Target: ‘The View’ hosts, Joy Behar, Michelle Collins
Goal: Issue apology for jokes about eating disorders and promise to refrain from the insensitive jokes in the future.
The ladies who host the TV show ‘The View’ made disgusting, insensitive jokes about eating disorders such as bulimia when the discussion turned towards Donald Trump’s recent weight loss. One of the ladies, Joy Behar, decided to ask the other ladies which eating disorder is “better” to have — bulimia or anorexia. Michelle Collins responded in a nasty manner saying “bulimia, because you get to enjoy a meal,” while another pointed out two people from the audience, stating, “They’re nodding. We have two bulimics here. They agree.”
These ladies should know better than to make light of such a severe and widespread problem like eating disorders. Their ignorant jokes on the topic only contribute to the insensitivity surrounding eating disorders, which are already not taken seriously by many.
There are millions of people who suffer through severe and debilitating eating disorders and it isn’t a laughing matter. This severe problem is serious and is known for taking lives. With eating disorders growing alarmingly more common all over the world, there is no excuse for making such insensitive and deplorable jokes about them.
Dear hosts of ‘The View’: Joy Behar and Michelle Collins,
Millions, including those who suffer from eating disorders, were tuned in to your show Thursday when you ladies made jokes about eating disorders. It appears you were making light of it.
The attitude you ladies showed towards eating disorders was insensitive and we’re disappointed. We ask that you issue a sincere apology to those who suffer with eating disorders because your jokes weren’t funny, but insensitive and offensive to those people.
[Your Name Here]
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