Surprise, Surprise, but Kelly wasn't met when support when she said sometimes fat-shaming "works."
Kelly's comments came as she interviewed fitness blogger Maria Kang on Thursday's episode of her talk show. Kang went viral in 2013 after posting a photo of her shredded stomach and her three young children with the caption "What's Your Excuse?" She was accused of mom-shaming other mothers at the time and just recently recreated the photo.
Share/Tag a friend that needs this message: After you address your Excuse, you need to find your Reason. 5 years later I’m still seeking the hard route, after all, in a country where you are the Healthy minority you must #dodifferent You need to find your reason, your WHY for prioritizing your health. You are who you surround yourself with so if everyone is starting an extreme diet, be balanced. If everyone is sitting watching TV shows, get up and move. If everyone is ordering high-calorie meals and drinking sugary drinks, choose otherwise! You know what’s right, just don’t follow the habits and lifestyle of the majority of overweight/obese people who do it wrong. Many asked for a side-by-side so here you go! What’s Your Reason? Plant it and GROW 🌱 #whatsyourreason #whatsyourexcuse #mariakang
"You should parlay the shaming thing into a professional business," Kelly told Kang during her appearance on the show. "Some of us want to be shamed! 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!"
That didn't sit well with many who caught the segment at home, including McCain.
"I was publicly fat shammed [sic] early on in my career and it sent me to therapy," she said, re-tweeting an article about Kelly's comments. "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."
Meghan wasn't alone in her disappointment -- see more reactions below:
Turned on the Today Show to catch @megynkelly share her dieting hack: FATHER-IN-LAW holds her accountable by saying “Where you going, FATASS??!” when he sees her heading into the kitchen. Genius!— Justine Harman (@JustineHarman) January 11, 2018
womankind would like to trade Megyn Kelly for Neil Patrick Harris thanks https://t.co/3lXVOs1105— jolly al (@allylfrost) January 11, 2018
Reason 6168 I cant stand Megyn Kelly https://t.co/Priwut5GTm— Cara Dempsey (@caradempsey) January 11, 2018
Ugh. Those same words caused me to have an eating disorder that nearly killed me. Such a stupid and dangerous thing to say. @megynkelly— Kimberly Ann (@KimmyEason) January 11, 2018
Shorter headline: "Megyn Kelly is trash." https://t.co/ZotEyetD7E— Cate Young (@battymamzelle) January 11, 2018
What’s wrong with this chick @megynkelly!!! Young Women have committed suicide from being shamed for being “fat!!” I hope you become journalist shamed and lose your job. Sorry Meghan, but this is a horrible way of thinking— Bryant Lewis (@proudpop20) January 11, 2018
Umm, @megynkelly has just increased her creepy factor by 100x. She makes me nauscious as it is but yeah, creepier.— Robert Rutherford (@RobertRExists) January 11, 2018
Megyn Kelly says was in law school, she asked her step dad to "fat shame" when she wanted to eat. "It worked!" she says. Yea, let's encourage that.— Donny Love (@myTalkDonnyLove) January 11, 2018
Really dumb Megyn. @LoriJulia
Reason #125 why you'll NEVER get me to watch Megyn Kelly on NBC(or anywhere else for that matter). https://t.co/0yjga764Wt— Carl Gorney (@buffalocharging) January 11, 2018
Is Megyn Kelly insane? https://t.co/XfPtYGZnGD— Douglas Walton (@douglas_walton) January 11, 2018
Your reminder today that Megyn Kelly is still a terrible person. https://t.co/SVSFLr6WDM— Steven Santos (@stevensantos) January 11, 2018
Proof that @megynkelly is an unlikeable, nasty, screw loose kinda bish. I haven't watched the @TODAYshow even once since she was hired. Here everyone is w the momentum to put an end to shaming culture & this twat is out there saying this crap. She disgusts me, to say the least. https://t.co/oVSqZg8J5p— Aery Keeps (@AeryKeeps) January 11, 2018