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Hasselbeck: Muppets were ‘non-consensual participants’ in steamy Rielle photo

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Rielle Hunter, John Edwards’ former mistress, is upset over the sexy photos she posed for, recently published by GQ magazine — but nobody bothered to ask how her fellow models felt about the recent overexposure.

Thankfully, there’s The View co-host Elizabeth Hasslebeck, championing the cause of innocent-yet-fictional characters.

In one particular image shot by photographer Mark Seliger, Rielly poses sans pants with a unicorn, Dora the Explorer, Kermit the Frog and Barney the purple dinosaur.

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All of them, “non-consensual participants,” according to Hasselbeck, who made the comment during a March 15 broadcast on ABC.

“If you’re gonna involve Kermit, Barney and Dora, put your pants on, okay?” she said. “I mean, aside from the story being disgusting, don’t bring them into … These are non-consensual participants in this. It’s borderline perverse.”

“She thought [the photos] were repulsive,” said View host Barbara Walters.

Fellow View co-host Whoopie Goldberg didn’t quite understand what Hunter is so upset about.

“This interview was done for GQ magazine, and GQ is a sexy magazine for men,” she said. “It does not seem to me that it should be as surprising. […] It’s GQ, so I’m not quite buying it.”

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Walters noted that Hunter was not paid for the GQ interview or the photos.

This video is from ABC’s The View, broadcast March 15, 2010.



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