“That is me. I was 29. It was a Halloween party, I went as a beautiful African woman. That’s my hair,” Behar said. “I had makeup that was a little bit darker than my skin, but that’s my actual hair, though.”
Given her current age of 76, the party can be dated to roughly 1972.
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“You mean blackface,” fellow co-host Raven-Symoné responded, though she later said she “loved” how Behar looked.
The show ran a photo of Behar in the outfit, causing Symoné to audibly gasp at the image.
“Joy, are you my auntie, Joy?