Joy Behar Uses NFL Star Damar Hamlin’s Collapse To Attack ‘Heterosexual Men’
Joy Behar has responded to the collapse of NFL star Damar Hamlin by attacking "heterosexual men" and "conservatives."
Joy Behar stooped to a new low on the ABC talk show “The View” yesterday when she shamelessly used the collapse of NFL star Damar Hamlin to attack “heterosexual men” and “conservatives.”
Joy Behar exploits football head injuries and Damar Hamlin's medical condition for politics to attack Republicans.
"Heterosexual men voted the most support for kids doing football. And conservatives were more likely to support youth tackle football. Just saying." pic.twitter.com/yyT61trOsv
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 4, 2023
Behar’s Sexist Rant
After the 24 year-old Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, Behar somehow managed to place the blame on “heterosexual men” and “conservatives,” which are two of her favorite groups of people to target.
“45% of Americans think that tackle football is appropriate. Heterosexual men voted the most support for kids doing football. And conservatives were more likely to support youth tackle football. Just saying,” Behar said with noticeable disdain in her voice, according to Fox News.
In the days since Hamlin collapsed, calls have grown for the NFL to increase its safety measures. Behar’s co-host Sunny Hostin appeared to agree with this as she recounted a story of her son quitting football after he suffered a hamstring injury while playing the sport.
“He realized at that point, uh-oh. I could – that could happen to my brain, and so he quit,” Hostin said.
Why is the United States turning into one of the softest countries on the planet? It's because we have unintelligent people like Joy Behar on television spewing lies and hate.
Football is America's favorite sport. It's not something only conservative, heterosexual men love. pic.twitter.com/9FTZWDRT86
— Joe Cozzo (@JoeCozzo) January 5, 2023
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‘Football Was Just The Norm’
Co-host Sara Haines appeared to try to defend the sport of football by pointing out that it is a “huge part of tradition” in this country.
“I grew up, and football was just the norm,” Haines said, according to Daily Mail. “My parents went to the games long after we were even in high school because the whole town did. I loved ‘Friday Night Lights,’ etc. etc. What it might change is people that have kids coming up because like me, you even wouldn’t have known all the damage that could be done now.”
However, Haines then completely backtracked from defending football, saying that she wouldn’t even let her children “fall in love” with the sport because of the concerns that she has over CTE (Chronic traumatic encephalopath), which is linked to repeated head trauma and has been found in football players as well as those who take part in other full-contact sports.
“I think a lot of mothers certainly feel that way and have felt that way for a long time, but it’s – the way my son describes it is, it’s a family,” Hostin chimed back in to add. “It’s a bonding experience that he had never had before.”
Behar concluded the segment by saying that people should play sports like golf or tennis instead of football. Check out the full segment in the video below.
NFL’S HAMLIN REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION: Fans watched in horror when Damar Hamlin collapsed after a hit to the chest caused him to go into cardiac arrest — #TheView co-hosts weigh in on the renewed calls for the NFL to make safety a bigger priority. https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA pic.twitter.com/6dmkZGpn1I
— The View (@TheView) January 4, 2023
Unfortunately for Behar, however, her comments about “heterosexual men” are being widely panned online:
Joy Behar is really angry at 'heterosexual men' and 'conservatives' for supporting tackle football after tragic NFL injury.
WOW! What a bimbo!! Obviously she has a problem with heterosexual men.
I guess nuts it the NEW NORMAL. pic.twitter.com/JjSaQT9mR7
— Steven Lance Levine (@levineadv) January 5, 2023
So now the TOXIC Joy Behar is making this a heterosexual issue?? So now what, heterosexual men are the issue?? THIS SHOW PROMOTES NOTHING USEFUL!! LETS ALL MAKE SURE IT IS CANCELED!!!
— Tony (@tmarz70_tony) January 5, 2023
Producers on @TheView give these women their talking points. There are never any “surprises” when garbage like this gets spewed.
Joy Behar rips 'conservatives,' 'heterosexual men' for supporting tackle football: 'Just saying' | Fox News https://t.co/2s9JrjZIaW
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) January 5, 2023
Who is she and why does anyone care what this clown thinks?? 🤡🤡 https://t.co/JZdJuCGjMN
— Bob Marrs (@popspulls) January 5, 2023
Joy Behar rips 'conservatives,' 'heterosexual men' for supporting tackle football: 'Just saying'https://t.co/aLMAgluSej
ABC, do everyone a favor and cancel this show
— Virginia Anderson (@biasetti1) January 5, 2023
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Hamlin Is ‘Making Progress’
Though Hamlin remains in critical condition, his father told the Bills team on Wednesday that he is “making progress.”
“Damar Hamlin’s father, Mario Hamlin, addressed the entire Bills team on a zoom call Wednesday to personally update everyone in attendance on his son, per source,” ESPN reporter Adam Schefter tweeted this morning. “Mario Hamlin informed the Bills that Damar was making progress and, in the words of one source, ‘the team needed it.’”
Damar Hamlin’s father, Mario Hamlin, addressed the entire Bills team on a zoom call Wednesday to personally update everyone in attendance on his son, per source. Mario Hamlin informed the Bills that Damar was making progress and, in the words of one source, “the team needed it.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2023
The Buffalo Bills also released a statement saying that Hamlin has shown “remarkable improvement” over the past day.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 5, 2023
It’s both absurd and sexist that Behar would use Hamlin’s cardiac arrest to attack “heterosexual men” and “conservatives.” If she were a male pundit trying to slam “heterosexual women” and liberals in such a way, she would likely be fired by ABC on the spot. Since she was only ranting against straight men and conservatives, however, Behar likely will not be punished in any way for her sexist remarks.
It’s truly sad to see what our society has come to.
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