Making fun of nurses. Classy.
After the recent Miss America contest, some of the ladies on The View mocked Miss Colorado, who is a nurse, for wearing scrubs and a stethoscope during the pageant.
Social media erupted following their obnoxious comments and now the show is paying the price with the loss of advertisers.
Mary Bowerman of USA Today reports:
Advertisers pull ads from ‘The View’ following nurse comments
The fallout continues over comments two hosts made on The View, about Miss Colorado’s Miss America monologue about being a nurse.
Johnson & Johnson and Eggland’s Best Eggs have both announced they will no longer advertise on show following the comments.
Johnson & Johnson said Thursday the company was taking the money saved from pulling ads from “a certain daytime program to good use,” and announced a new donation drive for nursing scholarships.
Likewise, Eggland’s Best said Thursday that the company “appreciates nurses and values the important role they play in family health. In light of the comments about the nursing profession recently made on daytime television, we will no longer be advertising on the show in question.”
Joy Behar and Michelle Collins came under fire for comments the two made on Monday about Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson’s monologue, in which she told the story of “Joe,” an Alzheimer’s patient that Johnson cared for.
“…She came in a nurse’s uniform, and basically read her emails out loud,” comedian and co-host Collins said of Johnson’s monologue.
“Why does she have a doctor’s stethoscope on?” fellow co-host Joy Behar chimed in during the show.
This CNN video report has more:
The View has a history of saying mean things about women they deem insufficiently liberal.
Michelle Malkin has a few thoughts about this latest controversy:
Why “The View” is bombing
You would think that a groundbreaking TV show for women hosted by women would do its best every day to respect and uplift women.
Instead, ABC’s “The View” — originally created by veteran journalist Barbara Walters to represent women “of different backgrounds, different generations and different opinions” — has devolved into an ear-splitting bickerfest of elite divas who scoff and sneer at those who do not enjoy their celebrity privilege or share their left-wing ideological values.
This week, the bratty, catty co-hosts’ targets included the young women who competed for the Miss America title. Michelle Collins, a “comedian” who recently joined the show after establishing herself as a Tinseltown “gossip queen,” savaged Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson. As the other anchors giggled out loud at Johnson’s video clip, Collins mocked the Rocky Mountain beauty not for her looks or her politics, but for a lovely, earnest monologue she performed during the pageant’s talent competition.
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