The ladies of The View caused quite a stir yesterday after they made jokes about eating disorders.
The talk show came under fire following a discussion on Donald Trump’s unintended weight loss on the campaign trail, during which comedienne Joy Behar, 73, quipped, “We were just discussing whether it’s better to become bulimic or anorexic backstage.”
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Fellow funny lady Michelle Collins, 34, chimed in, “What do you girls think? Definitely bulimic. You get to enjoy the meal.”
Their cohost Candace Cameron Bure — who has been candid about suffering from eating disorders in the past — wasn’t amused.
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“Please know that while this is in jest, as someone that has dealt with an eating disorder, I don’t want to make light of anyone that has it,” the 39-year-old Full House alum explained.
While Whoopi Goldberg is usually not one to shy away from more controversial material, the 60-year-old clarified her costars’ comments, adding, “As Candace pointed out, she knows what this is like. We know. We understand. And, of course, we never want to offend anybody.”
The mother-of-three previously said that her eating disorder didn’t happen while she was on Full House and had little to do with her body image.
“My unhealthy relationship with food had nothing to do with physical insecurities, but emotional issues I was struggling with after getting married, moving to a new city and no longer working,” she said back in 2011.
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She added, “Almost every element of my life had radically changed… Like anyone struggling with an eating disorder, it easily took over. I felt out of control. Like I wasn’t the one making choices. At my worst, binging and purging felt like an automatic response to the emotions I was feeling.”
Watch the controversial segment on The View: