Joy Behar snapped at her The View co-host, Alyssa Farah Griffin, after her younger colleague remarked that she was “obsessing” over getting older.
The View panel took on a touchy subject during a recent episode of the chat show — addressing how different women handle the aging process and the criticism that sometimes comes with those decisions.
Madonna made headlines after she appeared unrecognizable during her recent appearance at the Grammy Awards. The panel members weighed in on the scorching backlash and shared their own thoughts on the aging process.
Joy pointed to a message the artist posted on Instagram, which called attention to the speech she made during the awards show.
Madonna wrote — “Instead of focusing on what I said in my speech, many people chose to only talk about close-up photos of me taken with a long-lens camera that would distort anyone’s face.”
The singer added — “Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny That permeates the world we live in. A world that refuses to celebrate women past the age of 45 And feels the need to punish her If she continues to be strong willed, hard-working and adventurous.”
“So, she’s kind of blaming the camera,” Joy noted, holding back laughter.
“She should say, ‘I’ve had some work done,” Joy added. “This is what I like to look like,’ – that’s it.”
Alyssa chimed in on the subject — “It’s just important, like, I’m 33 and I’m already obsessing about aging.”
“Oh, shut up!” Joy fired back sarcastically.
Joy smiled teasingly at her co-host and Alyssa, 33, offered a lighthearted apology.
Alyssa pointed out that while Madonna could easily afford plastic surgery, she would have to save her money before going under the knife for the first time.
Earlier this week, Alyssa warned Joy to stay silent as she shared an NSFW topic during the live show.
Whoopi Goldberg was leading a Valentine’s Day gift-giving segment, announcing — “If you’re looking for last-minute gifts, other than flowers, we got you covered and they’re all under 50 bucks.”
Alyssa took it from there, sharing — “Most people might not know that I slid into my husband’s DMs.”
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Alyssa added that the product “creates artwork that commemorates memorable moments in your relationship.”
The co-host moved on to the next featured gift idea, which she claimed would be “perfect if you want to match your bottom half with your better half.”
She added amid laughter and applause — “For just $46 you can spice up Valentine’s Day with these matching sets from MeUndies.”
The political strategist quickly quipped — “Not a word Joy Behar,” inviting more laughter from both the audience and the panelists.
Olivia Davis is a Staff Writer at All About The Tea. Olivia’s hobbies include binging Netflix series, and watching Housewives on Bravo. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in History.