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Farrah Abraham Goes to the Gym Basically Naked Because Of Course She Does

In case you haven’t heard, Farrah Abraham wants to be a boxer now.

But before you get too excited about the prospect of seeing the widely-despised former Teen Mom OG get her ass handed to her in a legitimate bout, you should know that — like just about everything else in Farrah’s life — boxing is just an excuse to take her clothes off.

That’s Farrah training for her upcoming fight against Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander one of the stars of VH1’s rightly-forgotten reality show Flavor of Love.

Now you may think it’s a little absurd for Farrah to prepare for a boxing match with her ass hanging out, but like we said, this is not your average bout.

Like Conor McGregor in the run-up to his fight with Floyd Mayweather, Farrah is more valuable as a marketer than as a fighter.

And to her credit, the woman is taking full advantage of this opportunity to boost her profile and line her pockets.

The reason Farrah is so very nearly bare-assed as she squares off with her trainer is that the session was live-streamed on Camsoda.

As you may recall, Farrah was fired from Teen Mom OG for her refusal to stop hosting one-woman sex shows on the site.

So it makes sense that these days she’s doubled-down and basically lives her life on Camsoda.

And so, for a one-time fee, Farrah’s horniest fans were able to watch her work out in various stages of undress.

We guess it’s a good thing Sophia’s mom is cashing in while she can because the fight itself — which is scheduled to take place in Atlantic City in November — is almost certain to be a bust.

Sources say Farrah wanted to fight Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton, and her team made lucrative offers to both women.

But even those has-beens were unwilling to step into the ring, and that’s how Farrah wound up squaring off with Hoopz.

We’re sure Ms. Abraham is thinking this is how the second stage of her career will begin, but we’re guessing those PPV figures aren’t gonna deliver in the way that she’s expecting.

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GOP Candidate for Governor Basically Calls Opponent a “Monkey”

Florida Man has struck again, folks.

However, this particular Florida man is different than most of the stories we write about the generic Florida Man.

Here is what we mean…

On Tuesday night, Ron DeSantis won the Republican primary for the Governorship of The Sunshine State.

On the opposite end of the political spectrum, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary for this same position.

The two candidates will square off in the general election this November, as voters are asked to choose between a very progressive, anti-Donald Trump candidate…

… and DeSantis, who earned an endorsement from the infamous Commander-in-Chief.

During an appearance on Fox News a few hours after his victory, DeSantis was talking about the upcoming race and made a remark that nearly everyone is interpreting as a reference to Gillum's race.

Around the 34-second mark of the video featured here, DeSantis warns Floridians that “the last thing we need to do is monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda."

DeSantis is on one hand telling folks that they'd be stuck with an agenda backed by Democrats such as Bernie Sanders if Gillum is elected.

On the other hand, he's… ummm… being totally racist?

Aside from simply inventing a phrase (people "muck" things up, yes, but no one says anyone "monkeys" anything up) that uses an insult that's been hurled at African-Americans for centuries, DeSantis is being accused of employing offensive “dog whistles” in this interview.

Take note of when he says Gillum is an “articulate” speaker who “performed better” at the debates than his rivals.

DeSantis’ camp has said, in response to this controversy, that the candidate “was obviously talking about Florida not making the wrong decision to embrace the socialist policies that Andrew Gillum espouses.

"To characterize it as anything else is absurd.

"Florida’s economy has been on the move for the last eight years and the last thing we need is a far-left democrat trying to stop our success."

Translation:

Just ignore that one racist word he used, okay?!? Unless, of course, it helps to emphasize the important differences between the candidates for you and will prompt you to vote for DeSantis.  

Watch the remark here and judge its intent for yourself.

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Thomas Ravenel Basically Accuses Ashley Jacobs of Cheating

Thomas Ravenel does not want your pity.

But, if you’re a woman, he very much does want you to give him a call.

The veteran Southern Charm star took to Twitter over the weekend in order to make one accusation and one offer.

First, the accusation:

Ravenel – who quit the aforementioned Bravo series this month amidst allegations of rape by two women – wrote on his personal account that he’s totally fine with Ashley Jacobs ending their relationship a couple weeks ago.

For what reason?

Because Ravenel hints strongly that Jacobs cheated on him.

Today, my personal life just took a huge upward turn,” Thomas Tweeted on Saturday, explaining why as follows:

“I finally have more than enough information to move forward without any doubt or hesitation and I’ll never look back.”

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How ominous sounding, right?

The assumption around the Internet is that Ravenel is confirming that he has gathered the necessary intel to prve that Jacobs was sleeping with other men behind his back.

That’s why he can finally “move forward” confidently and that’s why he replied to a follower asking if he were single by writing:

“And ready to mingle!”

Ravenel also sent a second Tweet that cited the Chicago song “If She Would Have Been Faithful,” suggesting that Jacobs had been untrue, writing:

“After 30 years I finally understand the lyrics from that wonderful Chicago tune:

“If she would have been faithful, if she could have been true, then I would have been cheated, I would have never known real love.”

Jacobs – who dated Ravenel for two years and whose feud with his two-time baby mama, Kathryn Dennis, drove much of Season 5 – broke the break-up news to her own social media followers back in mid-August.

Fighting off tears in a video, Jacobs said “I love Thomas and I’ll always love Thomas. I’ll always care about him.”

That’s sweet and all, but as we noted above:

RAVENEL HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF RAPE!

A former housekeeper and a woman with whom Ravenel went on a date in 2015 have both said he assaulted them sexually.

This does not mean he’s guilty, we know.

But it’s worth emphasizing.

The very rich Charleston resident has denied these accusation, while resigning from Souther Charm and blaming his portrayal on that series for his sullied reputation.

“I’m not doing the show anymore,” Ravenel said upon announcing his departure, adding:

“In the contract they have the right to fictionalize your story. They took advantage of me. I decided I’ve got too much to lose and informed them I’m not coming back.”

As for Jacobs?

“I hope the best for her … I do feel a bit sad now,” he Tweeted over the weekend.

“But now I know that just around the corner, down the street, around the block, something magical is going to happen … perhaps real love.”

Perhaps.

Or maybe jail time for those aforementioned rape allegations.

Ravenel said he is now seeking “a woman with whom the trust, faith, respect and love is immovable,” adding that he felt he never got that from Jacobs.

Will Ashley return to Southern Charm for Season 6? It remains unclear.

But she attempted to make amends with Dennis via a lengthy Instagram apology last week.

Might she next write one to Thomas?

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Pistol-Whipped, Robbed, Basically Left for Dead

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, who sometimes goes by the simple moniker of 6ix9ine, was brutally beaten to near-death very early on Sunday morning.

Be warned: the photo down below of the star is not for the faint of heart.

According to TMZ, Tekashi completed filming a music video around 4 a.m. in Brooklyn and then drove home.

Upon arrival, however, three hooded gunmen emerged from a car that had been blocking his driveway and knocked the artist out with their guns.

The thieves tossed 6ix9ine in their car and waited until he regained consciousness.

At this point, they threatned to kill him if he did not hand over his jewelry and money.

Tekashi agreed and remained behind with one of the mugger while the other two proceeded to raid his home. (Sources say Tekashi’s baby mama and child were inside at the time, but were not harmed.)

All told, the gunmen stole approximately $ 750,000 in jewelry and around $ 20,000 in cash.

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TMZ reports that the men continued to drive around with 6ix9ine in their car, only for him to finagle his way out and eventually plead for help from a stranger passing by.

This person called 911 and 6ix9ine was hospitalized for his very serious injuries.

The Associated Press has confirmed with the New York Police Department that 6ix9ine alleged he was forced from the car he was riding in around 4:30 a.m.

But he tells a different version of events from the story written out above.

6ix9ine says the men had him call someone to bring personal property to the scene, where they took an “undisclosed amount of jewelry” from the star and then left.

The AP goes on to say that 6ix9ine became “uncooperative” with authorities once he filed his report.

Moreover, there’s no mention in this police report of the rapper seeking medical attention or being treated for any injuries following the event.

Per a follow-up TMZ story, Tekashi claims he drove himself to the hospital and nothing about this was nearly as dramatic as the site initially claimed.

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Could this version of events be accurate? Sure.

Could Tekashi also be covering up for what really transpired because he has a reputation of being tough and hard to protect? Absolutely.

We’ll let our readers decide which version they believe.

But there’s no sugar-coating that hospital photo above, dude. Yikes.

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Samantha Markle to Half-Sister: You’re Basically Killing Our Dad!

Samantha Markle has once again gone on the attack against her famous half-sister.

This statement is not exactly newsworthy, we know.

At this point, considering all Samantha has said about Meghan Markle, it would be more surprising if she did NOT attack the new Royal Family member.

Ever since Markle got engaged to Prince Harry, Samantha has dragged her half-sibling left and right, slamming Meghan for being ungrateful and unloving toward her own family.

(It’s here that we must note how Samantha is 17 years older than and that she didn’t grow up in the same household as Meghan and that she barely knows her.)

But even Samantha may have plummeted to a new low with her latest round of Tweets.

On Tuesday, Samantha blasted her half-sibling on Twitter, calling her out for spending the day paying tribute to Nelson Mandela and his family… yet not taking the time to talk to her very own relatives.

“How about you pay tribute to your own father?!” Samantha wrote in one tweet, actually adding:

“Enough is enough. Act like a humanitarian, act like a woman. If our father dies, it’s on you Meg!”

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Well… okay then!

Tell us how you really feel, Samantha.

She made this scathing remark on the heels of Thomas Markle once again babbling to the press about his non-relationship with his famous child.

In the video below, Thomas says he’s being shunned by Meghan and that she clearly terrified of all those around her these days:

Elsewhere, Samantha dissed Meghan for “ignoring” their dad and asked her how she could even look at herself in the mirror.

These Tweets came just after Thomas Markle told TMZ that he wasn’t going to stop to the media and was “unfazed” by reports that Prince Harry and his daughter were “frustrated” with his recent interviews with both The Sun and the British morning show “Good Morning Britain.”

Heck, Thomas even bragged about he’s making the Royal Family speechless.

“Maybe I can get a laugh out of the duchess,” Thomas even told TMZ, clearly misreading the situation as much as anyone possibly can.

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Thomas, of course, did not attend Meghan and Harry’s wedding.

He was recovering at the time from a heart attack and from the embarrassment of a scandal in which he admitted to paying the paparazzi for to take flattering photos of himself.

Prior to making headlines for these incidents, Thomas was living a very quiet life in Mexico, far away from the spotlight.

“My father is not an embarassmnt for loving his daughter! The Royals are an embarrassment for being so cold,” Samantha added today.

“You should be ashamed of yourselves @Kensington Royal.”

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Markle took the high road and just gave a generic statement after her dad backed out of her wedding, mostly just wishing him the best.

We doubt she’ll respond here to her half-sister’s quotes or her dad’s pleading, either, despite how both have gone viral in recent days.

“I want to be a part of their life. I’d like to put our differences behind us and get together. I miss [her] very much,” Thomas told The Sun when asked over this past weekend if he had any messages for Meghan.

Again, we can’t imagine she’ll have any public message for him in response.

He concluded as follows:

“I don’t care whether she’s pissed off at me – I want to see her.

“I just want to have a father-daughter relationship. I took care of my mother the last five years of her life. My daughter said to me she would take care of me in my declining years.

“I’m not talking about money – I’m talking about taking care of me. That’s important to me.”

Thomas at least comes across as semi-sympathetic in these interviews.

Samantha Markle, conversely, comes across as semi-psychotic.

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth: Basically Broken Up!

Miley Cyrus once sang that it was all about The Climb.

However, according to a sad new report, she and Liam Hemsworth are on a descent.

Miley Cyrus once asked Who Owns My Heart?

And now, for the first time in ages, the answer isn’t clear.

Miley Cyrus once rode a wrecking ball while being totally naked.

And now her romance is allegedly wrecked while many men with balls likely prepare to woo her and hope she gets naked with them soon.

Which is all a roundabout way of saying that Cyrus has supposedly split from her long-time fiance.

The last we had heard about these stars, they had actually gotten married in a secret ceremony

But an anonymous insider says the exact opposite to Radar Online, alleging that there’s actually been tension between the singer and the actor for a long time now.

And said tension has finally boiled over.

“They’ve been hanging by a thread for months,” this source tells this website. “Now they’re as good as broken up and there will be no wedding.”

It’s unclear exactly what has caused these celebrities to go their separate ways.

Liam and Miley have been famously tight-lipped about their romance for years, making it difficult to discern crazy rumors about them from accurate reports.

In this case, Radar writes that Miley has left the Malibu home she was sharing with Liam and that she’s no longer wearing an engagement ring.

“Miley’s been spending a lot more time at her parents’ house,” says a source. “She needs time to herself.”

Cyrus and Hemsworth have been engaged for what feels like a decade.

They met way back in 2009 on the set of the movie The Last Song and then dated for a couple years.

But then they broke up, like a million times, only to get together in early 2016.

They’ve quietly been going strong ever since, only occasionally showing affection for each other in public, but also avoiding any sort of scandal or controversy.

So… what the heck has gone wrong? Why is the relationship now over?

