Joy Behar is one of the latest people to mention Travis Kelce’s posting history on X, formerly known as Twitter, amid his relationship with Taylor Swift.
In a recent episode of The view, Behar’s co-host Whoopi Goldberg moderated the group discussion, pointing out that the tweets in question date back to 2010, when Kelce would have been in his early twenties. The tweets were first discovered and made more public by a Swiftie on the platformand Kelce has since removed them.
Behar, who called herself Swiftie during the episode, began reading the tweets aloud, including one that said, “Damn the Clippers girls have to be the hot girls who aren’t on the Lakers women’s team.” , because they all were”. ugly.”
The 81-year-old slammed the post: “He’s obsessed with girls looking good, that was his thing.”
He then read two older posts from the tight end. One of them asked: “Why can’t girls hide that they have back fat?”, and another read: “I feel like if you want to be a cheerleader you have to pass a beauty exam… there are too many ugly cheerleaders here, smh.”
Goldberg then chimed in, questioning why Behar was focusing so much on tweets from over a decade ago, and how they don’t seem to be putting Swift off at all. “Why do you care what he thinks?” Goldberg asked him.
“I’m a Swiftie and I love her because she’s getting young people to vote, so I don’t want her to be stuck with this idiot,” Behar responded.
Her co-host then seemed to agree with Behar’s point, comparing the situation to when a daughter comes home with someone a parent doesn’t consider good enough for her, but knows she needs to make her own decisions about who she dates.
“And you can’t say, ‘What the hell? Are you crazy?’” Goldberg said as she clenched her fists and puffed out her cheeks. “All you can say is, ‘It’s okay.’”
Another co-host, former Donald Trump spokesperson Alyssa Farah Griffin, noted that Swift and Kelce are part of the “first generation to grow up with social media our entire teenage and adult lives,” which meant “we documented everything.”
“You have to give people a little grace and hope that the way he treats women now reflects who he is as an adult.”
And colleague Sunny Hostin agreed, saying she thinks Kelce has “probably grown a lot” since he posted those tweets. “I really think that these kids, her frontal lobe, at that age, is not developed and they’re writing all kinds of things,” she said.
Goldberg then had the last word and said, “Listen, young people do young things,” prompting applause from the audience. “And what you said 25 years ago may not be how you feel this time, so everyone should relax and let these people do what they want.”
The independent has contacted representatives for Kelce and Behar for comment.