Joy Behar used incorrect pronouns when referring to Caitlyn Jenner during "The View."
"The View" Co-hosts were discussing news that Jenner is running for governor in California.
Behar apologized for the "mix-up," and Jenner responded to Behar on Twitter.
Joy Behar has apologized for misgendering Caitlyn Jenner during a recent episode of "The View," saying she "didn't get enough sleep."
During Friday's episode of "The View," Behar and her co-hosts discussed Jenner's official bid for California governor against Gavin Newsom. Jenner, a longtime Republican, will run in a recall election.
Behar, 78, referred to Jenner, 71, as "he" three times during the segment.
"He's got this guy Brad Parscale running his campaign. What do you think about that?" Behar asked her co-hosts. "I mean, that guy was accused of using campaign funds to enrich himself. That's who is running his campaign - or her campaign, rather."
Behar later said: "I think that he should - she, rather - should take a seat and let somebody with the credentials take over a major state like California."
After returning from commercial break, Behar addressed "The View" audience and apologized for misgendering Jenner.
"So, first of all, let me apologize for my pronoun mix-up," said Behar. "I think I just didn't get enough sleep last night. I had no intention of mixing them up, and I tried to correct it immediately. But, whatever, it just came out. So I'm sorry if anybody was upset by that."
Jenner responded to Behar's apology with an early-morning Twitter post on Saturday.
"Don't sweat it, @JoyVBehar. I'm not about cancel culture," wrote Jenner, who discussed her transition and identity in a 2015 Vanity Fair interview. "I know where your heart is. California has bigger issues than pronouns."
-Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) April 24, 2021
On Friday, Axios reported that Jenner had filed paperwork for her political bid and her campaign website went live that morning.
In a statement, Jenner expanded on her run for governor and described herself as a "compassionate disrupter."
"Taking on entrenched Sacramento politicians and the special interests that fund them requires a fighter who isn't afraid to do what is right," the statement said. "I am a proven winner and the only outsider who can put an end to Gavin Newsom's disastrous time as a governor.
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