Radar claims that Cyrus has grown tired of wedding planning and years for more independence.

“She’s accomplished a lot in her life, but there’s still a lot she wants to do – and Miley doesn’t want to have to answer to anybody, least of all a husband,” this insider sort of hilariously says.

Yes, Miley has been known to march to the beat of her own proverbial drum.

But it’s been pretty clear for a very long time that Hemsworth is cool with that.

What else may have therefore driven the pair apart?

Liam’s desire to settle down and have a family, Radar finally claims.

“Liam’s over it,” a source concludes. “He wants kids and doesn’t want to keep putting it off…

“It’s ultimatum time for Liam. And pals aren’t betting on Miley making the commitment he wants!”

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Kanye West Basically Blames Black People for Slavery

Look, we really don’t want to do this.

We don’t want to write about Kanye West.

The rapper is either suffering from a mental breakdown, in which case he needs professional help…

… or he’s just saying crazy and disturbing stuff to build up publicity for his next two albums, in which case: eff you, dude.

But the rapper, who can’t stop fawning over Donald Trump, said something so ridiculous during a visit to TMZ headquarters on Tuesday afternoon that we can’t help ourselves.

We have to write about it.

We would not be doing our job as a celebrity gossip website otherwise.

In an outlandish nutshell, West said African-Americans only had themselves to blame for being enslaved.

“I am in hip-hop, but I’m not just in hip-hop,” Kanye opened, while talking to the hosts of TMZ Live.

He then continues:

“I’m a black person in the black community, but I’m not just that. I feel like one thing is that people try to minimize me… I’m always going to represent that, but I also represent the world.”

Okay, we guess.

Go on, ‘Ye…

“You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” he said, to the consternation and confusing of those around him, adding:

“Like, that was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all? It’s like, we’re mentally in prison. I like the word ‘prison’ because slavery is too direct to the idea of blacks.

“Like Holocaust is Jews, slavery is blacks. So prison is something that unites us as one race, whites and blacks being one race. The human race.”

Where do we even begin with nonsense such as this?

For historical fact, the Civil War ended in 1861.

Backtrack 400 years and the the year is 1461, three decades before Christopher Columbus set foot on America and about three-hundred years before America defeated Great Britain in the Revolutionary War.

So we have no clue where Kanye got his “400 years” from.

Putting that aside, however, it should go without saying that even the mere hint of slavery as a “choice” made by black people is incredibly offensive.

Which is why TMZ employee Van Lathan (pictured below) stepped in.

“Do you feel that I am being free and that I’m thinking free?” Kanye asked the room, which promoted Lathan to say the following:

I actually don’t feel think you’re thinking anything. I think what you’re doing right now is actually the absence of thought. The reason that I feel that is because Kanye, you’re entitled to you’re opinion.

You’re entitled to believe whatever you want, but there is fact and real world real life consequence behind everything that you just said.

While you are making music and being an artist and living the life that you earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives.

We have to deal with the marginalization that’s come from the 400 years of slavery that you said for our people, was a choice.

Frankly, I’m disappointed, I’m appalled and brother, I’m unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something, to me, that’s not real.

Now, yes, this all took place in front of TMZ cameras and could all have been some staged publicity stunt.

But even so, Lathan says everything perfectly here.

It’s not “freedom” of thought, as Kanye likes to say, to just spout anything that enters your head.

That’s sort of what a mentally imbalanced person does, screaming anything and everything without stopping to think if it actually makes sense.

This is why Kim Kardashian is allegedly trying to organize an intervention for her husband.

It’s especially galling, as Lathan also points out, for a mega rich celebrity to be saying this stuff because, let’s face it, Kanye West is going to be just fine.

He won’t be negatively affected in any real way by Donald Trump’s policy, but low-income African-Americans will be.

It’s easy for Kanye to sit in his ivory tower and saddle up on his high horse and show support for Trump or say something dumb like slavery was a “choice.”

He’ll just go home to his mansion, laugh at his number of Twitter followers and make love to his millionaire wife.

For someone who considers himself to be oh so “real,” Kanye lives in nothing resembling the real world.

After his exchange with Lathan, West walked across the newsroom and said to him: “Bro, I’m sorry I hurt you.”

So there he goes. There’s a start.

If Kanye rethinks pretty much every attitude he has on life and says the same thing to the rest of the country, we may actually get somewhere.

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Kourtney Kardashian Rocks String Bikini, Basically Tells Scott Disick to Suck It

We don’t typically approve of passive aggressive behavior.

