Vice President Mike Pence, in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, said that The View co-host Joy Behar called him and apologized for a comment she made last month that some construed as a dig on his faith.
Behar said: "It's one thing to talk to Jesus".
Multiple reports revealed that Iger was asked during the company's shareholder meeting on Thursday about the controversial tirade of Behar against the United States vice president during the daytime talk show where told her co-hosts that Pence's faith is a "mental illness" during the show's February 13 broadcast.
When former White House staffer and reality show star Omarosa Manigault spoke of Pence on her new show "Big Brother", she alleged that the vice president heard the voice of Jesus.
After running the clip of Pence's request, Behar said, "Yeah".
Pence added that he knows "criticism comes with public life", but called Behar out because he "felt it was important that I defend the faith of tens of millions of Americans against that kind of slander". "She made a call to him and apologized, which I thought was absolutely appropriate".
"What do you say to the tens of millions of Christians, and President Trump supporters, that your networks have so blatantly offended and ascribed hateful labels?" shareholder Justin Danhof asked Iger.
On "The View" on Tuesday, Behar said, "I think Vice President Pence is right". I don't mean to offend people but apparently I keep doing it. He also expressed his wishes during that time that ABC, which is owned by Disney, to be associated with a television program that airs religious intolerance.
Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center, which urged Christians to write and call ABC, said Behar's private phone apology is inadequate.
Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. "He encouraged her to make the same apology publicly on the show that she did privately to him".
Hannity quipped back, "So does mine, but I'm not as good at it as you".