Some women could use a little fat-shaming — at least, according to Megyn Kelly.
The “Today” host weighed in on the topic of fat-shaming with a groan-worthy take Thursday morning as she told her audience that she encouraged her step-father to fat-shame her to keep the pounds off.
“When I was in law school (in the mid-’90s) and I was gaining weight, I said to my step-father, ‘If you see me go to that kitchen one more time, you say, ‘Where are you going fata–?’ And it worked!” Kelly said.
The comment drew laughs and a few groans, including one from her guest, “Fit Mom” Maria Kang.
Kang caught flak for fat-shaming in 2013 after she shared a photo on Facebook of her toned abs and three toddlers with the phrase, “What’s your excuse?” plastered across the front.
Though Kang has since changed her motto to “What’s your reason?,” Kelly, 47, had some ideas up her sleeve.
Megyn Kelly said “some of us want to be shamed!”
“You should parlay the shaming thing into a professional business, because some of us want to be shamed!” she said, referencing “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Teddi Jo Mellencamp, who works as an accountability coach.
Kelly’s comments quickly drew criticism from Twitter users with personal experience being fat-shamed.
“I was severely fat shamed (bullied-yes it’s bullying Megan (sic)!) through high school. Even physically assaulted. You need to thing (sic) of the wider ramifications of such statements,” attorney and author Brian Cuban wrote.
“My dad fat-shamed me for most of my childhood. Guess what? I’m still fat. I have a slew of emotional disorders. And we’ve never been able to repair our relationship. In short: shame on you for trying to tell anyone this is a good way to parent. It’s poison,” author Suzie Samin wrote.
Source: Ny Daily News