‘The View’ Mocks Eating Disorders, Apologizes Minutes Later (Video)

Thursday’s show gets off to a rocky start after real-time backlash on social media

Last Updated: November 19, 2015 @ 12:32 PM

Well, the latest “View” apology didn’t take too long.

The women of the ABC talker opened Thursday’s episode recalling a backstage conversation about whether it’s better to be bulimic or anorexic. Within 15 minutes, they were issuing an on-air mea culpa of sorts.

“Oh definitely bulimic — you know, you get to enjoy the meal,” Michelle Collins opined on the original subject.

Candace Cameron Bure then stepped in to point out that she’s dealt with an eating disorder, excusing her participation in the jest. “I think I can joke about it because I’ve been there,” the “Fuller House” cast member said.

After a few unrelated topics and a commercial break passed, the gang basically apologized without saying the word “sorry.” Apparently, social media was not loving the levity.

“We always offend someone on this show. We’re like always in trouble — the comedians in particular,” Joy Behar said. “We understand that bulimia is a serious illness, we’re just trying to have some fun over here.” Then moderator Whoopi Goldberg struggled through an attempted explanation. They then assured everyone they love them, and that was that. Watch the initial brief discussion above, and then the apology below.

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