Fallout continues for the ladies of The View after a bungled discussion of Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson's presentation in the talent portion of the Miss America pageant. This time, it is costing the show advertising dollars.
Johnson & Johnson, the healthcare tool and pharmaceutical company, says on Facebook, "We disagree with recent comments on daytime television about the nursing profession, and we have paused our advertising accordingly."
Additionally, Eggland's Best Eggs is apparently ceasing their advertising during the show. That company posted on Facebook, "In light of the comments about the nursing profession recently made on daytime television we will no longer be advertising on the show in question."
During the pageant on Sunday, Johnson came out during the talent portion wearing scrubs and a stethoscope and did a monologue about her passion -- being a nurse and caring for Alzheimer’s patients.
On Monday's episode of "The View," co-host Michelle Collins said, "(She) came in a nurse's uniform, and basically read e-mails out loud (laughing). And shockingly did not win. I was like, ‘That’s not a real talent.'"
Joy Behar chimed in with, "Why does she have a doctor's stethoscope around her neck?"
Viewers, and especially nurses, flooded The View's Facebook page criticizing the women for their comments.
Nearly half way through the next day's show, co-host Michelle Collins finally addressed the issue, saying their comments were taken out of context.
Co-host Joy Behar even used the words, "I was just stupid, I didn’t know what the hell I was talking about," during her apology.
However, not everyone apologized.
Raven-Symone said, "Did they hear the conversation? Did they know what you were talking about at all?"
Since Monday, Johnson & Johnson has made three Facebook posts about nurses. The first stated their disagreement with what was said on the show and the next was a video saying, "It takes a special person to be a nurse."
The third posting announces the company's decision to stop advertising during The View and instead launching a campaign to donate $1 to scholarships for nursing students for every photo submitted. Johnson & Johnson says they'll donate up to $50,000.