Megyn Kelly backtracks after making controversial comments on her show

Rare | 1/12/2018 | Nicole Moschella
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People were not happy after Megyn Kelly made controversial comments about fat-shaming on her show this week.

The TV host was in an interview with fitness personality and mother Maria Kang, talking about mothers getting back in shape and finding reasons to work out on Thursday when she made the comments.

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“You should parlay the shaming thing into a professional business. Because some of us want to be shamed,” Kelly said. “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 a–?’ And it works!”

The words struck a nerve with some viewers like “The View” co-anchor Meghan McCain, who opened up about her own experience on Twitter.

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“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,” McCain wrote alongside an article about the comments.

On Friday, Kelly clarified her statements on her show.

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“I said something yesterday on the show that clearly struck a nerve, and I think it’s a conversation we need to have. We were discussing body shaming others, something I absolutely do not support. In fact, quite the opposite,” Kelly said. Kelly told the audience that she did not condone fat-shaming and when she first had Kang on her previous Fox News show years ago, they had a heated discussion about...
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