A petition to have Mehgan McCain replaced as a co-host on "The View" started picking up steam this week and now has over 5,000 signatures. While it's unclear if she was addressing the petition directly, McCain shared a defiant message for fans on her Instagram Story on Friday.
"I make the road. I draw the map. Nothing just happens to me... I'm the one happening," she wrote. The quote is from poet and author Denis Johnson, who is best known for writing Jesus' Son and Tree of Stone.
The petition made it clear that it wants her removed from the show immediately.
"Anyone who like me has watched The View for years and has seen the sourness and immaturity that Meghan has brought to the show doesn't need much persuasion," the petitioner wrote. "Let's get her OFF our favorite morning show and back to Faux News where she can safely keep discussing Obama possibly faking tears with onions after little children were murdered at school."
Signers had thoughts in the petition's comments section.
"Although it is THE VIEW - it has been more like 'Meghan's View,' that that is unacceptable," one person wrote. "MM is highly disrespectful, very self centered. We should have viewpoints of all , but MM takes it to the extremes. She needs to go to a different place."
"Although I appreciate having a conservative voice on the show, Meghan acts like a child rather than a grown woman," another person wrote. "When she speaks, its all about her and her family rather than the issue being discussed."
"She is a screaming, overbearing, disrespectful CHILD!" another viewer commented. "She is extremely rude to guests and more so her co hosts. She makes the show practically unwatchable and I’m near the point of tuning OUT! Please, PLEASEEEEE bring in Ana Navarro!"
McCain often spares with the other more liberal co-hosts of the show, most recently getting into a spat with Whoopi Goldberg that ended with McCain saying that she would just not talk for the rest of the show.