Joy Behar faces backlash for her proposal Wednesday’s episode of “The View” That closed gay people should “go out” to their families this Thanksgiving.
“Everyone there, come to your family on Thanksgiving,” said Behar. “Just get out!”
“Look what happens!” And she added, as she asked a confused Whoopi Goldberg, “Come out…the door?”
But many people online disagreed with the Bihar holiday planning: “JoyVBehar please don’t pressure people to come out of the closet if they are not ready,” One Twitter user wrote.
while, Another person remarked that it was “extremely dangerous” To push LGBTQIA+ individuals out before they are ready.
“Many of our fellow community members face real threats to their lives if they go out to the family,” they wrote on Twitter.
“If you’re not in this situation, don’t give us advice.”
Another viewer pleaded with people to disregard Behar’s recommendation. “LGBTees please don’t listen to Joy Behar and come out to your families today if you are not ready or do not feel safe to do so,” they wrote.
Additional reviewer from Bihar Comedian and TV star criticizes For her remark that seems stray.
“JoyVBehar, you, an old, rich, entitled woman, white, would you like people to come out today ‘just because’?” They tweeted. “It shows how far you are. Really.”
Another person reminded Behar that LGBT youth can face serious consequences for sharing their truth with relatives.
“JoyVBehar Hi Joy, I have a transgender son and I am very proud of him but most parents are not like me, some of them will resort to violence just because their child [LGBTQIA+] So please don’t tell people to come out just to see what happens which could be disastrous,” they wrote.
Despite her controversial Thanksgiving advice, Behar has publicly advocated for LGBT people for years. In 2010, she received the GLAAD Award for Excellence in Media for her “fair and accurate” coverage of society on her CNN series, “The Joy Behar Show”.
Representatives for “The View” and Behar were not immediately available when Page Six contacted them for comment.