Two sponsors have yanked ads from “The View” after the show’s hosts made critical comments about a Miss America contestant who dedicated her talent to nurses.
Johnson & Johnson and Eggland’s Best dropped their ads after Joy Behar and Michelle Collins said Miss Colorado’s monologue was not a real talent.
“Johnson & Johnson values and appreciates nurses and we respect the critical role they play in our healthcare system,” the company wrote in a Facebook post. “We disagree with recent comments on daytime television about the nursing profession, and we have paused our advertising accordingly.”
“We’re committed to raising the level of awareness about the skill and knowledge that the profession requires, and we send our thanks today and every day to the millions of nurses who touch the lives of patients and their families.” (VIDEO: Miss Colorado Shocked Everyone With Her Talent)
Eggland’s posted a similar message on its Facebook.
On Monday’s episode of “The View,” Behar said she didn’t understand why Kelley Johnson wore purple scrubs during her speech.
“Why does she have a doctor’s stethoscope on her neck?” Behar criticized.
“She basically read her emails out loud and surprisingly did not win,” Collins said. “She treats patients with Alzheimer’s, which is not funny, but you have to Google it.” (RELATED: Here’s The Miss Colorado Talent Everyone Raved About)