The View Celebrates Nurses Amid Controversy: ”One Thing That’s Abundantly …

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Advertisers leave ‘The View’ amid Miss America controversy.

Two of the ABC show’s co-hosts are under fire after making disparaging comments about Miss America contestant Kelly Johnson’s monologue about in the pageant’s talent competition: Johnson, a nurse who entered the competition as Miss Colorado, spoke about her Alzheimer’s patient named Joe, pointing out the simultaneous limitations and liberties of being a nurse. “No, Joe, I can’t do that, I’m just a nurse,” she said, recalling her conversations with her patient, who would ask her to change a treatment or medication. “But because I didn’t do those things, we connected on other levels,” she explained.Joy Behar, who enraged nurses — including Bachelor winner Nikki Ferrell — this week after her recent controversial comments on The View about the health workers, has apologized — but the backlash continues with several big-name advertisers pulling ads from the show.Two major national advertisers pulled out of ABC’s “The View” Thursday amid fallout over a poorly received jibe about nurses on the daytime talk show earlier this week.In case you missed it, The View is facing major backlash for mocking Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson’s nurse monologue, which spurred the hashtag #NursesUnite and ignited a flurry of Internet outrage.

The View co-host Michelle Collins didn’t find the monologue moving, and mocked Johnson for “basically read[ing] her emails out loud” in Wednesday’s show. Kelley Johnson, Miss Colorado, is an ICU nurse who, during the 2016 Miss America competition Sunday, spoke about an experience with an Alzheimer’s patient in a monologue, her chosen pageant talent. In spite of the co-hosts’ apologies (Michelle Collins said “we love nurses” while Joy Behar insisted her remarks were “stupid and inattentive on my part”), the controversy seems to be only picking up steam as both Johnson & Johnson and Eggland’s Best have pulled their advertisements from the show. I swear to God it was hilarious.” “Each and every day, the nation’s 3.4 million registered nurses provide expert, high-quality and compassionate care, as well as dedicated leadership from the bedside to the boardroom,” the organization’s president said in a statement. Johnson, who completed her nursing degree in April, had appeared on stage in a purple nurse’s scrub and stethoscope to deliver an emotional monologue about her chosen profession.

News on Thursday, where she discussed everything from her small town upbringing to her final thoughts on Deflategate (check back for more on that later!), but first, we had to hear her response to the headline-making nurse debate. “I’m really proud of Kelley…and I’m really proud of her for taking the talent portion to speak about what she’s passionate about and what’s important to her,” Cantrell tells E! Johnson, 22, had shared a story about one of her patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease during her heartfelt monologue, which was lauded by the judges and by viewers.

News. “And she is a nurse, and she’s very very passionate about it, and I’m really happy that she told a story like that on the Miss America stage on national television to help people appreciate nurses and what they do for us…I’m proud of Kelley and I say props to her.” Johnson appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today where she defended her much-buzzed about monologue and admitted that “a lot of people” advised her to choose a different talent. “It’s very unique, but I am a nurse. And that’s my talent, taking care of people and caring about other people,” she said. “And so I wanted to give the nurses that don’t have that voice and that recognition of just somebody going up there and just being a little bit different and unique. The moment created immense backlash on the Internet, prompting nurses and nursing supporters to create the hashtag “NursesUnite.” The movement called for Behar to apologize to nurses around the world, while noting that the medical professionals wear stethoscopes on an everyday basis as they interact with their patients.

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