We’ve all did a time or two I’m sure, making a comment about someone or something and later regretting it. This is the situation that arose when Elisabeth Hasselbeck from ABC’s talk show The View made a comment about the costumes Erin Andrews wears during her performances on Dancing With The Stars. Hasselbeck made a reference to the stalker situation that Andrews had recently been involved in, stating that the stalker should have just waited a little while and he would have been able to see almost anything he wanted to in regards to Andrews and probably wouldn’t be sitting in jail today because of it.
Talk about not thinking before you open your mouth, this has got to be a classic example. This had to very hurtful for Erin Andrews who is trying to get her life back to normal after the devastating stalker situation she had been in. After realizing exactly what the effects of those remarks were for Miss Andrews, I’m sure Miss Hasselbeck was probably just as devastated.
I’m not trying to condemn Elisabeth Hasselbeck in any way. I think she’s a very intelligent woman both professionally and personally and she knows her stuff. I like her and even some of her outspoken remarks on The View. Unfortunately this time she did “put her foot in her mouth”, big time. The stalker ordeal that Erin Andrews went through is something that should not be taken lightly. It had a very traumatic effect on her personal life as well as her career, and the remark that Miss Hasselbeck made about that situation was downright crude, to say the least.
Personally I think some of the costumes that are worn on Dancing With The Stars by the dancers are a bit on the “skimpy” side. They are costumes that are made for the show though, and are worn by everyone including Andrews.
To single just one persons costume out is not fair. In this case Elisabeth Hasselbeck was definitely out of line with the remark she made, I feel.
I give credit to Miss Hasselbeck for the public apology she made on The View after she realized what the effects of her speaking first and thinking later did. It took her 5-year-old daughter to tell her to call Miss Andrews and apologize if she felt that bad about the situation, which is what she ended up doing. I think her apology was genuine and hopefully Miss Andrews will eventually forgive her. After all, we all make mistakes, even the celebrities do. It’s what we learn from those errors of judgment that count, I feel.
In conclusion, I suggest we all slow down a little and maybe think things out before we make comments on certain situations. We never know when we may have to end up eating our words and they may not always taste that good.
Source: ABC’s The View