Barbara Walters Says She's 'Deeply Offended' By 'The Bachelor': [ send to a friend ]
'The View's Barbara Walters isn't a big fan of ABC's 'The Bachelor'.
Walters, who tuned in for the reality drama's finale this week to see California winemaker Ben Flajnik propose to Courtney Robetson, says she hopes she never has to watch it again.
"I lost an hour of the rest of my life watching the last hour of The Bachelor," she said. "I did it knowing that we were going to talk about it today."
"Say whatever you want, and then I will drone on because I am deeply offended."
"First of all, The Bachelor has been on for 10 years. Not a single Bachelor has married the woman he chose in the finale. It's a crock!"
"I just have to say that I love ABC, and I'm very happily employed, but I think this show is such a degradation to women."
After Elisabeth Hasselbeck admitted she has been a devoted fan of show since its 2002 premiere, Walters joked: "I do not know how [your husband] Tim puts up with you."
"I've spent a total of 529 hours of my life watching The Bachelor -- that's 22 days!," fessed up Hasselbeck.
That prompted Sherri Shepherd to crack: "you could have been having sex with your husband!"
Walters then went on to call Flajnik "an ordinary guy with bad hair."
"I would have loved to see him fall off that cliff," added Joy Behar. "His hair is Bieber gone wild!"