Okay, is there some sort of bizarre competition going on for who can endure the most dramatic physical ailment in front of a live audience without missing a beat? Because first we had Justin Bieber blowing chunks mid-concert with barely a break to wipe his mouth, then we had Lady Gaga repeatedly hurling in front of thousands of fans while managing to incorporate DANCE MOVES in between barf sessions. And now we have some poor lady on QVC who PASSED OUT on her co-host -- while he continued to pitch the children's product they were selling.
I mean, we've all heard the phrase "the show must go on," but jeez, shouldn't there be a few exceptions to the rule? At least in Bieber's and Gaga's case, they made the choice to keep performing, but when you see this QVC video, it's unbelievable no one stopped to address the medical situation happening on-air.
The QVC segment that aired on Sunday night featured Dan Hughes and his guest host Cassie Slane promoting an Android tablet for kids. Everything started out fine, but then Slane suddenly began to mumble incoherently, pat her chest, and appeared to stumble directly into Hughes before the camera cut away.
That seems like it would have been the perfect opportunity to take a break of some kind, but check out what happened next:
Yeah. QVC cut away to a shot of the product, but Hughes just kept on selling. While a woman was having a MEDICAL EMERGENCY right next to him! That's some cold-hearted Glengarry Glen Ross shit right there, man. First prize is a set of steak knives! Second prize is YOUR CO-HOST HAS A HEART ATTACK AND DIES AT YOUR FEET WHILE YOU PLUG A "FUNTAB PRO."
Luckily, Slane made a full recovery -- at least according to another QVC host who posted on Facebook:
Cassie is fine now, thank goodness! She had a couple of fainting spells due to low blood sugar. Poor thing. She is such a nice girl.
Poor thing indeed. Nothing like seeing firsthand that your health is less important than making sure people keep signing up for those three easy payments of $49.98.
Do you think QVC should have stopped the show to make sure Cassie Slane was okay?
Image via YouTube