Elisabeth Hasselbeck Apologizes to Erin Andrews
The View co-host went a little too far with her criticism of Erin Andrews.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
Elisabeth Hasselbeck has always been open about her opinions, and she rarely apologizes for the way she feels. However, this week’s episode of Dancing With the Stars got her all riled up, and even she thinks she went a little too far.
Elisabeth was apparently shocked aby the contestants’ skimpy dresses, especially Erin Andrews’, presumably because Andrews was pursued by a stalker who filmed her naked in her hotel room.
In light of what happened and as a legal [matter] — and as inexcusable as it was for that horrific guy to go in and try to peep on her in her hotel room,” Elisabeth said Tuesday on The View. “I mean, in some way if I’m him, I’m like, ‘Man! I just could’ve waited 12 weeks and seen this — a little bit less — without the prison time!’”
Erin called Elisabeth’s statements “a slap in the face to victims of stalking and sexual predators.”
When Elisabeth realized she’d made some hurtful remarks, she consulted her 5-year-old daughter, who suggested she call Erin and apologize. She took that advice, and followed up with a public apology on The View yesterday.
“I’m really sorry, and I wanted to offer that publicly too, even though I did follow that advice,” Elisabeth said.
Do you think Elisabeth needed to apologize on TV? (People)