Klacik Vs. Mean Girls On The View
Klacik Vs. Mean Girls On The View
Congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik is relentlessly making her case in Baltimore. So of course, the mean girls of “The View” couldn’t take what she was dishing out.
Ever since her breakout political ad that led to her RNC speech, Klacik has remained in the spotlight, making her case for Republicans in blue areas like Baltimore. Klacik has been repeatedly pushing the idea that black Americans are willing to vote for Donald Trump, and for the Republican message, especially considering the failures in places like Baltimore.
There is no doubt that Klacik has an uphill battle in her district, which belonged to the late Elijah Cummings for years. But she isn’t going to concede the race before it’s over, and certainly not to a ranting Joy Behar.
The ladies of @TheView didn’t like what I had to say, so naturally they cut me off.
Why are they silencing Black Women?
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) September 18, 2020
So, Behar tried to use President Trump to hit Klacik over the head, because she has been a vocal supporter of the president. The interview seems to have been predicated around getting Klacik to admit that Trump is a racist. Klacik countered with the well-known case of Behar in blackface, which Behar immediately defended because “it was a homage” and that “the black community had my back.”
Excuse me, come say what again???
Klacik’s time on The View was relatively tame for about 15 minutes — she discussed her plans for Baltimore City, her campaign to fill Elijah Cummings’ congressional seat, and Trump’s COVID-19 response — but things heated up as the interview concluded. When asked about the pandemic’s disproportionate effect on Black communities, Klacik said that if not for “NAFTA and the Clinton administration,” biotech companies would have remained in the United States and played a larger role in the early days of COVID-19.”
“Come on, Kim,” replied Behar after Klacik wrapped up. “[Trump] told Bob Woodward that it was a very serious issue and it’s airborne and that it was terrible, and then he went out and told the American public, ‘Don’t wear masks, it’s all going to go away.’ You have to put some blame on your president, I’m sorry.”
“Is this Joy speaking? The same Joy that paraded around in blackface not too long ago?” said Klacik, referencing a “beautiful African woman” Halloween costume Behar wore as a 29-year-old. “Come on, Joy, I don’t think you should be asking questions.”
The View host insisted that “that’s not true” and yelled that the Black community “know[s] that that was not blackface,” but an “homage.”
At which point Joy Behar’s backup singer Sunny Hostin had to run in and try to mock Klacik in order to divert attention from Behar’s spluttering idiocy.
Honestly, why do conservatives still try to go on “The View” anymore? It makes for viral clips, but that’s about it. The women present (Meghan McCain excepted) are not deeply interested in talking over the issues of the day. They are interested in entertaining themselves by sitting around and yakking to each other, mean girls style, and usually being egged on by the clapping seals in their live audience. With no live audience, and distanced from each other, now they are all just yelling at screens about how wearing blackface is really a “homage” to the black community.
The last word on that excuse belongs to Megyn Kelly.
So… I’m pretty sure that saying skin tinting to look like a Black woman – even if meant to honor her -is not OK, & warning: could lead to serious backlash. In fact, just suggesting that intent is relevant could lead to pieces on GMA, all eve news, in the NYT, etc. We’ll see… https://t.co/KOa97AX6g7
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) September 18, 2020
So long as Sunny Hostin and Whoopi Goldberg are protecting Joy Behar, nothing will happen to her. Which means that she can continue to be unspeakably rude to Kimberly Klacik, and the peanut gallery of Twitter can cheer on that mean girl crap.
The only good thing about Klacik going on “The View” is that her campaign ad got played during her segment and these clips are now going viral. The more eyes that get drawn to a strong Republican woman pointing out the failures of Baltimore and promoting free thought, the better. Even the perpetual bigotry and utter snottiness of Joy Behar can’t take away from that.
Featured image: Kimberly Klacik (original Victory Girls art by Darleen Click)