INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Miss America was crowned on Sunday, and even though Miss Colorado, Kelly Johnson, didn’t win, she was still the talk of social media.
During the Miss America Pageant, Johnson performed an original monologue about her work as a nurse for patients with Alzheimer’s. Her story about a patient who changed her life stole the show.
However, on the daytime show “The View” the hosts seemed to mock her speech.
Host Michelle Collins jokingly said Johnson “came in a nurse’s uniform and did not win.” Co-host Joy Behar also chimed in, asking why she was wearing a stethoscope.
Thousands of people went to Twitter and voiced their opinion on the hosts remarks using #NursesUnite.
On Wednesday, health care company Johnson and Johnson hinted that it was ‘pausing’ its advertising from The View.
Johnson and Johnson posted the following statement on its Facebook page:
Johnson & Johnson values and appreciates nurses and we respect the critical role they play in our healthcare system. We disagree with recent comments on daytime television about the nursing profession, and we have paused our advertising accordingly. We’re committed to raising the level of awareness about the skill and knowledge that the profession requires, and we send our thanks today and every day to the millions of nurses who touch the lives of patients and their families. #NursesHeal #NursesUnite