Will Michelle Collins be fired from The View after her comments dissing nurses?

There were a ton of stories about The View and the nursing debacle over the weekend but we didn’t cover them due to the Emmys. Plus, you know, it’s The View. It’s hard to care too much about whatever is going on with that show. The last time we covered this, nurses were up in arms over the fact that panelists Michelle Collins and Joy Behar had made comments seemingly dissing nurses. They were discussing a Miss America contestant, Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson, who gave a monologue during the show’s talent competition discussing her career as a nurse. Johnson told an anecdote to make the point that nurses are life savers who make a difference in people’s lives. It was a clever and unique talent entry that highlighted her career, but Collins and Behar didn’t see it that way. Collins said “that’s not a real talent,” while Behar asked the ignorant question “why does she have a doctor’s stethoscope?” Both women later apologized, but the damage was already done. Multiple advertisers dropped out of the show, citing the hard and important work that nurses do. Companies including Johnson & Johnson, Snuggle, Eggland’s Best, Party City and McCormick publicly cut ties with The View following the backlash.

What’s more is that Nicole Arbour, the professional troll whose “Dear Fat People” video went viral, was a guest on the show last Wednesday, the day that Collins and Behar apologized. She later claimed that Collins continued to talk smack about nurses backstage, quoting Collins as saying “That’s not a real profession. They want to be doctors.” View reps have denied this by stating that Collins was never backstage that day.

On Thursday, The View ran an episode in which they “celebrated and thanked” nurses. In the segment I viewed, they invited two nurses on and basically sucked up to them as they explained how vital and heroic their work is and how they don’t get the respect they deserve. Collins fell on her sword during that segment, saying that “as a result of this situation I didn’t understand the challenges facing nurses and the need to improve how people view and appreciate what you guys do. I’ll be honest I think the comments made Monday kind of played into that and I’m sorry about that.” One of the nurses then explained how physically, mentally and emotionally challenging it is to deal “with life or death situations on a daily basis.” She said that her work can “take a toll on you” and that it can be hard to disconnect and leave that stress at work. Behar also joked that “one thing that became abundantly clear to me this week is that nurses wear stethoscopes.

Despite all the attempts to make up for their original comments, there may be some additional fallout. Radar reports that Michelle Collins’s job is on the line. She’s only been there permanently since July and one of her last jobs was running VH1′s BestWeekEver.tv site. (They used to link us so I’m inclined to defend Collins. I’m telling you this to be transparent.) She also co-hosted The Gossip Queens on VH1. An insider tells Radar “ABC is looking to get rid of Michelle. She has not been testing well with viewers for weeks, and they’ve been trying to find an excuse to cut her.” The View has denied this on the record and tells Radar that Collins has “a bright future” on The View. I don’t know, it seems like they should give Collins a chance. They want people who will talk some smack and bring enough controversy to get headlines, just not enough to piss off an entire contingent of the population and lose advertisers as a result. If Collins really did say “that’s not a real profession” that’s inexcusable, but Nicole Arbour is making those claims. That lady lacks credibility.

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  1. Talie says:

    Secretly, they are probably thrilled — the show hasn’t had this much attention for hot topics in years.

    • V4Real says:

      Wow, I see my post wouldn’t stick. All I basically said is that I just wish celebrities would stop apologizing for things they meant to say and believe.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Oh for God’s sake, take that show out back and shoot it.

    • SnarkySnarkers says:

      Yes! This exactly! Time to put it down.

    • JudyK says:

      YEEEESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • sherry says:

      This! Shoot it, burn it so it doesn’t come back to life and bury the ashes. This show was done a long, long time ago!

    • kcarp says:

      Isn’t the View doing what it was designed to do? You have women from different backgrounds giving their view of a topic. Granted a lot of the time these women either have misinformed views or outright idiotic views. They are generating buzz for this tired old dog of a show by going more shocking.

      With that said you are right take it out back and shoot it.

