"The View" co-host Meghan McCain called out her former Fox News colleague Megyn Kelly Thursday for saying some women liked being "fat-shamed."
"I was publicly fat-shammed early on in my career and it sent me to therapy," McCain wrote on Twitter, sharing a news article detailing Kelly's comments.
"Trust me, there are real-life ramifications for fat shaming of any kind, it is NEVER acceptable," she added. "We should be fostering a healthy culture that celebrates all women of all sizes."
I was publicly fat shammed early on in my career and it sent me to therapy. Trust me, there are real life ramifications for fat shaming of any kind, it is NEVER acceptable. We should be fostering a healthy culture that celebrates all women of all sizes. https://t.co/dFn3hGwot6— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 11, 2018
Kelly told the audience of her eponymous NBC “Today” show Thursday that she once asked her step-father to fat shame her while she was a student at Albany Law School in the 1990s, so she could avoid putting on weight.
“Some of us want to be shamed!” Kelly said during an interview with controversial fitness entrepreneur Maria Kang. “When I was in law school, I was gaining weight. I said to my stepfather, ‘If you see me going into that kitchen one more time, you say, ‘Where you going, fat ass?’ And it works!”
She engaged in a public spat with fellow Republican Laura Ingraham over McCain's weight in 2009, writing an article for the Daily Beast titled,"Quit Talking About My Weight, Laura Ingraham."