Just come out and say how you feel, you know?

After viewing the following photos of Kourtney Kardashian, however, we are willing to make one exception.

And that exception is this:

Passive aggression while wearing a skimpy bikini is totally awesome and recommended!

Kardashian is currently on vacation in Punta De Mita, Mexico and, thankfully for warm-blooded men around the globe, she brought both a camera with her and the password to her Instagram account.

Oh, and she also brought her young and very handsome boyfriend with her, Younes Bendjima.

Kourtney and this attractive model have been bumping proverbial uglies for several months now, much to the extreme chagrin of Kardashian’s ex-lover and three-time baby daddy, Scott Disick.

Just this past Sunday, on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Disick exploded over Kourtney’s relationship with Bendjima.

You can see what we mean in this clip:

Fast forward a couple days and Kourtney has shared multiple pictures of herself in a two-piece bathing suit on a trip she’s taking with Bendjima.

Coincidence? We think not!

Especially when you consider the caption she included with one of the red hot images.

While sitting at a bar by herself, a leg propped up on a stool and her buttocks basically exposed, Kourtney wrote the following:

Mujer feliz.

This translates to “Happy woman.”

We’re happy to translate it even more for Disick’s sake, though.

Kourtney is essentially saying:

I am smokin, I am on vacation with a total hunk of a man, I am far away from you and I am one happy woman!

Meanwhile, just to remind the world that he’s in the tropics with his famous girlfriend, Bendjima posted the following snapshot to his Instagram page:

Good luck competing with this, Scott!

Kardashian and Bendjima were introduced during a trip to Paris in October 2016 and took their relationship public in Cannes last May.

Disick is reportedly furious that Kourtney has snagged herself a young stud muffin (Bendjima is only 24 years old), even as he parades around with Sofia Richie every chance he gets these days.

Scott and Sofia apparently have an amazing sex life, but this isn’t enough to divert his attention from the person Kardashian is banging on a regular basis.

“They had a relaxing weekend,” a source tells People Magazine of Kourtney and Bendjima’s Mexican jaunt, adding:

“The resort is in the jungle and they had a guided jungle tour. They also hung out on the beach, enjoyed room service and the spa.”

They probably also had tons of intercourse.

Sorry to break it to you, Scott, but just look at the photos below.

Ain’t no way Kourtney could resist breaking herself off a piece of THIS at every conceivable opportunity…

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Ellen Pompeo Basically Tells Patrick Dempsey to Suck It

Ellen Pompeo is having a moment.

Ellen Pompeo has actually been having a whole bunch of moments over a whole bunch of years… and she’s here to remind you about them.

The veteran actress has given a very revealing interview to The Hollywood Reporter in which she delves into a number of issues, from sexism … to her future on Grey’s Anatomy… to her opinion of Patrick Dempsey.

And let’s just tease the final point with this:

Pompeo does not appear to think very highly of her former co-star.

For starters, Pompeo said Dempsey’s decision to leave the series in 2015 was a “defining” moment for her in terms of contract negotiations.

We’ll let her explain why:

“[ABC] could always use him as leverage against me – ‘We don’t need you; we have Patrick’ – which they did for years,” she explains, holding nothing back and adding:

“I don’t know if they also did that to him, because he and I never discussed our deals. There were many times where I reached out about joining together to negotiate, but he was never interested in that.

“At one point, I asked for $ 5,000 more than him just on principle, because the show is Grey’s Anatomy and I’m Meredith Grey.

“They wouldn’t give it to me. And I could have walked away, so why didn’t I? It’s my show; I’m the number one. I’m sure I felt what a lot of these other actresses feel:

“Why should I walk away from a great part because of a guy? You feel conflicted but then you figure, “I’m not going to let a guy drive me out of my own house.'”

Pretty interesting, huh?

It doesn’t sound like Dempsey was interesting in joining forces with his long-time colleague.

This is in opposition, let’s say, to back in the day when the entire cast of Friends refused to film unless they also received the same pay raise.

Dempsey’s Derek Shepherd was eventually written off the show… but it wasn’t long until Martin Henderson was added to the cast as a new love interest.

“So, what does it look like when he leaves the show?” Pompeo asks, elaborating as follows:

“First, it looks like a ratings spike, and I had a nice chuckle about that. But the truth is, the ink wasn’t even dry on his exit papers before they rushed in a new guy.

“I was on vacation in Sicily, decompressing – it was a long working relationship and it was a tumultuous end and I needed a moment to just chill with some rosé – and they’re calling me, going, “What do you think of this guy?” “What do you think of this guy?”

