Joy Behar

Joy Behar of 'The View' apologizes for Christianity comment

Joy Behar of "The View" apologized Tuesday for suggesting mental illness was behind claims by people that Jesus Christ talks to them, in remarks made on her show last month about Vice President Mike Pence.

Her comments launched a protest that made it all the way to a shareholder's meeting of ABC parent Walt Disney Corp. Pence said on Monday that when Behar called him personally to say she was sorry, he urged her to apologize publicly.

So she did at the top of Tuesday's show.

"I was raised to respect everyone's religious faith and I fell short of that," the comedian said. "I sincerely apologize for what I said."

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