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‘The View’ hosts: ‘We have to stop’ apologizing

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Friday, November 20, 2015, 3:52 PM

Consider the apology tour over.

The controversial co-hosts of “The View” fretted Friday that they’ve said sorry too much lately, lamenting that “it’s so hard” to voice their opinions without offending viewers.

“One of my friends said to me yesterday, ‘The View’ has become, ‘We didn’t really mean it! We’re sorry! We didn’t mean to say it like that!'” said Joy Behar. “We have to stop saying that, I think.”

“It’s freedom of speech until you say something that offends somebody,” added Raven-Symone.

"One of my friends said to me yesterday, 'The View' has become, 'We didn't really mean it! We're sorry! We didn't mean to say it like that!'" said Joy Behar. "We have to stop saying that, I think."ABC

“One of my friends said to me yesterday, ‘The View’ has become, ‘We didn’t really mean it! We’re sorry! We didn’t mean to say it like that!'” said Joy Behar. “We have to stop saying that, I think.”

Their discussion — which came one day after the ladies apologized for poking fun at eating disorders — came during the show’s Hot Topics segment, as co-host Candace Cameron Bure struggled to articulate an opinion about her Republican upbringing in a diplomatic way.

“I know that was because of my upbringing, and the way that our values and morals were brought up in our household,” she said before pausing. “Not to say that Democrats aren’t moral people or anything like that!”

“I get so nervous because everybody writes in, and it’s like you can’t say one thing without people being offended,” a visibly flustered Bure explained to her colleagues, who nodded sympathetically. “It’s so hard.”

"I get so nervous because everybody writes in, and it's like you can't say one thing without people being offended," said Candace Cameron Bure.ABC

“I get so nervous because everybody writes in, and it’s like you can’t say one thing without people being offended,” said Candace Cameron Bure.

The former “Full House” star expressed a similar sentiment in a People.com blog post, admitting she tries to avoid “running her mouth” lest she offend someone.

“I’m also always watching out for things that could make people say, ‘Oh, ‘The View’ is making fun of another group of people. Again,” she said.

The provocative ABC show drew ire on social media Thursday when Behar glibly asked her fellow hosts whether it was better to be anorexic or bulimic.

"It's freedom of speech until you say something that offends somebody," said Raven-Symone.ABC

“It’s freedom of speech until you say something that offends somebody,” said Raven-Symone.

“Definitely bulimic,” host Michelle Collins replied. “You get to enjoy the meal.”

Bure hedged then, too, clarifying that her coworkers’ were joking and reminding viewers that she herself had once battled an eating disorder. Following a commercial break, Behar apologized for the questionable quips.

The mea culpa joined at least two others the women have issued in as many months.

In October, Raven-Symone apologized after receiving backlash from viewers, activists and even her own father for proclaiming she wouldn’t hire someone with a name like “Watermelondrea.”

A month before that, the talk show trotted out 52 nurses onstage to apologize for mocking the health-care professionals.

mjagannathan@nydailynews.com

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