Joy Behar Defends Miss Colorado Stethoscope Comments On ‘The View’: ‘We’re At Their Mercy, Let’s Face It’

Joy Behar and the other women at ABC’s The View found themselves in a major snag on Tuesday when discussing the results of the Miss America pageant. After the cast diminished the amount of “talent” present in Miss Colorado’s monologue about her experiences as a nurse for an Alzheimer’s patient, a #nursesunite hashtag campaign called for a boycott of The View.

Though several members of the panel, including Joy, were criticized over the segment. Michelle Collins led the debate on how unimpressive she felt Miss Colorado’s monologue was. As such, Michelle also bore the majority of the brunt when it came to defending it on Wednesday along with Behar and the rest of The View.

“I, for all of us, I want to say. Nurses, if you’re watching, we love you and respect you. You guys are wonderful, you’re the most compassionate people. And I think we just have to have a moment about that, but I was not talking about her as a nurse. We were talking about the talent competition, and it got misconstrued… By the way, if your bosses are watching, you all deserve raises. This is how much I love nurses. Give ’em more money. Give them my money.”

Joy Behar recently returned to The View after a two-year sabbatical.

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