The View is under fire after criticizing a Miss USA contestant for her monologue about being a nurse. So their advertisers are hitting them where it hurts – their wallets.
Now, there are also claims that Michelle Collins, the one who initially made fun of nurses before Joy Behar jumped in, was not so sincere in her apology. Nicole Arbour is claiming that she said something back stage that doesn’t line up with the apology. Check it out…
Michelle 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.
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.
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.
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. They want to be doctors.’
But a spokesperson for the show called Arbour’s claims ‘completely false.’
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. Whatever. But they go on there and make a fake apology. When the cameras weren’t rolling, Michelle was like “Yeah, that’s not a real profession. They want to be doctors.”‘
Read more: Daily Mail
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