's joke about Las Vegas
Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib did not go as planned.
Nassib became the first active NFL
player in history
to come out as gay on Monday, and the topic was a hot topic on Tuesday's episode of "The View
But Behar couldn't help but laugh when he said, "They lost me after they said penetration in the end zone!"
Guest host Ana Navarro put her fingers in her ears, while Sara Haines groaned, Sunny Hostin shook her head, and Meghan McCain
rolled her eyes at the joke.
Yikes! This joke from Joy Behar during a discussion of the NFL's first active gay player. "After they said penetration in the end zone, they lost me!" pic.twitter.com/GJgqTtL5yO — Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 22, 2021
Behar walked back the joke at the end of the segment by asking the audience to pretend she never said it.
“I just long for the day when you can be gay in the world and it isn’t a big deal
,” Behar said, adding, “By the way, that inappropriate joke I made for daytime television
? Scratch it. Pretend I never said it.”
Joy Behar tries to walk it back at the end of the segment, saying, "By the way, that inappropriate joke I made for daytime television, scratch it. Pretend I never said it." pic.twitter.com/z4klo7CXBc — Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 22, 2021
Some Twitter users, however, expressed dissatisfaction with Behar's decision to make the joke in the first place.
Despite all the progress gay men have made since I came out, our lives are still defined by anal sex
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) June 22, 2021
Look who's out of touch at @TheView - #JoyBehar. During Pride month
and you make a joke like that. Isn't it time for you to retire to Shady Pines #shadyJoy #ByeBye — Shaun Sturz (@ShaunSturz) June 22, 2021
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article misspelled Ana Cabrera as Ana Navarro.