“The View” co-host Joy Behar took the high road on Friday after country-rock star Kid Rock called her a “bitch” during a live appearance on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
“This bitch and these bitches would be happy to have you on the show and have a beer,” she said on ABC’s morning gab-fest. “I’m having a difficult week, so much attention on me.”
“You know what’s great, Fox had to apologize for something,” Behar added, noting the fulsome apologies offered on-air by “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy after Rock’s crass diss of “that Joy Behar bitch.”
Fellow “View” co-host Abby Huntsman, who used to co-host “Fox & Friends,” said she sympathized with the show’s dilemma in the moment and said Doocy made the best of an awkward situation. “It’s important to point out that they handled it well,” she said.
Rock threw a curveball during his live “Fox & Friends” interview interview when he crassly referred to Behar — just moments after calling for Americans to be more accepting and tolerant of one another.
“People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct and I would say you know, love everybody,” he told Doocy on the live show. “Except, screw that Joy Behar bitch.”
“You cannot say that. We apologize for that,” Doocy responded, immediately jumping into damage control.
“I mean, ‘lady,'” Rock added, and later clarified in the segment that he was “joking.”
Back in the New York studio, show co-host Ainsley Earhardt offered an additional apology. “We do need to apologize. We don’t feel that way about Joy Behar,” she said. “We don’t condone that language.”
Reps for Fox News did not immediately respond to request for comment.