Elisabeth Hasselbeck feels terrible for criticizing Erin Andrews' clothing on 'Dancing with the Stars' and suggesting she tempted her peeping Tom. After the show Tuesday night, Erin's costars defended her and Erin called Elisabeth's remarks "a slap in the face to victims of stalking and sexual predators."
Wednesday on 'The View,' Elisabeth issued a tearful apology to Erin. She said she had been watching 'Dancing' with her five-year-old daughter the night before when her daughter asked her why she looked so sad.
"I said, 'Well, Grace, today Mommy hurt someone's feelings,'" Elisabeth sobbed. She said she told her daughter "reckless words pierce someone's heart like a sword" and you should use words to build people up, not tear them down.
Grace asked her mom why she didn't just call Erin to say sorry, and Elisabeth said she took her daughter's advice. The tears on 'The View' were her public apology.