The View panelist Joy Behar zeroed in on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In addition to the death, destruction and displacement that war brings, there’s also disruption to your European vacation plans. The View’s Joy Behar is very concerned about her European Vacation.

The panelists at The View were discussing Russia launching its full-scale invasion of Ukraine the night before. Co-host Sunny Hostin laid out some of the more depressing facts regarding the warfare. The war has caused mass evacuations of Ukraine’s capital city Kiev early Thursday.

Just then, Joy Behar brought in her own tragedy. Behar tried to sway the discussion toward western Europe. Specifically nudging at her apparent plans to travel to Italy.

Behar began to complain about her summer Italy trip getting ruined, located about 1,500 miles from Ukraine. “I’m scared of what’s going to happen in western Europe, too. 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 make it because of the pandemic and now this. It’s like, what’s gonna happen there?”  

A lot of people might consider this remark to be insensitive. Social media quickly pounced on Behar’s apparent disregard for the very serious consequences of war. People are putting on blast, “Joy Behar is elitist trash,” Washington Times columnist Tim Young wrote. In addition to Tim Young, Broadcaster Liz Wheeler posted the video, writing: ‘I literally can’t believe Joy Behar said this. NY Post and Fox News columnist Karol Markowicz asked: ‘Did Putin even stop to think how his invasion would affect Joy Behar’s trip to Italy?’ 

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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