  3. GreenieWeenie says:

    so much uproar. So much outrage….am I the only one getting outrage fatigue? Can we save it for the critical life-or-death types of things like police brutality, and then just agree to let professions lie? Nurses deserve respect, but my goodness. (I mean, there’s a smarter conversation to be had here about “womens” professions + respect + pay. But it’s not being had because, outrage).

    • BRE says:

      “Women’s” professions. Interesting you bring that up as nurses want to be looked at more than just a woman’s job but using a Miss America candidate doesn’t really help their cause.

    • Santia says:

      I’m with you. I have a nurse on my FB who has been posting non-stop about this. Enough already. We get it. Nurses do invaluable work. But so do a lot of other professions. The View was wrong; move on.

    • K says:

      I agree we need only be upset about real things the constant anger over everything diminishes the outrage about real issues.

      However, I still think abc needs to get their house in order they’ve had to many messes coming out of daytime but this isn’t serious enough to be this big of deal.

    • Msmlnp says:

      Completely agree. I hate the View, but apology issued and let’s all move on. if Nurses only cared as much and had the outrage surrounding safe staffing, workplace bullying, and crank em out degree programs.

      -signed a career nurse.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      I don’t really get this comment. As far as I know the nurses have moved on by the fact they’ve all gone to work and are continuing their daily routines. Their feelings however are still displayed pretty clearly on social media.

      Joy and co made a couple of cheap shots at the Miss. America candidate that also alluded to a few negative attitudes nurses face. Many nurses and their supporters got mad and shared their feelings on social media and then…no one got kidnapped. No one was assaulted. That was literally it and it’s too much? Why should outrage be saved for only life and death? As far as I can see no nurses have chained themselves to the front steps of the studios. So clearly it’s not a life issue. It’s merely that regular people had a platform to effect change, did, and now it’s offputting that they did?

      They wrote posts on social media describing their displeasure and companies shockingly cared more about their opinions than this dying show. That’s it.

    • meme says:

      I’m sick of everyone getting upset about everything and demanding apologies and/or firings. People need to stop apologizing for things they say. Everyone will get over it and they’ll find OFFENDEDNESS with someone else. Ridiculous.

    • mandy says:

      I agree – and I think that nurse was manipulative using her uniform at the contest, because if someone is a firefighter should they next wear their firefighter outfit on stage – come on! She isn’t giving anyone the idea that nursing is a great prof( which it is) bu taking part in a beauty contest!!!!!

  4. mimif says:

    Is she wearing a…a gigantic moth in that first pic?

  5. LadyJane says:

    Storm in a tea cup. It is unfortunate that some people don’t understand the extent of a nurse’s duties – but hey – I am a graphic designer and lots of people don’t understand the extent of my duties either. I don’t call for heads to roll. The nurses should have used this blip as a teachable moment and then moved on. It wasn’t that big of a deal.

    • Kate says:

      An attentive and detail-oriented nurse noticed problems with my post-operative mother that even her surgeon had overlooked and literally saved her life, this after another patient had thrown a cup of water in her face because she didn’t put ice in it. If you’re saving lives as a graphic designer while also being treated with contempt on a regular basis, you’re very special indeed.

      • Krista says:

        Thank you!

      • LadyJane says:

        Nurses do an important job and are sometimes under-appreciated and unfortunately treated with contempt by the public they serve. However, if these View women were a bit dismissive and ignorant, they were not full of contempt of abusive to the nursing profession. The fallout is disproportionate. But I guess that is the world we live in, people get terribly, terribly angry and offended about all the wrong things.

      • Enui says:

        Thank you for your perspective. I hope your mom is doing well.

        For the folks that think that the fall out is disproportionate, I am wondering what you are seeing that I am not. If someone who has a national platform makes rude, ignorant comments then they should not be surprised if others call for their removal.

      • Trashaddict says:

        Kate, totally agree with you. Nurses give lifesaving care to patients and career-saving care to doctors and residents, without the outsized ego. Seen enough in my career to know it by heart. I love RNs!
        Plus, it hasn’t been all ranting, this has generated some hysterically funny tweets by RNs! You have to have a (warped) sense of humor to work in healthcare-
        -With RNs all the way.

