Behar says CK "needs a therapist badly" after his recent standup set leaks online.
The comedian was ripped apart on social media after audio from one of his shows leaked online, a show where he took aim at those who identify as non-binary, Asian men and the victims of the Parkland shooting.
ICYMI, during his set, CK criticized survivors for taking their fight to Congress. "You're young, you should be crazy, you should be unhinged, not in a suit… you're not interesting. Because you went to a high school where kids get shot? Why does that mean I have to listen to you? You didn't get shot, you pushed some fat kid in the way, and now I've gotta listen to you talking?"
"Here's the thing I think about Louis CK, he needs a therapist badly," said Behar on Wednesday's episode of "The View". "The guy did something stupid, heinous in many people's eyes ... but he's out there punching down, as we call in the comedy world."
Behar, of course, was referring to CK admitting to multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
"There's so many targets to punch up to," she continued. "There's Trump, there's everything going on in the world, there's Brexit if you wanna go there, there's a million things to go after. Why do you pick kids who are suffering because of gun violence? Pick the NRA, don't go after the victim."
Joy went on to say it's "pathetic to see a comedian pity himself" and "not learn from his mistakes." She added, "Somebody as brilliant as Louis CK should know better, he needs to find out what's funny about what he did and turn himself in and stop punching down. That is my advice for him."
Abby Huntsman agreed, saying she didn't find anything funny about his remarks. "If you're Louis CK, you have so much material, why not make fun of yourself, why not be self deprecating about what what you've been through?" she asked. "I would go watch that."
TOO SOON FOR LOUIS C.K. COMEBACK? The comedian is being criticized for mocking Parkland students and other jokes in his new standup routine — the co-hosts weigh in. https://t.co/r7BLnhu0ic pic.twitter.com/jPYAfQ5bYv— The View (@TheView) January 2, 2019
Neither Sunny Hostin or Meghan McCain were outright offended by the material, though both said the best way to show your outrage is with your bank account. "It seemed to me, he was testing out material and what I generally do is I speak with my dollar," said Hostin. "If I don't want to listen to somebody or support them, I just don't go. I don't watch Woody Allen films anymore. So if you are offended by Louis CK, then you don't go."
At the end of the day, Whoopi Goldberg said "either you like him or you do not" and it's up to the audience to decide whether to support his act going forward.
"To me," added Joy, "I just think he's in a pathetic place."