Homeschoolers Call for ABC Boycott After Joy Behar Calls “A Lot” of Homeschoolers “Demented”
By Stephanie Raney, published Nov 22, 2008
Homeschoolers across the United States are talking about another comment made by mainstream media that portrayed them in a bad light. This time the buzz is caused by a remark made by Joy Behar, a popular personality on ABC’s The View, when on Thursday’s show she remarked that “a lot” of homeschoolers are “demented”. This has many homeschoolers on the defense and even going as far as to call for a boycott of ABC programming.
The homeschool community is a very tight knit community with many online forums and Internet groups that are constantly in contact. It didn’t take long for those who did not see the show to catch wind of what was said about homeschoolers, and there are a lot of mixed reactions to Behar’s comments.
While many homeschool parents are completely outraged many are saying you really have to consider the source.