Bonnie Says: Elisabeth Hasselbeck — Would You Have Attacked Erin For Skimpy Clothing If She Was A Man?

Wed, May 5, 2010 7:05pm EST by 9 Comments
Courtesy of ABC

Courtesy of ABC

Elisabeth, you had the gall to attack Erin Andrews on The View yesterday, May 5, for wearing skimpy dance costumes on Dancing with the Stars, and the grace to apologize today — BUT do you realize how sexist you were being?

Elisabeth, when you told The View audience that Erin’s dangerous stalker, Michael David Barrett, who has been sentenced to jail for 2 1/2 years, should have just waited to see her skin on Dancing with the Stars, it was akin to blaming a rape victim for getting raped.

You implied that Erin had no business wearing sexy dance costumes, like other female contestants on Dancing with the Stars, because she had attracted a stalker.

Luckily your 5-year-old daughter Grace made you realize that you had been hurtful and that you needed to apologize to Erin, both publicly and privately. But here’s what I don’t think you’ve thought about this: Would you ever have criticized Erin’s dance partner Maksim for tearing off his shirt and dancing bare-chested, which he has done? Or criticized Chad Ochocinco for dancing with his handsome chest showing?

What if either of those men had stalkers? Men get them too! Would they also have been “responsible” for contributing to being stalked?

Elisabeth — you need to not just apologize but realize how ridiculous your double standards are.

Thank the Lord that Erin’s fellow DWTS castmates lept to her defense! “T’m the one designing [Andrews’] dresses for the show, so I’ll assume that [Hasselbeck] is jealous… and stupid…” said Maksim. “Elizabeth Hasselbeck’s comments about [Erin Andrews]. Insensitive, in poor taste and remedial and foolish,” tweeted Niecy Nash.

Listen, Elisabeth, I hope you NEVER have a stalker. But in event that terrible experience happens to you, I guarantee you that it will have had nothing to do with what you have worn!


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Posted at 10:40 AM on May 7, 2010  

the view needs to be cancelled. they are SOOO annoying! They all talk over each other. And Elisabeth H is a complete moron. I never liked her and yes she got her start half naked on TV on survivor. Shame on her for bashing a woman on national TV. How DARE she??? You never make light of a crazy stalker! That guy is a creep and scary and luckily he didnt hurt her or someone else. Noone would stalk Elisabeth cuz she is a witch and a shrew. And jealous much?? Erin is beautiful and all the dancers wear little clothes. Why not criticize Pam? I think shes more pissed cuz Erin was a news person and shes pissed cuz shes right wing.. UGH She needs to be fired. Funny enough she has a daughter. THIS is what she teaches her to bash abused women??? OMG another celebrity child with entitlement. Hopefully her daughter is smarter than her and takes after her father.

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Posted at 10:47 AM on May 6, 2010  

Who is taking elizabeth H. serious – words coming from her mouth, ? …it is NOT the first time she is sitting with a finger and telling people how to do?…should Erin hide or dress like a nun for the rest of her life, dont worry Erin we are all laughing at Elizabeths stupid comments, they have absolutely no value!!!! her dauughter 5 years old tells her what to do??? does it make sense???

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Posted at 12:28 AM on May 6, 2010  

Hasselbot is nothing more than a jealous talentless idiot. What was Ms. Walters thinking when she hired this moron? She’s why I refuse to watch. I don’t care what her political views are, but her stupidity is cringe-inducing.

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Posted at 10:49 AM on May 6, 2010  

I have NOT watch the View for years….it is NOT interesting that show at all??and their comments uf-uf-uf!

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Posted at 12:01 AM on May 6, 2010  

The celebrities on DWTS do not pick their costumes. Besides, Erinn’s clothing was in no way extreme. Elizabeth Hasselbeck is a peculiar, boring sexist.

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Posted at 7:54 PM on May 5, 2010  

Elizabeth should be fired. What a dope.

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Posted at 7:23 PM on May 5, 2010  

Wow what a surprise coming from the Republican Chairwoman on The View and BFF of one Sarah Pailin.
Elizabeth, as I recall you climbed your way up the celebrity ladder in a bikini with your hair falling out on Survivor Island.

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Posted at 10:10 AM on May 6, 2010  

yes, the hypocricy is another point of disgust lost in this b/c of the huge shadow of her outrageously undeveloped point of view on the matter… nothing worse than a person who shoves their pov down your throat, and is a hypocrit to boot. i hate to pin this all on republicans- so to be even handed, it’s like the republican legislators who have all the anti-gay stuff and then are caught f’ing in the closet, AND the democrats who preach openness and acceptance of all things all while refusing to accept anyone who has a different opinion than they do on anything.

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Posted at 10:51 AM on May 6, 2010  

Scarla, her own daughter 5 years old told her what to do?????do not listen to that uninteresting person…..

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