- Meghan McCain is sick of everyone talking about her appearance.
- On Monday, The View co-host admitted that while she knows she will be criticized for her opinion, she wishes the criticism would end there.
- "I would like to talk about politics and not have every comment be about the way I look and my weight," McCain said. "It makes you feel weird."
Meghan McCain has endured her fair share of criticism. From her political views to her contentious and (at times) polarizing opinion, The View co-host often receives backlash on social media for discussions she has on the show. But on Monday’s episode of The View, McCain admitted that she would rather be questioned for her personal views than for her appearance.
“I hope this doesn’t come across as arrogant in any way, but I think I’m really good at talking about politics," McCain said, adding "it’s the only thing I think I’m really good at. But I would like to talk about politics and not have every comment be about the way I look and my weight. It makes you feel weird."
“Men," she added, "just don’t have that problem.”
McCain has a point. Women are, more or less, held to a different set of standards than men, particularly women in the public eye.
“Everyone talks about how we look on this show all the time," McCain continued. "Can’t you just hear what we have to say?”
Guest co-host Ana Navarro, however, made a different point. “I’m not sure Chris Christie would agree, or Mike Bloomberg would agree, or Donald Trump would agree.” But McCain pushed back.
“I’m sorry but there’s no way Mike Bloomberg in any way has experienced anything like the kind of stuff I’ve experienced and all the women on this show have experienced in any way on social media."
Viewers took to Twitter to share their support of McCain, even those who notoriously disagree with the conservative host.
@TheView I rarely agree with Meghan McCain’s political view, but she is a beautiful women, there is no doubt about it! Stand strong and proud!— Donna Kerner Mosley (@dleemosley) March 2, 2020
@TheView look at my old nemesis Meghan McCain spouting knowledge! When you're right, you're right! She's on point 'right now'! Go 'head girl!— MsDennison (@kathryndennison) March 2, 2020
Anyone who comes after the way you look is trash. You are beautiful and intelligent. I don’t always agree with your point of view but that’s life. No need to hit low blows. People are awful.— A Run (@AReese1413) March 3, 2020
And many echoed a similar sentiment, citing women are (and should be seen as) more than just a pretty face.
Love what @MeghanMcCain said on the view this morning. let's appreciate women for their intelligence and what they have to say and not their weight or looks.— katekkardashian (@katekkardashian) March 2, 2020
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