Joy Behar to Be Fired or Suspended from The View as the Show Loses Millions in Advertising Dollars?
This week’s news (in no particular order) has been about the GOP Debate, America Got Talent’s Season Finale and The View co-host Joy Behar dissing nurses everywhere when she made fun of Miss Colorado for wearing her nurse’s uniform and stethoscope during the talent portion of the Miss USA competition.
Following Joy Behar’s comment on The View there was public outrage with viewers boycotting the show and refusing to watch it. Following the outrage, Behar apologized to viewers saying she “was not paying attention” to the overall situation and assumed Johnson was wearing a costume. She stated,
“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? I didn’t know she was a nurse. I’m used to seeing them in gowns and bathing suits. It’s not like I was trying to be funny. It was just stupid and inattentive on my part. I didn’t know what the hell I was talking about. My son-in-law is a physician assistant, one of my nieces is a nurse, so I mean I know they use stethoscopes, I just was not paying attention.”
Miss America CEO Sam Haskell III accepted Behar’s apology saying, “it was the right thing to do.”
“Kelley used the talent portion of the Miss America competition to share her passion about a special story experienced through her job. I am glad that Michelle and Joy apologized.”
Unfortunately, it may be too little too late. The advertisers don’t seem to care that Joy Behar apologized. Pulling out of airing any commercials during The View are Party City, Eggland’s Best, Johnson & Johnson and Snuggle. We are talking millions of dollars in revenue has been lost.
The powers that be over at ABC are not happy with the loss in revenue. Will they decide how they are going to recoup the lost revenue, will they consider the possibility of suspending or firing Joy Behar for her the statement she made against nurses everywhere? At what point will people be able to forgive the talk show host? The CEO of the Miss America pageant is able to forgive her can the American public forgive her? The View hosted a show for nurses, maybe they should consider having Miss Colorado on the show to forgive them? Will that help? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts on the subject.
Anyone else getting tired of the public beheading of people? People make mistakes all the time and some people (cough cough Donald Trump) say things and the public moves past it. For some reason others say something and we need to see them pay for it and aren’t happy until they are on the chopping block.
We have the video that sparked all the controversy on the next page. Check it out!!