Meghan McCain claps back at body shamers: ‘I get called Miss Piggy all the time. It doesn’t bother me’

The View co-host Meghan McCain has had it with body shaming, and didn’t hold back about it during Friday’s episode. “I’m really comfortable with my body.” said McCain. “The fat shaming didn’t work on me. I get called ‘Miss Piggy’ all the time. It doesn’t bother me. I don’t care.”

Her comments came during a conversation about whether it’s offensive to call another woman “skinny.” Co-host Joy Behar felt strongly that the descriptor is a compliment, and she didn’t believe it should ever be considered an insult. “I have never called someone a ‘skinny b****’ and had them be insulted. They say ‘thank you,’” said Behar.

Sunny Hostin revealed that Behar greets her daily with the phrase, “Good morning, skinny b****”,” which led McCain to remark, “I wish we would just stop reducing women to our bodies. I’m so sick of it.” She continued, “No one’s calling me ‘skinny bitch’ and it’s never stopped me from getting a job or the man that I’ve wanted,” McCain said to applause from the studio audience.

Viewers on Twitter had a lot to say about the topic, with many supporting McCain’s message of body positivity:

Some agreed with Behar that being called “skinny” shouldn’t be considered an insult, and even expressed similar confusion as to how it could be misinterpreted:

Others made their view very clear, letting the world know how damaging the word can be:

Check out Sunny Hostin confronting Howard Stern about his show’s “offensive” content:

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