Joy Behar and ABC were silent Thursday after an old photo resurfaced of "The View" co-host using makeup to darken her skin for a Halloween costume, the latest flashpoint in a week when a series of blackface scandals made national headlines.
Co-host Raven-Symoné asks, "Joy, are you black?"
"I had makeup that was a little bit darker than my skin", Behar, now 76, replied.
"I was so cute", she said, adding that the curly tresses were hers.
On Wednesday, a 2016 clip of The View host admitting to wearing blackface resurfaced, causing people to call for Joy to be fired.
In the show, Behar showed her colleagues and the studio audience a photograph of herself with curly hair when she was 29.
"Did you have tanning lotion on, Joy?" It was a Halloween party.
"Joy ... are you my auntie, Joy?" "Hell, girls can't even wear braids in their hair anymore without getting yelled at for that, but she ACTUALLY dresses as a "beautiful African woman" and nothing?"
On Friday, Gov. Ralph Northam apologized after the emergence of a photograph on his 1984 medical school yearbook page that featured a man in blackface and another in KKK garb. The Democratic leader later said he was not in the photo and hadn't seen it before.
Messages seeking comment were left with her agent and the ABC program. "She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day, and I don't know how that got racist on Halloween", the former Fox host continued, noting that the costume was done in homage, not mockery. Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel resigned last month after a photo surfaced showing him wearing blackface and dressing as a "Hurricane Katrina victim".
A rep for The View hasn't commented on the new controversy, but it seems likely Behar will address it on the show.