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Joy Behar Jokes That Harrison Butker Has “big Mom Issues” on The View

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In the aftermath of Harrison Butker‘s surprising opening speech, Joy Behar said the controversial content of the speech was actually quite easy to understand.

In the Thursday, May 16th episode The viewBehar, 81, said: “I don’t think this is a political issue. I think he has mother problems.”

After Butker’s speech on Saturday, May 11, at Benedictine College, it went viral — in which the 28-year-old Kansas City Chiefs kicker preached the value of “housewifery” while also addressing the “devilish lies” told to modern women — his mother Elizabeth ButkerThe professional career was a topic of conversation.

“His mother is a very accomplished physicist,” Behar explained. “I mean, a very capable woman. His mother. He was probably left alone because she was busy with her career.”

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Behar admitted that she was acting as an “armchair therapist” on the matter, but that didn’t stop her from giving in again.

“I think that’s the big problem with the guy,” Behar said. “He has major mother issues.”

In fact, Butker’s mother has been a medical physicist at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University in Atlanta since 1988.

Joy Behar jokes about Harrison Butker's Big Mother Issues on The View

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According to LinkedIn, she graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry before earning her master’s degree in medical physics from the Georgia Institute of Physics in 1988.

She and husband Harrison Sr. welcomed Butker in July 1995. They are also parents to an older daughter Charlottewho was born in 1993.

Behar also brought up the fact that Butker called Taylor Swift “my teammate’s girlfriend” in his speech, referring to her relationship with the Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

“Another extremely successful woman that he just despises because of mom,” Behar claimed. “Get a therapist.”

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The view Moderator Whoopi Goldberg offered an alternative viewpoint during the panel discussion, arguing for Butker’s freedom of speech.

Joy Behar jokes about Harrison Butker's Big Mother Issues on The View

Harrison Butker with his family. Jamie Squire/Getty Images

“Listen, I like it when people say what they have to say,” said Goldberg, 68. “He goes to a Catholic college, he’s a staunch Catholic. These are his beliefs and he welcomes them. I don’t have to believe them. I don’t have to accept them. The ladies who sat in the audience don’t have to accept her.”

In a statement following Butker’s speech, the NFL denied his messages, saying he provided the address in a “personal capacity.”

“His views do not align with those of the NFL as an organization,” said the NFL’s senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer Jonathan Beane said. “The NFL has an unwavering commitment to inclusion, which only makes our league stronger.”

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