View panelist Joy Behar apologized after repeatedly mistreating Caitlyn Jenner during a recent section of the U.S. daily show.
On Friday, Joy repeatedly used the pronouns “he” and “him” when referring to Caitlyn – who came out transgender in 2016 – after it became known that the Olympian and reality star was running for governor of California.
After correcting herself at the time, Joy addressed the “mix-up” in the air when the show returned from a commercial break.
“First of all, let me apologize for my pronoun confusion. I think I just didn’t get enough sleep last night, ”she told the audience.
The View’s Joy Behar addresses her repeated abuse of Caitlyn Jenner at the start of the show, claiming she didn’t get enough sleep, which led to the error: pic.twitter.com/e4n8lDcgoP
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Joy continued, “I had no intention of mixing [the pronouns] and I tried to correct it right away … but whatever. It just came out. I’m sorry if someone got upset about it. “
Two weeks after it was first rumored that Caitlyn was considering running for California governor, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star confirmed her plans on Friday.
“California has been my home for almost 50 years. I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or position in life, can turn their dreams into reality, ”she said.
“But in the past decade we’ve seen the glimmer of the Golden State reduced by one-party rule that puts politics above progress and special interests above people. Sacramento needs an honest leader with a clear vision. “
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When it comes to politics, Caitlyn was a controversial figure, not least because of her uninterrupted support for former US leader Donald Trump prior to and during his presidency.
Last year, however, Caitlyn said People magazine that it has “changed my thinking in many ways” over the past few years. She now identifies herself as “economically conservative, socially progressive” and believes “we need equality for everyone, regardless of who is in the White House”.
“I love my community. I really want to help, ”she said at the time. “This is my trip. Yes, it is different from other transsexuals. I get it. But the bottom line is: when I wake up in the morning, I’m happy with myself. “