"It's one thing to talk to Jesus, It's another thing when Jesus talks to you", Behar quipped at the time.
Multiple reports revealed that Iger was asked during the company's shareholder meeting on Thursday about the controversial tirade of Behar against the U.S. vice president during the daytime talk show where told her co-hosts that Pence's faith is a "mental illness" during the show's February 13 broadcast. Behar made a joke implying that Pence was mentally ill for saying he communicated with Jesus.
"You know, I give Joy Behar a lot of credit", Pence told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Monday.
While Behar called to apologize to Pence, he decided it wasn't enough. "She made a call to him and apologized, which I thought was absolutely appropriate".
"Look, but I said to Joy, of course, I forgive you".
"I'm still encouraging her, to use the forum of that program or some other public forum, to apologize to tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended", Pence said. Iger revealed in his response to that question that Behar had personally apologized to Pence. He emphasized that The View's deriding his Christianity is "an insult not to me, but to the vast majority of the American people who like me cherish their faith". "I'd like to be light about it, but I really can't - not for my sake, but for the tens of millions of Americans who cherish their faith, I just, I can't be silent".
Last week, Disney CEO Bob Iger told company shareholders that Behar had called Pence to apologize. He added, "It's just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance". While claiming he accepted her apology, he then passive aggressively suggested she needed to make it public.
Iger told the crowd he was "glad to hear" Behar apologized because he "takes exception" to what she said.