Disney Exec Tells Shareholders Behar Apologized To Pence For Anti-Christian Remark

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Disney CEO Bob Iger told shareholders Thursday that “The View” co-host Joy Behar apologized to Vice President Mike Pence for her anti-Christian comment.

Iger shared in a video posted from the National Center for Public Policy Research, that Behar “apologized to Vice President Pence directly. She made a call to him and apologized.”


“Iger says Joy Behar apologized for things she has said about Christians and the Trump administration,” L.A. Times reporter Daniel Miller also tweeted. “Iger agrees that was appropriate.”

Behar and her co-host Sunny Hostin mocked Vice President Mike Pence last month after he said he believed Jesus spoke to him.

“I don’t know that I want my vice president, um—speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him,” Hostin explained.

“That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct,” Behar responded. “Hearing voices.”

Pence called out the network for broadcasting a program that “compared Christianity to mental illness.”

“To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong,” Pence shared. “It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”

Behar appeared to then walk back the comments when she responded to the criticism by saying “it was a joke” and that “comedians are in danger these days.”

At the annual meeting, Iger also addressed ESPN’s Jemele Hill’s anti-President Donald Trump comments.

“Iger says ESPN’s Jemele Hill was ‘disciplined’ for her comments about Trump. ‘Jemele Hill was spoken with and disciplined for the things that she said or the things that she tweeted. I am going to leave it at that,’ he said.”

Update: This story has been updated with video from the National Center for Public Policy Research that included questions from Justin Danhof, the group’s Free Enterprise Project director.