It has been said that “without sorrow, there can be no joy,” and that was ever the case on Thursday for Joy Behar as she expressed her sorrow over Russia’s war in Ukraine on ABC’s “The View” because the timing of the military invasion has interfered with her vacation to Italy — which she has been trying to go on for four years now.
Behar made the comment immediately after her co-host discussed that it has been estimated that thousands of individuals will be killed in Ukraine because of Russia’s attacks and that a humanitarian crisis may form, impacting millions in Europe. The juxtaposition of the two women’s comments drew ire on the internet, with many pointing out how out of touch and callous Behar sounded.
While discussing the impact of Russia’s invasion, Hostin said, “I think what I also thought about was the fact that estimates are 50,000 Ukrainians will be dead or wounded, and that this is going to start a humanitarian crisis, a refugee crisis in Europe; we’re talking about 5 million people that are going to be displaced.”
“I mean, it’s heartbreaking to hear what is going to happen,” Hostin said with sadness.
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