(WTXF) - After “The View” talk show ridiculed Miss Colorado’s talent portion of the Miss America pageant on Sunday, nurses everywhere were angered.
Miss Colorado, Kelley Johnson, placed third in the Miss America pageant on Sunday, but it was her “talent” portion that has all of America talking.
Forgoing the traditional “talent” routines, Johnson wore her scrubs and a stethoscope, telling the judges about her nursing career. She specifically focused on her experience in working closely with an Alzheimer’s named Joe.
While her “talent” certainly captivated many, it did not impress the hosts of The View. The ladies mocked that she “basically read her emails out loud.” Host, Joy Behar, even went so far as to ask why Johnson was wearing a “doctor’s stethoscope” during her speech.
Social media is now blowing up with fellow nurses supporting Miss Colorado and speaking out against the insensitive comments said on the show.
On Wednesday’s show, hosts Michelle Collins and Joy Behar issues a formal apology to those they had offended:
“We love nurses. We adore you. We respect you. You guys are wonderful,” Collins said according to Entertainment Weekly. “You’re the most compassionate people. I was not talking about nurses, we were talking about the talent competition, and it got misconstrued.”
Behar explained that she wasn’t trying to be insulting, saying, “It’s not like I was trying to be funny. It was just stupid and inattentive. I didn’t know what the hell I was talking about,” she said.