“And they’re sending pictures.

“I was like, “Are you people f-cking nuts? Why do you feel that you have to replace this person?”

“I couldn’t believe how fast the studio and the network felt like they had to get a penis in there. We brought in Martin Henderson, but they didn’t love the storyline, so that ended.”

Again: interesting stuff, huh?

Through all of the many cast changes on Grey’s Anatomy, Pomeo remains.

And she isn’t going anywhere any time soon:

The star just signed a new, two-year deal that will pay her approximately $ 20 million per year.

This pretty much guarantees Grey’s Anatomy will stay on the air at least through Season 16.

To conclude her cover story with The Hollywood Reporter, Pompeo turned her attention to the #MeToo movement and the ongoing shift in Hollywood.

She’s proud of everything going on at the moment and she hopes she can play a role in it.

“I don’t believe the only solution is more women in power, because power corrupts,” says Pompeo.

“It’s not necessarily a man or a woman thing. But there should be more of us women in power, and not just on Shonda Rhimes’ sets.

“Look, I only have a 12th-grade education and I wasn’t a great student, but I’ve gotten an education here at Shondaland.

“And now my 8-year-old daughter gets to come here and see fierce females in charge. She loves to sit in the director’s chair with the headphones on yelling “Action” and “Cut.”

“She’s growing up in an environment where she’s completely comfortable with power.

“I don’t know any other environment in Hollywood where I could provide that for her. Now I hope that changes … and soon.”

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Megyn Kelly Basically Encourages Viewers to Shame Fat People

Megyn Kelly would very much like a mulligan.

The NBC anchor claims she really did not mean to sound this week as if she was PRO-fat shaming.

What led some viewers to think Kelly actually held this seemingly ridiculous stance? Well…

During an interview Thursday with fit mom Maria Kang – a mother who is very into fitness and who is best known for her “No Excuses” campaign – Kelly made an eyebrow-raising remark.

And that’s a kind way of putting it.

“You should parlay the shaming thing into a professional business. Because some of us want to be shamed,” said the controversial host to Kang, who was promoting her workout philosophy.

Continued Kelly, sharing some personal history:

“When I was in law school, I was gaining weight, I said to my stepfather, ‘If you see me going into that kitchen one more time, you say, ‘Where you going, fat a–?’

“And it works!”

It’s easy to see how Kelly could have just been trying to make a joke here.

But it’s also easy to see how it could have been interpreted as the encouragement of fat-shaming – since she’s literally explaining that making her feel bad about her body was an effective strategy employed by her family member.

On Friday, facing a great deal of backlash, Kelly clarified her position.

On air, the failing reporter said “would never encourage [body shaming] toward any person,” despite how she may have come across the day before.

“I said something yesterday on the show that clearly struck a nerve, and I think it’s a conversation we need to have openly,” Kelly continued.

“We were discussing body shaming others, something I absolutely do not support. In fact, quite the opposite.”

Kelly then got very candid with viewers.

She explained that her “entire family is or has been overweight or obese.”

She also shared that her sister weighed more than 300 pounds at one point, prior to undergoing gastric bypass surgery, and that when she Kelly was six years old, she came home “in tears” after a neighbor called her mom “fat.”

There’s a history here, she elaborated.

She was simply trying to relay some of it on Thursday in her chat with Kang.

“By the time I got to middle school, the hormones and the weight kicked in. I was chubby by any standard and soon I found myself on the wrong side of some vicious bullies,” Kelly said.

She added:

“Ones who called me fat, and made fun of my backside, who subjected me to humiliating pranks. Those comments can cut deep, trust me, I know.

“Soon there were diet pills and obsessive exercise and I had reduced my calorie intake to 500 calories a day.

“My heart was racing all day, my hair and skin were dry but I was thin. And so unhappy.

“I was scared of gaining weight because of the insane standard this country holds its women to and because I was and remain afraid of dying in my 40s, which happened to my father.”

Kelly has grown and evolved.

She says she tries to eat healthy and is no longer ashamed of her figure.

However, “I still cringe when I hear a person attacked for his or her weight.”

The journalist says she can relate and that’s all she ever meant to imply with her initial comment.

In conclusion:

“Please know, I would never encourage that toward any person. I’ve been thinking a lot about why I once encouraged it toward myself. What I know for sure is that weight is an issue for millions of people, thin and heavy alike.

“And neither deserves to be judged or shamed for how they choose to handle that struggle.”

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