‘The View’ Debates: Should Kathy Griffin And Bill Maher Have Apologized? (VIDEO)

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Comedians such as Kathy Griffin and Bill Maher recently apologized for controversial behavior and jokes, but on Tuesday’s “The View,” the co-hosts debated whether celebrities are apologizing too much for attempts at humor. Watch the video below.

As Gossip Cop reported, the morning show co-hosts reacted on Monday to Maher using the n-word on his HBO show, “Real Time.” Last week, the women reacted to Griffin holding President Donald Trump’s fake severed head in a photo shoot. Both comics have since apologized for their actions, but during a “Hot Topics” segment on Tuesday’s show, Joy Behar argued, “There is a place for humor sometimes that alleviates anxiety and pressure on you. You’re scared of the world and you make a joke. It’s a defense.”

Behar went on to mention the late Joan Rivers’ philosophy that “comedy is to make everyone laugh at everything and deal with things.” The co-host added, “We miss her. I wonder what she’d be saying right now about a lot of this stuff that’s going on with comedians.” Behar further noted, “Now she was funny, so she got away with a lot of things.”

Jedediah Bila said she admired Rivers, who was known for her shocking humor, because “she owned responsibility in that game” and “didn’t apologize.” Whoopi Goldberg, however, offered, “You can say anything. You can do anything. You have free speech. It does not mean that other people are going to respond the way you want them to. Kathy Griffin has discovered this and Bill Maher has discovered this.” Behar concluded by observing, “We seem to be fighting the same fight that Lenny Bruce fought about 75 years ago about free speech and being able to say what you want to say.” Watch the full video below.

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