  6. BRE says:

    This just seems a bit blown out of proportion. I work in HR and jokes are made on TV all the time, I don’t go out and protest and have people pull sponsors. Other professions get just as many jabs on TV and in movies.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      My husband is a lawyer, so… Yeah, people make jokes and sweeping belittling remarks about professions, and it’s stupid and unfair. At least people stood up for the nurses.

      • Kate says:

        I’m a lawyer and have always been fond of saying “everyone hates lawyers until they need one.” But I also recognize that it’s a saturated and overly respected field, and many of my peers are unworthy of the deference our society pays to them. So lawyer jokes are a well-deserved part of our lives.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I agree and don’t. Lol There are lots of sleazy lawyers. And then there’s my husband, and thousands like him, who are honest and honorable. He doesn’t deserve to be painted with the same brush. I would have more sense of humor about it if the joke was about me than I do if it’s about him, because I love and admire him. BUT he thinks lawyer jokes are funny and collects them, so I can’t get too bent out of shape about it.

      • Kitten says:

        Similarly, as someone who works in insurance, everybody hates insurance until they actually need it.

    • Santia says:

      Try being a lawyer. Everyone hates lawyers. Until they need a will drafted or want to buy a house or they are a victim of a crime and want the perpetrator prosecuted or want to sue someone for negligence or malpractice, etc. Until then, all lawyers belong at the bottom of a lake.

    • MonicaQ says:

      After all as a programmer, I’m a glorified Best Buy employee until someone’s computer is busted and want me to fix it because we’re “such good friends”.

      As a teacher, I was just a babysitter. Parents and crappy administration are why I am not in that profession anymore.

    • whatevers says:

      Ya’ll crack me up. Weren’t you the same people acting insane about Emily Blunt daring to say something negative about America and you all started singing the Star Spangled Banner?

      Nurses do important jobs and were rightfully upset about this woman and others supporting their views about nurses. Afterwards you had a ton of people on social media talking about how bad nurses were, or how they were received poor treatment. Whatevs

  7. K says:

    Abc needs to get their house in order. They have this woman and joy behar dismissing nurses, and they have NLG attacking Viola Davis and saying Harriet Tubman was a tunnel digger.

    Time to shut some stuff down. My god how big of a mess is abc

  8. jeebus says:

    wtf is up with Raven’s hair in this?

    • mimif says:

      Not a fan of Raven but her hair is bad ass in these pics. It’s like Prince Gone Wild.

      • jeebus says:

        In the thumbnail of the pic, it looks like someone just placed it on top of her head lol I can’t seem to pull the pic up any other way.

  9. QQ says:

    and I will ask again : WHY IS IT SO CRUCIAL TO KEEP THIS CRAPPY SHOW AND HEIR IRRELEVANT MUSICAL CHAIR OF WOMEN ON AIR??!! is this not a dead horse already??

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      It’s just the dusty bones of a horse lying in a heap on a dirt road in the sun at this point.

      • vauvert says:

        I agree. Take it out, shoot it and burn what’s left of it.
        Full confession (hangs head in shame): I once caught a few minutes of this or a similar show while having the flu (therefore can be excused on grounds of being ill, weak and not of completely sound mind)… not sure which of them it was but a bunch of women led by that horrid Sharon Osbourne were discussing a star’s showering habits. I think Leo?? I mean ok, we gossip too, but the way they were talking about it – with zero proof, no less – with all seriously as if it were a life and death situation that they needed the Pentagon to chime in… yikes.
        I think it was during that same time that I caught my unique three minutes of exposure to the KK’s. It scarred me for life! And before that I didn’t care one way or another for the vapid fame’s but seeing a grown man (Scott) discussing with his sisters-in-law the size of their respective butts and how important it was for them to keep that size,a s it was their claim to fame… just made me ill. If any of my in-laws ever thought it appropriate to talk about my ass, I would call for a family intervention and psych eval, stat.

        This is a long way of saying – can we please get rid of all those shows that dumb down their viewers??

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        First, you can be excused for watching anything that distracts you while you’re sick. I watched three episodes of Gilligan’s Island once when I was too weak to turn the Chanel, so don’t feel guilty. Second, I so agree with you. There is SUCH crap on TV. Just garbage.

    • mimif says:

      I really like The View, I’m watching it right now. So funny! It’s pretty much my only source of news these days.

      • Kitten says:

        “It’s pretty much my only source of news these days. ”

        This explains so much….

        Let’s make it into a drinking game: every time one of these harpies talk over each other we take a shot of tequila. Who’s in?

      • mimif says:

        How bout we just blow out the TV and party like its 1921?

      • Kitten says:

        I’m so ready to get old-fashioned. Fire up the gramophone.

  10. nicca says:

    Oh please…it’s the Miss America contest! Give us a cheesy talent! So what that you’re a nurse and save lives, can’t you play the tuba or something? Maybe a tap dance or two?

    • Santia says:

      I’m going to get roasted for this, but her monologue sucked. The topic and her career may be heroic, but the monologue (the “talent”) sucked. And IMO it was done to say “look at me – I’m not just a beauty talent participant; I’m a nurse!

      • BRE says:

        Could be the start of a new tread with Miss America. The talent is talking about what you do for a living. I’m not sure if that is worse than the “cups” performer from last year,

      • noway says:

        Roast me with you too! Yes it was unique, and I guess if you really are highlighting people’s accomplishments it was good, but this is the Miss America Pageant. A few minutes ago the women were parading in bikinis and stilettos, and the winner is talking about feeling Tom Brady’s (foot) balls. Maybe it is the juxtaposition of a very serious career choice with that which made it seem really off to me. I think the nurses uproar has more to do with the hierarchy in the medical profession than patients and respect for their field. A bit of miss-placed aggression, as a lot of patients and families seem to adore the nurses, but the doctors bed side manners get on their nerves. I think it is the doctors lack of respect for nurses sometimes that bothers nurses the most, but it is easier to pick on a dumb comment from the View. I think this has really been blown out of proportion, and probably is helping the View as the show was really boring to begin with.

    • Renee says:

      The outrage seems a bit much. They weren’t saying nursing isn’t a talent. They were saying talking about nursing isn’t a talent, which it isn’t. I don’t care what you do but giving a monologue about your job isn’t a talent.

    • swack says:

      My problem with people criticizing that she did a monologue is that they dismiss it for not being a talent. All the late night talk show hosts do monologues at the beginning of the show. It’s not easy to do but we should not dismiss it as not being a talent. Did she do it well? I don’t know.

  11. aims says:

    I took a huge issue with this last week. I’m not a nurse, but I believe that these people are truly selfless and nursing is an honorable profession. Michelle came across as totally unlikable and this was the first time I’d even heard of her. I don’t watch the view. I felt that the Nurse segment was about saving face, because they’re losing advertising and that’s how you get someone in tv to shut up. Michelle absolutely came across as still not getting it. She started this shit storm last week and if you really pressed her I still believe she still thinks that nursing is a joke.

    • kcarp says:

      I am not the kind of person who becomes “outraged” once a week over something someone says on TV. However, I really think without nurses we would all be screwed. Nurses do more than check your vitals, they administer meds, assess pain levels, fluff pillows, and so much more than a doctor who is basically there to examine and diagnosis, maybe perform some procedures.

  12. Pinky says:

    Isn’t nursing a profession, and not a “talent”? You can’t say, “I have a knack for cooking” and also be a chef. You can be a talented chef, but “cheffing” isn’t your talent. You can juggle as a talent, but if you work in the circus, then it’s no longer your talent. It’s your job.

    Clearly the women misspoke and Joy’s statement was ignorant, but given the general gist of what they were getting at, I agree. Maybe the distinction gets confusing because of all the “talent” competitions featuring people doing what they do in real life, as opposed to showcasing their hobbies, which they’re looking to turn into a profession.

    Now, if that chick were an accountant by profession and a volunteer candy striper in her free time, then I would have been able to buy that for her “talent.” Bottom line is, this whole thing is stupid.

    • Kate says:

      If you’re not talented in your profession, I feel sorry for your employer.

      • Pinky says:

        And that’s clearly not the point. Like I said, you can be a talented chef, but then being a chef is not your talent, it’s your profession. Noun v. adjective. Hope that’s now clearer to you.

    • boredblond says:

      Isn’t an artist or musician using their talent in their profession? I’m kinda shocked that so many seem to think pretty women should stick to baton twirling. As someone who’s had long hospital stays, I have real respect for nurses. If enough sponsors pull out, maybe they will finally pull the plug on the show.

      • Pinky says:

        Once they do that aren’t they now professionals who are talented at what the do, but no longer categorize playing the cello or piano as their talent? Would Yo-Yo Ma say his talent is the cello or would he categorize himself as a professional, expert, talented cellist? That’s wherein the confusion lies. For me, at least.

    • Jay says:

      Why can’t something be both a talent and a profession? The two aren’t mutually exclusive, so this point makes no sense.

      • Pinky says:

        Talent: 1. a special, often creative natural ability or aptitude: a talent for drawing.

        How is being a nurse a talent in this case, especially? It’s a job. If some person told me his talent was being a doctor, I’d think he was an idiot. No, sir, that’s your job. Your talent WITHIN the profession might be surgical skills, but the broad idea that your talent is your profession shows you have no dimensions or outside skills.

        Imagine someone said, “my talent is being a CEO.” Stop it.

    • Sam says:

      The qualities that make an excellent nurse are talents. An excellent nurse must possess a high level of empathy, something that doesn’t come naturally – it must be cultivated. Great patience, gentleness, compassion. Those things are not natural to humans, we have to work on them. If she possesses all those things, those can certainly be talents.

    • Kelly says:

      agree Pinky

  13. Trillion says:

    Nurses are a collectively shit upon group – literally and figuratively-and I guess this was the opportunity to lash out in a major, loud, public way for the decades of abuse and disrespect. Reactionary? Yeah, this was an emotional outpouring. When the flood gates opened, it sure did flood. When you work so damn hard, and see yourself essentially forgotten when The Doctor walks in the room and gets all the respect, you develop chronic interior wounds. And they fester. Hell hath no fury like a nurse publicly scorned.

    • Erinn says:

      THIS.
      My sister in law is in her 4th year of nursing, will be finished this spring. My two best friends are RN’s now. The abuse these people get is insane. Sexually harassed, verbally abused, physically attacked, all while trying to wrangle the Drs -often having to intervene/correct/inform the Drs – and make sure that the patients, and families are all being cared for – doing insanely long shifts.

      Look – I get the ‘well other jobs get abuse too!’ thing. I was a modifications support rep for a large American web design company. I took a ton of abuse. I cried at work multiple times because of customer calls. People are assholes. But at the end of the day, I had to let it go because it wasn’t life or death – but nurses don’t have that option. It’s literally life or death. They’re dealing with people dying, families grieving, and being severely understaffed and over worked – they’re being emotionally destroyed constantly. And they’re dealing with the assholes I dealt with on the phone in person – and their dealings are a lot more important than updating their webpages. Thankfully I’m now a full time developer and not dealing with customers directly. But you bet your ass I was a star patient when I was admitted with kidney stones – because I KNEW how much shit the nurses got.

      At the end of the day – maybe nursing isn’t THE MOST important, or the most mocked profession. And maybe a Miss American contestant isn’t the most serious person to bring this all up – but I think a lot of people get defensive over the shit they deal with in their own jobs – and peoples’ lives aren’t at stake for most. And even otherwise wonderful people can get bitchy towards nursing staff when they’re in pain, or worried about a loved one – imagine what the real assholes are like to deal with.

