September 17, 2015
You may have noticed nurses across America taking over your social media feeds the past couple of days.
In case you missed it, their campaign, #NursesUnite, is in response to comments made by the hosts of "The View" regarding the recent Miss America pageant.
The ladies on the panel, including Michelle Collins, Joy Behar, Raven-Symoné, Paula Faris and Whoopi Goldberg addressed the criticism Wednesday morning.
"I want to say, we love nurses. If you're watching, we adore you, respect you. Clap for the nurses," Collins said. "You are wonderful and the most compassionate people."
She added that her remarks were "misconstrued."
To all nurses: I want to apologize. You're the last people I'd ever want to hurt. I'm thankful for all the amazing work you do.— Michelle Collins (@michcoll) September 16, 2015
Behar faced backlash for asking why Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson was wearing a "doctor's stethoscope" during her monologue. She apologized, saying she was "inattentive."
I am truly sorry to anyone I have offended.— Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) September 16, 2015
The comment regarding the stethoscope, in particular, received criticism from a number of nurses (and even Dr. Oz) on social media.
I've spent my medical career watching the life-saving work of nurses (I'm known for often borrowing their stethoscopes). #NursesUnite— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) September 16, 2015
Joy Behar: "Why does she have a 'doctor's stethoscope'?" Nurses: Why do you have a TV show!? #NursesUnite— RAINE (@rainefaye) September 16, 2015
Many are still saying they don't feel the apologies were enough.
Do you think it was enough? Tell us in the comments section.
Watch Johnson's monologue below.