In a shocking turn of events, Joy Behar’s son, Steve Janowitz, took to Instagram yesterday to publicly criticize his mother’s lack of athletic prowess, saying “I played football and I’m OK, but my mom couldn’t catch a ball if her life depended on it.”
Behar, a co-host on the popular talk show “The View,” has always been known for her sharp wit and political commentary, but her athletic abilities have never been a topic of conversation.
However, it seems that her son has some deep-seated resentment toward his mother’s lack of athleticism.
In his Instagram post, Janowitz shared a photo of himself holding a football, with the caption “Just a reminder that some of us were born with natural talent. #Football #Athlete #SorryMom.”
The post has since gone viral, with many social media users expressing shock and disbelief that Behar’s son would publicly shame his mother like this.
One commenter wrote, “Wow, what a low blow. It’s one thing to be proud of your athletic abilities, but it’s another thing entirely to shame your own mother in public like this.”
Another commenter added, “I can’t believe Joy Behar raised such an ungrateful son.
She’s a successful TV personality who has worked hard to provide for her family, and this is how he repays her. Disgusting.”
Behar herself has not yet publicly commented on the incident, but sources close to her say that she is deeply hurt by her son’s actions.
“Joy has always been proud of her son and has supported him in all of his endeavors,” said one source. “For him to publicly shame her like this is just cruel.”
It remains to be seen how Behar and her son will move forward from this incident, but one thing is for sure: it’s going to take a lot more than a football to mend this relationship.