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The View Loses Two Sponsors After Offensive Nurse Jokes

​Don't mess with nurses!

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Jessica Roy

Don't mess with nurses!

The Viewis under fire over some comments Joy Behar and her fellow hosts made earlier this week regarding a Miss America contestant who gave a speech about the nursing profession during the talent portion of the competition.

As of Thursday, both Johnson & Johnson and Eggland's Best took to Facebook to say they've put a proverbial pause on their commercials during the show.

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"Johnson & Johnson values and appreciates nurses and we respect the critical role they play in our healthcare system," the company wrote in a post. "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."

Eggland's Best shared a similar sentiment.

"Many nurses and dietitians have contacted us saying that they know Eggland's Best eggs are healthier and can play a big part in a family's healthy lifestyle," a Facebook post read. "Eggland's Best appreciates nurses and values the important role they play in family health. In light of the comments about the nursing profession recently made on daytime television we will no longer be advertising on the show in question. Eggland's Best believes in providing consumers the freshest, best tasting and most nutritious egg possible and we thank the millions of nurses across the country who work to improve the lives of their patients and families."

The hosts apologized for their jokes during Wednesday's show. Watch: