‘The View’ Loses Advertisers After Co-Hosts’ Controversial Nurse Remarks

18 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Joy Behar Apologizes for Controversial Comments About Nurses as Advertisers Pull Ads From The View.

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.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.”Johnson & Johnson values and appreciates nurses and we respect the critical role they play in our healthcare system,” the company said in a statement posted on Facebook on Wednesday. “We disagree with recent comments on daytime television about the nursing profession, and we have paused our advertising accordingly.” “We’re committed to raising the level of awareness about the skill and knowledge that the profession requires, and we send our thanks today and every day to the millions of nurses who touch the lives of patients and their families. #NursesHeal #NursesUnite.” “Many nurses and dietitians have contacted us saying that they know Eggland’s Best eggs are healthier and can play a big part in a family’s healthy lifestyle.

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. Not only is she kind, not only is she intelligent, not only is her entire platform speaking tolerance and equality for all and kindness, but she’s able to be funny without insulting someone and I think that is an incredible feat.” “I personally think you should’ve won,” DeGeneres later said, welcoming the contestant on her show (the episode will be broadcast locally on NBC at 4 p.m. 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!

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. 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. 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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