Meghan McCain mocked former Fox News colleague Laura Ingraham after the conservative broadcaster shamed her as too fat for television.
“The View” panelists discussed a viral video of “Late Late Show” host James Corden calling out HBO’s Bill Maher for shaming overweight people, and McCain discussed her own struggles with weight.
“I want to say if I weren’t fat-shamed, I wouldn’t have a career,” McCain said. “Laura Ingraham said I was too plus-sized to have a career. Shout out, Laura: I’m on ‘The View’ — and you’re not.”
The audience cheered her slam on Ingraham, and she said that same dynamic had worked at the start of her tenure on the talk show.
“It literally sparked so much outrage, (because) people don’t like it when you are talking about women’s weight,” she said.”I’m fat shamed every day. Every day somebody on Twitter is like, you’re too fat to be on ‘The View,’ blah blah blah. It is so cruel but I struggle with my weight, and I go, like, way up. I’m, like, 20 pounds up, 20 pounds down. I struggle with it.”