Joy Behar faced backlash after mistakenly misgendering Caitlyn Jenner on Friday’s episode of “The View”.
The talk show co-host made the error while discussing Jenner’s decision to run for California governor.
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Joy Behar Was Little Lost…(Her/His)#TheView pic.twitter.com/z7vI4dB0JY
— MrTV_Mmekwa (@MmekwaMrtv) April 23, 2021
“He’s got this guy Brad Parscale running his campaign–her campaign, rather,” said Behar of Jenner, who transitioned six years ago.
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Many viewers took to Twitter to call out Behar for the mistake.
Joy Behar misgendered Caitlyn Jenner at least four times on the View this morning.
Caitlyn transitioned over six years ago.
I don't know why Joy misgendered her but it's an important reminder that we don't misgender people even if we don't like their politics.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 23, 2021
Joy Behar repeatedly calling Caitlyn Jenner "him" and "his" is just 👀#TheView pic.twitter.com/ufaRBe8WhN
— Derek 2: Electric Boogaloo (@i__m__kered) April 23, 2021
If your first instinct is to call Caitlyn Jenner a man or attack Caitlyn for being transgender, rather than talk about the substance of her campaign or policy ideas, you're telling on yourself and revealing your bias.
— Brad Polumbo 🇺🇸⚽️ 🏳️🌈 (@brad_polumbo) April 23, 2021
Addressing her mistake after returning from a commercial break, the TV personality said, “So first of all let me apologize for my pronoun mixup. I think I just didn’t get enough sleep last night.”
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Behar continued, “I think I just didn’t get enough sleep last night. I had no intention of mixing them up, and I tried to correct it immediately, but whatever, it just came out. So I’m sorry if anybody was upset by that.”
Later that day, Jenner tweeted to Behar to let her know that she wasn’t offended.
“Don’t sweat it, @JoyVBehar,” Jenner wrote. “I’m not about cancel culture. I know where your heart is. California has bigger issues than pronouns.”
Don’t sweat it, @JoyVBehar. I’m not about cancel culture. I know where your heart is. California has bigger issues than pronouns. https://t.co/epPedRAjW8
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) April 24, 2021
Rumours have been floating in recent weeks that Jenner was considering a bid to run for governor of California, and on Friday morning the Olympic gold medallist made it official.
As Axios reports, the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star has filed her initial paperwork to run for governor.
“I’m in! California is worth fighting for,” Jenner confirmed on Twitter, also sharing a link to her new campaign website.
I’m in! California is worth fighting for. Visit https://t.co/a1SfOAMZQ3 to follow or donate today. #RecallNewsom pic.twitter.com/9yCck3KK4D
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) April 23, 2021