Because Megyn Kelly has reportedly been sinking Today’s ratings, she had to come up with something that’ll get her attention and hopefully pull her ratings out of the toilet, so she tried to embrace the idea of fat-shaming yesterday. It worked about as well as you would expect.
The New York Daily News said Megyn brought on that annoying “Fit Mom” Maria Kang to talk about how she got hate in 2013 for shaking her head at out-of-shape moms by asking, “What’s your excuse?“, in a picture of her toned abs and three kids. Maria told Megyn she wasn’t trying to body-shame and never wanted to make people feel like shit. That would have been a great place to stop and kick it over to Al Roker in the Orange Room to interview the latest puppy they’ve adopted. Instead, Megyn had to chime in with her two cents about how you should slap away the Krispy Kreme box to bring real change in people’s bodies:
“You should parlay the shaming thing into a professional business, because some of us want to be shamed!”
She then added:
“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!”
Some might think this is pretty rich of Megyn since she’s been working the female empowerment angle on her show. Megyn heard and read those complaints and at the start of today’s show, she got some cardio in by backpedaling. She said that she’s not a member of Team Fat Shame. And in fact been a victim of Team Fat Shame herself.
“I said something yesterday on the show that clearly struck a nerve, and I think it’s a conversation we need to have. We were discussing body shaming others, something I absolutely do not support. In fact, quite the opposite.” #MegynTODAY pic.twitter.com/aNhyZAIjd5
— Megyn Kelly TODAY (@MegynTODAY) January 12, 2018
This all comes as she’s reportedly pissing off NBC executives again. Page Six says Megyn’s trying to get Catt Sadler on the show to talk about how she left E! after finding out she made waaaaay less than Jason Kennedy. NBC owns E!, so they don’t want Catt dragging one of their networks on one of their shows.
It seems like Megyn’s show is in trouble, which is honestly great in my book, since at the rate they’re going, Hoda Kotb will get the third hour too, and the whole thing can just be renamed Hoda, Boxed Wine, and Friends.