Joy Behar Claims Cancel Culture All Boils Down To One Thing

Joy Behar has been a facet of the hit talk show "The View" since its 1997 inception (via USA Today). The TV personality has had a lot to say over her years as a co-host. Over the course of 23 seasons, Behar has had blunt messages surrounding hot topics of conversation. "Well, I've gotten in trouble a few times on the show," Behar told People in 2021.

"I've had to apologize, which I'm happy to do in order to save mine and everybody else's job. I don't care. Even if I don't mean it, I'll do it. Even if I look like I'm in a hostage takeover, I'll still do it, because if you don't do it, you lose your job and everybody else's," Behar said.

But it seems that the comedian and talk show host has moved beyond being the bigger person. In an interview with Time magazine, Behar talked about her career and why she thinks cancel culture all comes down to one thing.

Behar says cancel culture needs to focus on someone's intention, not words

After 23 seasons on "The View," Joy Behar is familiar with criticisms about her speaking out on air. In her interview with Time magazine, Behar explains why she isn't a fan of never-ending criticisms that she calls "canceling."

"This whole idea of canceling people for what they say, I'd say the answer to that is, 'What was your intention?' Everything that I got into trouble for was not intentional. I just say what I say," she told Time. Behar noted how she had been a longstanding target of platforms like Breitbart and Fox.

Some of Behar's words have had more serious consequences than others. In 2013, she was fired from "The View" and said she was "glad" to have been let go, according to People. "I was glad to be fired," she said. "I basically was sick of the show at that point for some reason, I don't even remember why."

But through it all, Behar says that she never meant to wound anyone's feelings through her comedy and comments. "My comedy has never been vicious or mean because my intent is just to make you laugh," she told People. "That's all. I don't have any other motive."