The View Loses Advertisers After Co-Hosts’ Miss America Nurse Monologue …

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#NursesUnite In Social Media Firestorm After 2 Hosts Of ‘The View’ Poke Fun At Miss Colorado.

“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. At the 2016 Miss America pageant, Miss Colorado, Kelley Johnson, pretty much wrote herself a ticket to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” when she gave the following answer to this question (one also asked at the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night): “The person I would put on the $10 bill would be Ellen DeGeneres,” she said during Sunday’s pageant in Atlantic City. “I think that woman is so amazing. But, I am a nurse and that’s my talent is taking care of people and caring about other people,” Johnson said. “I wanted to give the nurses that don’t have that voice, that voice and recognition of somebody going up there and just being a little bit different and unique.” For this year’s talent portion, Johnson came out in a nurse’s uniform and stethoscope to deliver a monologue about Joe, an Alzheimer’s patient who she says reminded her of the reason she became a nurse in the first place. Fellow nurse Lizabeth Baker-Wade says the issue goes beyond stethoscopes and explains that she’s been fighting stereotypes within her profession throughout her career, which has spanned 25 years. “We take care of the sick.

The 72-year-old co-host later apologized on Wednesday’s show and regarded her remark as “stupid and inattentive” for not realizing Johnson was wearing nursing scrubs. “I didn’t know she was a nurse. The following day, The View co-hosts Michelle Collins and Joy Behar made several controversial comments regarding Johnson’s speech, which created a backlash on social media.

Following her apology, the American Nurses Association issued a statement on Wednesday addressing Behar’s “disturbing” decision to use “her national platform and influence to mock Miss America contestant Kelley Johnson.” “We are pleased that Behar apologized on the show this morning, and think this is a great opportunity for those in the media to highlight the important, lifesaving role of nurses and to show them the respect they deserve,” concluded ANA president Pamela F. However, the beauty pageant winner explained that the attention is appreciated. “I really do care a lot and it was just so much fun to perform that and see it trend on Twitter and Facebook, especially being able to bring all those nurses together and have everybody standing up for our profession and giving them the voice that they deserve. You probably had more nice things to say about me.” Given another five seconds, she continued, “I think it’s so amazing that she brings families together and gets them to their jobs with cars, is a complete philanthropist…”

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