Erin Andrews Responds To Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s ‘Dancing’ Slams; Elisabeth Apologizes
First Published: May 5, 2010 4:33 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Erin Andrews is not pleased with Elisabeth Hasselbeck laughing over her stalker scare.
On Tuesday night following her appearance on “Dancing with the Stars,” Erin responded to Elisabeth’s Tuesday morning “View” comments, which found fault with Erin’s “Dancing with the Stars” wardrobe.
“I think that people can have their opinions about the costumes and the show. Everybody’s entitled to an opinion, but my biggest complaint of the situation is she’s a woman and she’s a mother and [was there] giggling,” Erin told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson. “It was made to be a mockery of something I’ve lived through this past year, my family has lived through, my friends have lived through. We have a convicted felon now who’s going to jail for doing this. I don’t know who’s laughing about this.”
The ESPN reporter – who was celebrating her birthday with the “DWTS” cast — added that she considered the remarks “a slap in the face for victims of stalkers and victims of sexual predators.”
“I don’t need an apology,” she concluded.
However, she got one on Wednesday, as Elisabeth burst into tears on “The View” on Wednesday morning as she apologized to Erin for her critical remarks.
“I’m sitting there with Grace, my 5-year-old, and she said, ‘Mommy, why you look so sad and I said, ‘Well, Grace, mommy hurt somebody’s feelings,’” she explained on Wednesday as she began to cry. “She said, ‘Mommy, why don’t you call Erin and tell her you’re sorry, so thankfully I listened to her. She’s a wise little girl and I did. So I’m really sorry.”
On Tuesday’s episode of the daytime talk show, Elisabeth criticized Erin’s “Dancing” outfits and made light of her stalker scare – the 2009 incident which landed the stalker behind bars.
“For the past three weeks, Erin Andrews has been wearing next to nothing,” Elisabeth said at the time. “I just think that if the guy who was peeping on her while she was naked just could’ve waited a couple weeks, he could’ve seen some without the prison time.”
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