The ridiculous liberal talkshow The View continued their descent into oblivion this week when they lost two major advertisers after they mocked American nurses on live television.
It all started when the women began talking about the Miss America pageant, specifically Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson, who appeared in her scrubs and stethoscope during the talent competition to perform a monologue about her job.
According to Daily Mail, the show’s hosts viciously mocked her, with Joy Behar demanding to know why she had a “doctor’s stethoscope on her neck?”
“She basically read her emails out loud and surprisingly did not win,” host Michelle Collins continued. “I swear to God it was hilarious.”
“(Johnson) treats patients with Alzheimer’s, which is not funny, but you have to Google it (her performance),” she concluded.
The segment spurred outrage among the 3.4 million nurses in America, and within hours the hashtag #NursesUnite was trending on Twitter. Johnson & Johnson was the first advertiser to pull out of their support of The View.
“Johnson & Johnson values and appreciates nurses and we respect the critical role they play in our healthcare system,” they said in a statement. “We disagree with recent comments on daytime television about the nursing profession and we have paused our advertising accordingly.”
Advertiser Eggland’s Best quickly followed suit.
“In light of the comments about the nursing profession recently made on daytime television we will we will no longer be advertising on the show in question,” they commented.
The women on The View begged for forgiveness this week, but it was already too late.
“I was looking at a Miss America tape, and there’s a woman wearing an outfit with a stethoscope, and I’m thinking is she in a costume?” Behar explained. “I didn’t know she was a nurse. I’m used to seeing them (the beauty contestants) in gowns and bathing suits.”
“I didn’t know what the hell I was talking about,” she concluded.
“We love nurses,” Collins added. “We adore you. We respect you. You guys are wonderful. You’re the most compassionate people. I was not talking about nurses, we were talking about the talent competition, and it got misconstrued.”
We can only hope that this scandal will FINALLY push The View off the air for good!