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Fox News host Laura Ingraham defends comedian Joy Behar’s blackface photos

Laura Ingraham defended comedian Joy Behar after she was slammed when photos resurfaced of her in dressed up as an African American woman for Halloween

Laura Ingraham defended comedian Joy Behar after she was slammed when photos resurfaced of her in dressed up as an African American woman for Halloween

A Fox News host has said that using black actors to play white roles in Broadway show Hamilton is cultural appropriation.  

Laura Ingraham also defended comedian Joy Behar and said she was ‘not racist’ after blackface photos resurfaced of her.  

Speaking on The Laura Ingraham Show Podcast, the talk show host questioned the use of black actors to play historical white figures such as George Washington.  

She said: ‘What about when they did Hamilton and they made white people black people?’

‘If it’s just about cultural appropriation, does it only go one way?’ 

The original cast of the show had Leslie Odom, Jr. and Christopher Jackson, who are both both black, as politicians Aaron Burr and George Washington.  

Ingraham also defended The View co-host Behar after she was slammed when photos appeared of her in dressed up as an African American woman for Halloween.  

She said: ‘I will say to my last breath that Joy Behar as represented in a Halloween costume, a costume about an African woman is not a racist. OK? She’s not a racist. 

‘And to say that she is now or two-and-a-half years ago…is absurd.’  

Joy Behar was slammed when photos resurfaced of her in dressed up as an African American woman for Halloween

Joy Behar was slammed when photos resurfaced of her in dressed up as an African American woman for Halloween

Joy Behar was slammed when photos resurfaced of her in dressed up as an African American woman for Halloween

And Ingraham also said that we now can no longer ‘celebrate someone in costume’. 

It comes as Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is under intense pressure to resign after a photograph was found in his medical school yearbook showing a man wearing blackface standing next to another wearing a KKK costume.

Initially, Northam said he was one of the people in the picture, but then backtracked, claiming that the photo was put there without his knowledge.

At a news conference, he admitted to putting shoe polish on his face while impersonating Michael Jackson at a 1984 dance contest.

It comes as Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is under intense pressure to resign after a photograph was found in his medical school yearbook showing a man wearing blackface standing next to another wearing a KKK costume

It comes as Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is under intense pressure to resign after a photograph was found in his medical school yearbook showing a man wearing blackface standing next to another wearing a KKK costume

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