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Top 10 Tweets Ripping The View Hosts for Dissing Miss Colo. Nurse Kelley Johnson

Earlier this week, we argued that Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson had won the Miss America pageant by the way she lost it — i.e., delivering a monologue about nursing (she's a registered nurse) rather than offering a typically cliched routine during the talent portion of the competition, and by saying she'd put Ellen DeGeneris's face on the $10 bill.

Surprisingly, Johnson hasn't appeared on DeGeneris's talk-show yet — but a de facto mocking on The View resulted in a hilarious social-media backlash against two of the chat fest's hosts, Michelle Collins and Joy Behar.

During a segment about Miss America (see it below), Collins said of Johnson's talk, which mentioned a touching encounter with an Alzheimer's patient, "She came in in a nurse’s uniform and basically read her e-mails out loud."

Added Behar, “Why does she have a doctor’s stethoscope on?” — apparently unaware that nurses use stethoscopes, too.

Behar was reminded of this fact by plenty of folks on Twitter, who quickly defended their profession using the hashtag #nursesunite.

Based on the ten tweets below, we suggest that Collins and Behar prepare themselves for unpleasantness during their next checkup.

Count down the top ten, followed by the aforementioned clip from The View and Johnson's original monologue.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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