      • aims says:

        Agree with everything! !!!

      • noway says:

        I hear your point, but I feel bad for your friends that are RN’s as I have a lot of friends who are RN’s for many years and none of them would describe their careers as having that much crap to it. I think some of the disparaging remarks that Nurses may hear are from people who never have needed a nurse yet. The ones who have generally praise them.

        Granted I do hear complaints about the medical hierarchy, but most my RN friends enjoy their work immensely especially the patients. They are that rare breed of person who really enjoys the art of helping people for a living. I think also it is somewhat like Social Work in that it is hard to do it for a lifelong career. Just seeing all the despair takes a toll on the human psyche. My friends who like it best seem to be the ones who work in Obstetrics, although they have said when it goes bad it is really sad.

    • mayamae says:

      @Trillion, yes, what you described does happen. But I’ve found that’s less and less common in the twenty years that I’ve been a nurse. What is more common, is the doctor walking out of the room, and the patient saying to me: What did he/she say? What does that mean? As nurses, we’re often considered more approachable, and quite often more trustworthy than doctors.

      Yes, we still deal daily with urine/stool/mucous/vomit. But the comments in these threads totally discount nurse aids – the folks who deal with the vast majority of bodily fluids. Having a good NA often determines a shift from hell versus a productive and successful day.

    • B says:

      Yeah, that whole “why is she wearing a stethoscope?” thing was bound to open those gates. It simply amazes me that, in 2015, so many people still seem to think nurses are just “playing” doctor.

      I think it bears pointing out that the recent Ebola outbreak took a significant and disturbing toll on healthcare providers worldwide – nurses especially. In an infectious disease crisis, nurses are our frontline first responders. How did we thank the American nurses who did their jobs admirably in an unprecedented and utterly terrifying situation and were sickened as a result? The CDC blamed THEM for their own infections, insisting they must have violated treatment protocols – protocols that nursing unions were quick to point out didn’t actually exist.

      And did we heed the deafening alarm bells? Nope. Walk into just about any hospital in this country and ask the first nurse you see if we learned our lesson. The short answer is “hell no.”

      I can see why this “tempest in a teapot” struck such a nerve.

  14. Kate says:

    Anyone who has ever had an extremely sick loved one spend time in a hospital and depended on a nurse (who does 90% of the caring for most patients) for their compassion, professionalism, competence and advocacy (because yes, when my mother nearly died after surgery it was a nurse who went to bat for her and had her indifferent surgeon take a closer look at her symptoms) would be offended by such ignorant and frankly stupid remarks. If it can be verified that she made that additional comment about it not being a profession, she’s an idiot who doesn’t deserve a platform.

    • JP says:

      My mother died one year ago after being hospitalized for several weeks for congestive heart failure. The nurses were adequate but nothing special by any means. Nurses are overrated. My occupation is more stressful than nurses. I would love to work three 12-hour shifts and have four days off. I would love their pay. They need to quit complaining and quit thinking they are doctors.

      • Trashaddict says:

        When my mother was dying of terminal lung cancer, the nurses came and ever-so-gently washed her up and changed her bed, and provided words of comfort that meant the world to me. I felt like angels had come in the room. I sent a thank you letter to the ward staff at that hospital.
        Didn’t hear word one from the doctor after she died.

      • Trillion says:

        you think days off after working 12′s is for relaxation and fun? Hell no. You are recuperating from brutal 12′s. I don’t know what you do that is more stressful than nursing, since you didn’t mention it, but unless lives are at stake when you err, you’re job is probably not more stressful than a nurse’s.

      • Veronica says:

        I work in pharmacy – so let me assure you that I have no idealized images of nurses – but really? Suggesting that it isn’t a stressful profession? Come on. Most non-ICU nurses have at least 5-10 patients that they’re caring for at any given time, and I can assure you as a hospital worker that often enough those units often have patients that should be in more intensive care facilities. SOME of them have the 3/12 schedule, but not all, and plenty of them are pulling overtime because of shortages.

