Erin Andrews has been wearing increasingly revealing outfits on Dancing with the Stars – that’s kind of the point of the show. You wear a hot outfit, show a lot of skin, and people vote for you. Viewers are titillated. Ratings soar. The dancers profiles are raised. Everyone wins! But this morning on the View, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, that nattering nabob of negativity, stumbled badly through a horrible joke about Andrews’ sartorial selections. [UPDATE: Hasselbeck apologized.]
For the past like three weeks she’s been wearing like next to nothing … I think in light of what hapepned … and as inexcusable as it was for that horrific guy to go in and try to peep on her in her hotel room … in some way, if I’m him, I’m like, ‘man, I could have just waited 12 weeks (nervous laughter from crowd)’ … I could have seen this, a little bit less, without the prison time.
The hell? Joy Behar immediately called her out and then the girl from Precious said something smart (“[Erin Andrews] was not getting paid in that hotel room”) and the crowd roared and Whoopie and the rest of the cast quickly tried to throw Hasselbeck a bailout. But she kept chirping. Somewhere, Tim Hasselbeck buries his head under a pillow and turns off his cell phone and pretends this isn’t happening. Then, he checks their bank account and shrugs his shoulders.
See the video here (via Traina). It’ll be interesting to see how ABC responds to this. It clearly has a rising star at the network in Andrews. Maybe she’ll be a guest on the show next week and Hasselbeck will kiss her ass?
This remains the best takedown of Hasselbeck, ever.