Carl Nassib’s decision to come out as gay this week led to a horrific joke from The View‘s Joy Behar on Tuesday, which Behar attempted to rescind later in the broadcast.

The discussion of Nassib’s coming-out prompted Behar to remark, “After they said ‘penetration in the end zone,’ they lost me!”

Later in the segment, Behar said, “I just long for the day when you can just be gay in the world, and it doesn’t become a big deal,” then walked back her earlier joke before tossing to commercial: “By the way, that inappropriate joke I made for daytime television? Scratch it. Make believe I never said it.”