Joy Behar: Don’t Attack Comedians — ‘We’re Important People Right Now’

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Joy Behar defended comedians as “important people right now” under President Donald Trump.

It happened during a panel discussion on “The View” Monday after James Corden made a joke during the amfAR gala Friday night that related to the numerous sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

“Last week everyone was saying the late night hosts didn’t mention the Weinstein scandal,” Sunny Hostin explained. “But you know they were always making jokes about Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly. ‘SNL’ [Saturday Night Live] took a hit for not saying anything. Now you have ‘SNL’ doing something. You have James Corden doing something, and now it’s, ‘oh, it’s in poor taste, it’s too soon.'” (RELATED: ‘The View’ Slams ‘Unstable’ Trump For Threat To ‘Totally Destroy North Korea’)

“Why?” Joy Behar quipped. “Rose McGowan particularly singled out Corden. I really don’t think that it’s appropriate to attack comedians. We’re on the right side of things. ”

“Also, the comedians are there to say the emperor has no clothes,” she added. “We’re important people right now. So, I don’t know why attack comedians. And yet what you just said is interesting. She only went after Corden. [Jimmy] Kimmel made a joke. [John] Oliver made a joke, ‘SNL,’ we all do that.”

“She [McGowan] used not productive language,” Sarah Haines interjected. “She called him a piglet. Like she made fun of his weight.”

“There is a difference … making a joke about the accuser and the person who is the pig in this situation, in this case Harvey Weinstein. You’re making a joke about Harvey.”