Miss America CEO Sam Haskell is speaking out on the controversy surrounding dismissive comments made by Joy Behar and Michelle Collins on the show.
Last week, Behar and Collins mocked Miss America contestant Kelley Johnson for appearing in scrubs with a stethoscope around her neck during the talent portion of the show while speaking about her career in nursing. After the hosts apologized and invited nursing professionals onto "The View," People magazine asked Haskell for his take on the situation.
The show hosted dozens of nurses to honor the field. [Photo credit: "The View"]
Saying the apology was "the right thing to do," Haskell told People, "Kelley used the talent portion of the Miss America competition to share her passion about a special story experienced through her job. I am glad that Michelle and Joy apologized."
Haskell confirmed the original comments struck home for him — his mother was a nurse.
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