Joy Behar was caught without a mask inside of a restaurant just hours after announcing on national television her plans to continue wearing one “indefinitely,” and now she is drawing fire from both fans and critics alike for her blatant hypocrisy.
“Personally, I listen to the little voice in my head that doesn't really follow 100 percent what they tell me because they keep changing it,” she said during Thursday’s show.
But something seemingly changed inside her head, because between the taping of the show and Behar going out to dinner with her friends, she decided that she actually didn’t want to wear a mask.
“Joy Behar said she was going to mask in public places 'indefinitely' because it's just not safe. Except for last night out at this restaurant, apparently,” wrote Libby Emmons, the reporter who broke the story after speaking with an inside source who was at the NYC restaurant and caught Behar failing to cover up.
“I hear that she also walked out of the restaurant unmasked, though her companions dutifully donned theirs.”
Although Behar didn’t do anything illegal, especially considering the state of New York recently dropped their previously strict mask mandate, people are unhappy with the co-host and comedian for saying one thing on screen then failing to practice what she preaches once the cameras stop rolling.
“So, if I go on the subway, if I go in a bus, if I go into the theater …. a crowded place, I would wear a mask, and I might do that indefinitely,” she added during Thursday’s show. “Why do I need the flu or a cold even? And so, I'm listening to myself right now. I don't think it's 100% safe yet.”
As Radar previously reported, Behar is just the latest star of The View to come under fire.