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Ladies Of 'The View' Under Fire For Crude Eating Disorder Jokes

May. 24 2018, Updated 5:19 p.m. ET

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The View hosts sparked major controversy on Thursday, Nov. 19, after cracking insensitive jokes about eating disorders on air.

"We were just discussing whether it's better to become bulimic or anorexic backstage," cohost Joy Behar told the audience after discussing presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent—and seemingly intentional—weight loss.

"Definitely bulimic," Michelle Collins answered jokingly. "You get to enjoy the meal."

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Soon after, Candace Cameron, who has openly shared her previous battles with eating disorders, took it upon herself to turn the sticky situation around.

"Please know that while this is in jest, as someone that has dealt with an eating disorder," she cut in. "I don't want to make light of anyone that has it…I think I can joke about it because I've been there."

Of course, the other View hosts began to chime in that they were simply "kidding" as well.

Damage control was still in order, however, as Whoopi Goldberg tried to diffuse the topic further following a commercial break.

"As Candace pointed out, she knows what this is like," she told the audience. "We know. We understand. And, of course, we never want to offend anybody."

The isn't the first time the show hosts came under fire this week. As Radar previously reported, guest NeNe Leakes dug into the roundtable of ladies on Twitter, calling them a "bunch of mean girls" for publicly judging her divorce and remarriage to husband Gregg.

Do you think the ladies of the View took it too far this time? Let us know in the comments below!


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