The ABC talk show has been embroiled in controversy after hosts Joy Behar and Michelle Collins made jokes about the nursing profession following the Miss America pageant.
Three more big name sponsors have pulled their advertising from ‘The View’ following jokes made by hosts Joy Behar and Michelle Collins about the nursing profession earlier this week. According to TMZ, Party City, Snuggle and McCormick Spice have all ditched the show, following Johnson & Johnson and Eggland’s Best who pulled their advertising on Thursday.
‘The View’ host Joy Behar.
On the McCormick Facebook page the spice company wrote, ‘Thank you for expressing your concerns. Like you, we also value and admire nurses, so we have paused advertising on the daytime television show in question.’ Snuggle have also issued a statement in praise of nurses.
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Actress Michelle Collins was verbally abused by a group of drunken teenagers on a London underground train on Saturday (January 12, 2013). Collins, who now appears on Coronation St after years playing Cindy on Eastenders, was on her way to the birthday party of co-star Charlie Condou at the time of the incident, reports The Sun.
Collins was travelling on the Northern Line when 10 youths, some as young as 15, began berating her, hurling a torrent of abuse while shouting and swearing. The actress said she was so frightened that she "wanted to cry" and was forced to hide when they followed her off the train. She said: "I felt so scared and vulnerable. Some of them looked as young as 15 but they were screaming abuse at me, calling me a f***ing whore, a slag and a bitch. They were like a pack of wolves. There was one ringleader, a girl, who was leading the pack while the others just watched, laughing." Collins said the youths were carrying bottles of wine and beer and talking about going to "get drugs," adding, "I kept my head down but then I saw one of the gang fall on to a girl passenger sitting near me. They thought it was hysterical." Perhaps most worryingly, nobody in the packed carriage tried to defend the actress. "I would always stick up for someone who was being unfairly treated. It's a terrible reflection on our society that people are too scared to do the same."
Authorities are asking anyone who knows who was responsible to call the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference B3/LUA of January 18.
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