Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Erin Andrews Dancing With The Stars Apology

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Erin Andrews Dancing With The Stars Apology

Today on The View, Elisabeth Hasselbeck started crying as she apologized for the remarks she made criticizing Erin Andrews on her “skimpy” Dancing With The Stars outfit.

Watch the video of Elisabeth apologizing:

Here’s the transcript of the apology:

Speaking of Erin Andrews, who we just saw—you know, we talked about Dancing with the Stars yesterday, and I went home, wasn’t feeling that great about it. And I’m sitting there with Grace, my five-year-old, and she said, ‘Mommy, why do you look so sad?’

And I said, ‘Well, Grace, today… mommy hurt someone’s feelings, and…’ Gosh! And it’s harder when you’re explaining it to your kid. It was a moment that I thought I should explain to her, so I… yesterday, when we were talking about Erin, even though I was focused on the detestable criminal who’s behind bars, thankfully, who’s really made her life a living hell and, um, is in jail, I ended up hurting her. And, so I told Grace, I said, ‘Grace, Mommy feels really bad because I hurt somebody.’ So I took out her little devotional that we read, and I read her, ‘You know, Mommy always reads you reckless words pierce someone’s heart like a sword.’ And I told her and I promised her that I would use my words more mindfully, like I try to do, to build people up, not break them down.

And thankfully, she’s five and so cute, and she said to me, ‘Mommy, why don’t you just 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 and I wanted to offer that publicly, too, even though I did file that advice.

Here’s what Elisabeth Hasselbeck said originally to Erin Andrews:

I think in light of what happened … 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