Tuesday, March 17, 2009


(about time someone just said it flat out)

Meghan McCain - Size 8 Is Not Fat
Posted: Mar 16th 2009 4:00PM by Jacki Donaldson
Filed under: Diet and Weight Loss, Celebrities and Entertainment

Meghan McCain is not fat. The 24-year-old daughter of Senator John McCain is a size 8. And while she admits to fluctuating up to a size 10 during her dad's presidential campaign, she is not overweight. I'm sure conservative political pundit Laura Ingraham knows this deep down. Still, Ingraham threw out the weight card recently, pegging McCain as a heavy girl.

Here's how the fat hit the fan: McCain blogged in her column at "The Daily Beast" and a spoke in an interview with talk show host Rachel Maddow about Republican pundit Ann Coulter's too-extreme views. Ingraham got mad and responded by mocking McCain in a "Valley girl" voice and implying she's too plus-sized to get a role on MTV's "The Real World." Now, McCain is talking back.

On today's "The View," McCain said she can't possibly understand why a woman would comment on another woman's weight. "Why are we so obsessed with weight, why?" she asked. It's bad form, no matter how you look at it. When McCain writes about politics and the reaction is "she's fat," it implies she's not fit to write. And what kind of message does that send to her young readers? A bad one.

McCain tells all in a public and very personal message on "The Daily Beast." Among her comments: "The question remains: Why, after all this time and all the progress feminists have made, is weight still such an issue? And in Laura's case, why in the world would a woman raise it? Today, taking shots at a woman's weight has become one of the last frontiers in socially accepted prejudice."

It's happened to Oprah, Jessica Simpson, Hillary Clinton -- even Kelly Clarkson after she appeared last week on "American Idol." And remember when Tyra Banks sported a bikini on stage after her beach body was scrutinized? Just as Tyra told her critics then, McCain told "The View" hosts this morning that those making her weight a matter of national news can, simply put: "Kiss my fat a**!"

McCain says there's no place for weight criticism in 2009.


  1. Man and just yesterday I was SO excited because I fit into a pair of size 8 jeans, after years of size 12!

  2. well, i guess we have to be size 0 or we can't make valid points.

    woe is us!!!

  3. Women are so unrealistically hard on them selves and other women around them.


  4. Her father refused to back her up or condemn the attacks on her.

    Of course what do you expect from a man who called his wife the c-word and a trollop in public over her appearance or who dumped his first wife after she was disfigured in an accident.

  5. doesn't surprise me one bit. i have a feeling that they give her grief at home about her weight. or perhaps he's afraid of upsetting ingram and coulter. in that case, he's even more wrong.

    this business of going for weight or taste in clothes in order to sidestep the issues at hand is a particularly cruel tactic.

    cruel and insulting.

  6. I read a little about this "controversy" on McIntire's blog, on which he provided a picture of her. She looked extremely attractive.

    Not that Ingram or anybody else should have went there even if she was a size 30, but just sayin'.

  7. oh, i am so tired of the weight issue. its the same as any other issue where judgement is all someone has to go on. unhappy with your own life choices? good-find some one to pick on/torture/judge to make them feel bad...then you can feel better. its absurd. what does it matter what someone weighs? have we not found something more important to think about yet?