Video: The View's Joy Behar To Guest: "You Sure Look Gay In Those Pants!"
The View co-host Joy Behar made an off-the-cuff remark to MSNBC's Joe Scarsborough, which he repeated to the studio audience. Apparently when Joe arrived wearing a jaunty summer ensemble that included pink pants, Joy said, "You sure look gay in those pants."
Once called out, Joy defended herself, saying, “I like them though. I happen to like a gay look.”
“Maybe I do, too,” Scarborough replied.
Joy's a friend to the gays, so we doubt she'll get any flack for the comment, but we're curious--had the same statement been made by a more conservative pundit (innocently or not), would they also get a pass?
It feels a little similar to the question Anderson Cooper raised regarding Alec Baldwin's casual use of an anti-gay slur.
What do you think, Instincters?