.
“It is estimated that 50,000 Ukrainians will die or be injured and this will start a refugee crisis in Europe,” she told co-hosts and viewers.
“We’re talking about 5 million people who will be displaced. It’s heartbreaking to hear what’s coming.”
In what has come to be known as ‘tone deafness’, comedian Joy then switched the conversation to discuss how the crisis is affecting her – particularly her travel plans to Italy, a country located about 1500 miles from where the Russians are currently bombing. .
“I’m also afraid of what will happen in Western Europe. You plan a trip, you want to go there, I’ve wanted to go to Italy for four years and I haven’t been able to do it because of the pandemic and now it’s this,” she announced on the American TV show.
“It’s like, what’s going to happen there?”
Social media quickly caught Joy’s seemingly ‘unemotional’ reaction to this news.
Broadcaster Liz Wheeler posted the video on Twitter, captioning the clip: “I honestly can’t believe Joy Behar said this.”
Another raged: “You can even imagine the privilege to be so far removed from reality that you have to deal with a major humanitarian crisis by complaining about how your hypothetical vacation interrupted? Seriously, what the hell is that @JoyVBehar?”
“Did Putin even stop to think how his invasion would affect Joy Behar’s trip to Italy?” Karol Markowicz quipped on Twitter, as another angry viewer declared: “All she cares about is herself.”
One Twitter user explained how they heard her comments, writing: “Joy Behar, ‘F**k these Ukrainians! I want to vacation in Italy!” I am interpreting. “
Another sarcastically added: “Sometimes I think my life is hard but then I think of poor Joy Behar who hasn’t been able to vacation in Italy for 4(!) years”.
The Mirror has reached out to Joy Behar’s representative for comment.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/tv-star-slammed-worrying-holiday-26326137 US TV star slammed for worrying about her vacation to Italy when Ukraine was invaded