The segment was focused on the "feminist statement" of embracing naturally curly hair.
"Is that you, Joy?"
Behar then explained that the picture was taken at a Halloween party where she dressed up as a "beautiful African woman" and stressed that it was her actual hair.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham said that accusing Behar of racism would only feed into today's growing PC culture. She said she didn't understand the controversy over Real Housewives of New York City's Luann de Lesseps, who wore a huge afro and darkened her skin to dress as Diana Ross for Halloween in 2017.
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Reacting to Raven-Symoné's clear change of tone, Behar asked, "Why are you upset with me now?"
De Lesseps publicly apologized for her costume.
Another added: "Megan Kelly was ripped apart and fired from her job for asking a hypothetical question about it!"
Critics were quick to point out that NBC cut ties with host Megyn Kelly previous year after she created a furor by suggesting that it was OK for white people to wear blackface on Halloween.
Many commented that Behar will "get a pass" because she's a liberal.
Behar has yet to address the recently resurfaced photo at the time of this writing.
However, she certainly has defenders. One defender wrote, "Joy Behar means damn well and we should know this". "Even if she's often unfair to conservatives - stick to basic principles of fairness", Ingraham tweeted on Thursday morning about the Behar image.