"Dancing with the Stars" contestant Erin Andrews is steamed at "The View's" Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who took a swipe at Andrews for being scantily clad in her "DWTS" dance numbers Tuesday, but then took it a step further by making controversial statements about Andrews' convicted stalker, who was just sentenced to 30 months in prison.
"If I'm him, I'm like, 'Man, I just could have waited 12 weeks and seen this a little bit less without the prison time,'" Hasselbeck quipped.
"Anyone can have an opinion of the show and of the costumes and of what people do as a profession," said ESPN reporter Andrews to "Extra" Tuesday after the "DWTS" results show. "But to make a mockery out of a convicted felon and someone that turned my life upside down, I thought it was a huge slap in the face to victims of stalking and sexual predators. It's not a joke."
Hasselbeck Wednesday made a tearful public apology to Andrews on "The View." Watch it here:
"Today's" newswomen weighed in on Hasselbeck's faux pas. "It's very hard to take things back once you've said them," Meredith Vieira told "Extra" at the Women Who Care Luncheon. "I just feel sorry for everyone involved."
Natalie Morales said, "It was an insensitive and poor choice of words." Ann Curry added, "And if this hurt Erin, it's really a bummer."