The View Loses 3 More Advertisers and Miss America CEO Appreciates Joy Behar’s …

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‘That’s not a real profession. They want to be doctors’: What Michelle Collins allegedly said AFTER The View apologized for mocking a Miss America nurseMichelle Collins of The View reportedly joked about nurses backstage at the show on Wednesday even after apologizing on air to the Miss America contestant who was mocked by the ladies after she wore her scrubs and a stethoscope on stage during last weekend’s competition.Three more companies pulled ads from ABC’s “The View” as the show tried to bandage a bleeding wound caused by backlash for mocking nurses — by trotting out more than 50 health care professionals on the Friday broadcast. Kelley Johnson of Colorado delivered a monologue about being a nurse on Sunday – and the next day on The View hosts Joy Behar and Michelle Collins made fun of her speech and outfit. Miss Colorado (Kelley Johnson), dressed in scrubs and wearing a stethoscope around her neck, gave a heartfelt monologue about her work as a registered nurse.

The program has since lost five major advertisers – Johnson & Johnson, Eggland’s Best, Party City, Snuggle and McCormick – and is now facing another possible battle after claims made by guest host Nicole Arbour. At the end of the segment on “The View” producers even trotted out 52 nurses on stage, some fresh off a 12-hour shift at NYU Medical Center, according to a spokesman for the nursing school.

Michelle Collins, a “comedian” who recently joined the show after establishing herself as a Tinseltown “gossip queen,” savaged Miss Colorado, Kelley Johnson. Arbour, who appeared on the show Wednesday when the women apologized, claims that Collins said of nurses when the show was not on the air; ‘Yeah, that’s not a real profession. 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.

They want to be doctors.’ Appearing on Opie and Jim Norton, Arbour said: ‘Backstage, I heard the girls being like, “Oh yeah, our nurse jokes didn’t go over well so we have to apologize because they’re tweeting us too much.” ‘And I’m like, “you all are pu**ies.” See, I can sit in my jokes and be like, yeah, I made them, I think it’s funny. When he requested changes in medications and treatments, Johnson explained to him that she couldn’t because she was “just a nurse.” What she could do was provide kindness and comfort. The problem with Behar’s quip, though, isn’t that it’s dumb (although it is!), but that it’s revealing of a persistent misapprehension of how health care actually works. You are still Joe.” Joe responded gratefully: “Nurse Kelley . . . you are not ‘just a nurse.’ You are my nurse, and you have changed my life because you’ve cared about me.” With her voice cracking, Johnson shared her takeaway: “Patients are people with families and friends.

In the story she told she kept describing herself as “just a nurse”—as in, she couldn’t order different medications for the patient because she isn’t a physician. Nicole was brought down to the backstage area for her segment after the show started.’ The night of the pageant Collins also reportedly posted tweets about Johsnon, and after getting backlash from nurses on social media wrote; ‘I mean it is a little funny the hidden anger you nurses possess.’ ‘Thank you for expressing your concerns. But the examples Kelley Johnson gave in her monologue highlight a true difference between doctors and nurses: Doctors prescribe and diagnose, and we don’t. That means that in many people’s minds, nurses’ work is somehow always subsumed into doctors’ work, to the point that the tools we use—such stethoscopes—end up being perceived as property of doctors. Snuggle wrote; ‘In placing our advertising for Snuggle we choose time slots, (and not programs), during which to run our spots; so the airing of an advertisement should not be interpreted as brand sponsorship or endorsement of any program or its content.

And she prompted viewers like me to reflect on our gratitude for the countless nurses in our lives who’ve benefited from their talent, dedication and compassion. From the nurses in my neonatologist dad’s NICU unit, to the many nurses in my own extended family, to the many pediatric nurses who’ve cared for my daughter this summer, I can’t count my blessings enough. But Collins, channeling the Plastics clique in “Mean Girls,” cackled condescendingly at Johnson’s unique tribute to her profession: “There was a girl who wrote her own monologue, and I was like, turn the volume up, this is going be amazing, let’s listen. Doctors usually aren’t the ones sounding the alarm when a patient starts going downhill fast—that’s what nurses do, because we’re there on the ward and it’s part of our job.

Co-host Joy Behar, donning her smart glasses, chimed in with a derogatory jab at Kelley’s uniform: “Why is she wearing a doctor’s stethoscope?” Collins dug in further: “She helps patients with Alzheimer’s, which I know is not funny,” she smirked, “but I swear, you had to see it . . . I swear to God it was hilarious.” Question: Would these sniveling snobs have attacked Johnson with such callous glee if she had been wearing a Planned Parenthood uniform and holding a manual vacuum aspirator?

It was just stupid and inattentive on my part.’ She even shared a photo of herself in her scrubs at work, writing; ‘Here is a picture of me working as a nurse, as my special project this year was being the volunteer school nurse at a local underprivileged middle school for 35 hours a month. After a nationwide backlash that sent the Twitter hashtag “‥nursesunite” trending in support of Johnson, “The View” harridans responded with a faux-pology that exposes why the show’s ratings have plummeted. (Viewership is down nearly 50 percent among the core female 25-54 demographic this season, and ad revenue has dropped nearly 30 percent over the past year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.) Collins, who had initially sneered on Twitter that nurses should “prescribe yourselves a Valium and let’s just all relax,” claimed her comments had been “misconstrued.” After insulting viewers’ comprehension skills, she disingenuously told the TV audience: “We love nurses. I have sat in a patient’s room, dressed head to toe in latex, slowly injecting a very toxic chemotherapy drug into a patient’s IV line that goes straight into a major vein. Before I could explain that I was new and might have misunderstood, he snatched the order away from me and said, “I’ll fix it.” This is all in a day’s work, and in general nurses are not looking for undue recognition—they just want credit where credit is due. There’s a kind of humility built into the nursing profession, but our essentialness is quite real, and needs to be recognized if we really want our health care system to be the best it can be, Scott Walker’s views of nurses notwithstanding.

Discussions about nurses’ work environment, nurse staffing, the ubiquity of bullying (doctors against nurses, nurses against each other) in hospitals—they’re all seen as peripheral to real discussions of what plagues health care. One day, I would love to see an inversion of Kelley Johnson’s story: A patient asks a physician a question, and the doctor responds, “Oh, I’m just a doctor.

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