        I don’t consider nurses saints by any means, and there are plenty are assholes and idiots in any field, but at least give them the credit that it’s not a field everyone can do. Doctors may be better educated, but nursing is no picnic.

  15. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    I LOVE that they invited the chick from ‘Dear Fat People’ and she screwed them over by claiming (either truthfully or not) that they continued to talk shit.

    For a show that’s become nothing more than allowing a group of women to sit around and shrilly hen peck that punishment seems more fitting than anything. A show that should die but won’t gets screwed in all its attempts to be relevant.

    To be honest I’m not shocked by the backlash. People act like nurses are outside View studios with pitchforks and fire (sorry they have real work to do). Maybe people STILL don’t understand how the Internet works but social media exists to be social. Nurses in all the different social media forums are coming together to say they were insulted and shockingly advertisers care more about their opinions than a decades plus failing show that is scrapping the bottom of the barrel. Hence you see a backlash.

    Do people still not get this?

  16. mayamae says:

    I don’t know what it says about the world when Whoopi Goldberg says Roman Polanski didn’t commit “rape rape”, but it’s a slight against nurses that causes such an outrage.

    I’m a nurse, and I’m proud of what I do. But we’re not “selfless” – we are well paid. We do get disrespected, but for every person calling me a waitress, there are ten that think I’m an “angel” and/or a “saint”. The day the original comments were made, nurses took to social media and warned: you picked on the wrong profession. I’m so over this. How about we focus on something that’s actually urgent; millions of Americans are still uninsured and underinsured.

  17. Matador says:

    Better solution: Cancel the show.

  18. db says:

    But it’s a NOT talent as that term is construed in a pageant, and I felt it was an emotionally manipulative move on her part. She might as well have come out and said I didn’t have time to learn to play the piano – I was too busy saving LIVES.

  19. FLORC says:

    Nicole ARbour is clinging to what few minutes she has left. After what is coming out she did to her now ex Santoro I wouldn’t believe a word she says. She’s unstable.

    I’m pretty well spent on this. The View and the ladies on it seem to say the most thoughtless words. And their apology shows do very well. So where is the incentive to be less ignorant and think before they speak?

    With GNAT
    This show needs to be taken out back and dealt with.

  20. The Original G says:

    This show needed to end about 5 years before Barbara left. They have stained whatever rep they might have had for bringing a fresh perspective to TV.

  21. I don’t know that saying “That’s not a real talent” is any better, what she actually said, as opposed to the alleged ‘That’s not a real profession…’ statement. It was a dumb thing to say. She probably is on the chopping block because when you’re new & you’ve cost your employer money as a network due to advertisers pulling out, then she’s toast on that alone. Joy has been around too long that she’s not going anywhere & it’s easier to believe Joy when she says she thought the contestant was dressing like a Dr. or nurse as in a costume for her talent portion & didn’t get it because of that.

  22. cindyp says:

    Wow, guessing 99.9% of you downplaying “The View”‘s disrespectiful comments aren’t nurses. Please go back to obsessing over Kate & the Kardashians

  23. nicegirl says:

    I really like Michelle Collins on The View. I hope they don’t fire her, I will stop watching, AGAIN.

  24. celtlady says:

    I hope that the Nurses are what cause the plug to be pulled on the trashy “View”.
    Stick a fork in it.
    Over it.

  25. HHY says:

    I must be really really ignorant, but how is being a nurse a talent? That’s like saying being a doctor is a talent, being a teacher is a talent. Wake up people, those are CAREERS.

    How about that girl showcase a real talent?

  26. Alice says:

    They should have dumped her after that tragically rude interview with One Direction, who remained gentlemen in spite of her.

  27. Veronica says:

    While it is f*cking outrageous that we live in the year 2015 and people still think of doctors as the be all and end all of medicine, I can’t believe this is STILL going on now. Call her out for the idiot she is and move on.