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.”


Keeping Up with the Kardashians Recap: Walk of Shame

Some wounds take a very long time to heal, and some family dynamics are so complicated, they can’t be easily put into a box.

On Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 14 Episode 3, Kim’s Paris robbery ordeal came back to haunt her in a major way.

Meanwhile, Kourtney Kardashian found herself in a world of trouble when she tried to hide her dating life … but from whom?

If you watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians online, you will see an episode kicking off with Kim getting ready for the Met Gala.

By her side as she preps for this event on Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 14 Episode 3 are Kylie and Kendall Jenner.

Kylie was focused on showcasing her impossibly curvy figure, and that means making her waist so thin she can’t even breathe.

Seriously. Her words. “I need to kind of suffocate. Like, I need to not be able to breathe like the whole time,” she instructed.

Kylie was also dismayed that her red carpet slot was “so f–king early” and thus not prime time, but Kim had bigger things on her mind.

Much bigger things.

Even after so many years of fame, she was a nervous wreck about this red carpet appearance, saying she was “about to throw up.”

Spoken like a first-timer, she revealed part of her mantra: “I’ll say to myself, ‘Suck my stomach in, arms to the side, chin down.’”

The issue here is that even someone as famous, wealthy and renowned for posing nude as Kim has some serious body issues.

“She’s got a real insecurity problem lately,” Jonathan Cheban said, while Kim added, “That Mexico trip really f–ked me up.”

That was when shady photographers captured Kim Kardashian bikini photos at a most unflattering, cellulite-revealing angle.

Kim said this gave her “body dysmorphia,” and that’s the kind of thing you don’t just snap your fingers and get over on cue. 

Kourtney Kardashian thought it was a trigger for something worse, adding, “I think this is just making her think about Paris again.”

According to her older sister, Kim was publicly ridiculed after the robbery, so any scrutiny – even over body issues – is amplified.

Khloe Kardashian agreed, saying that Kim “was just mocked about this traumatic thing that happened to her” and it’s harsh.

We give the Kardashians a hard time for their hashtag First World Problems, but in all seriousness, Kim is still human after all.

You might not think of unflattering press bringing Kim’s past demons to the surface as a big deal, but to her, it is beyind that.

It is all she thinks about.

Meanwhile, Kourtney began a new relationship … with a guy whose name was not revealed, but we have to assume is Younes Bendjima.

She didn’t reveal that, and seemed to try to keep the romance on the DL, but these are the Karadshians. Secrets aren’t easy to keep.

There was no hiding her excitement.

Said Khloe of her older sister’s love:

“It’s so cute to see her this giddy.”

When Kourtney returned home after a night out that went … very well, Khloe (good-naturedly) called her out by calling it what it is:

“Walk of shame, right there.” 

Sorry Scott.


The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 2 Episode 11 Recap: The Grand Dame Shame

Did the ladies finally manage to cut the feuding out and enjoy the rest of their lavish trip to Bermuda?

That was their plan on The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 2 Episode 11 as their trip came to a conclusion. 

When the episode got underway, Robyn was talking to Ashley and Charisse about how her feelings towards Karen. All three women agreed that she needed to take a chill pill and stop making everything about her. 

Charisse decided to take the ladies on a cruise to the high seas. Not everyone was impressed with it because there would be nowhere to run if they started bickering…

… Unless they decided to start throwing one another off the boat. Now that would make for an exciting series. 

Karen was shocked to learn that Gizelle and Monique were getting along swimmingly. If you watch The Real Housewives of Potomac online, you will already know that both women had been feuding for weeks on end. 

It is refreshing to witness some tranquility amongst the ladies, but we’ll take it when we get it. That tranquility did not last very long. 

Charisse decided it would be a good idea to target Karen for leaving some of the ladies out of her trip. Karen offered a lame apology that made the women cringe. 

When the going got tough, most of the women sided with Charisse because they agreed it was not a good idea to have some of them iced out of the trip.

When the ladies start bickering about net worth, Karen felt like it was best to bite the bullet and make everything right. This was the push they needed to make everything right. 

When the ladies returned home, Robyn went to visit her therapist to keep them up to speed on what happened on the trip. She was glad that she had finally taken some steps to move on. 

She even went as far as saying she was ready to divorce Juan. This proved she was ready to go back into the dating pool. 

While that was going down, Ashley was shocked to the core to learn that she had been demoted in the restaurant. This put more strain on her marriage with Michael since he was the one who made the decision. 

When all that drama was out of the way, the ladies formed a united front to attend Charisse’s unveiling of her celebration room. The women quickly realized that Karen no longer lived in the zip code. 

The women then questioned whether Karen was moving because of her financial situation. The women were quick to point out that she was no longer the Grand Dame. 

Karen exploded in a fit of rage at Ashley for gossiping about her, and the episode concluded. Something tells us this feud is going to get crazy. 

What did you think of all the drama?

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Channing Tatum Pens Heartfelt Tribute to Daughter, Puts All Men to Shame

There are plenty of reasons to love Channing Tatum.

There’s his chiseled jawline. And his abdominal muscles. And those biceps.

And the way he so clearly loves and respects his wife.

Above all, however, there’s Tatum’s view on fatherhood, his overwhelming love for his daughter and the valuable life lessons he wants to pass along to little Everly.

The 37-year old recently wrote an essay for Cosmopolitan in which he thought back to his first meeting with Jenna Dewan Tatum and how he hopes their daughter inherits her mother’s attitude.

“In honor of the launch of Magic Mike Live in Las Vegas, my friends at Cosmo generously invited me to write something for you,” the actor explains to open his post.

He then brings the subject immediately to his four-year old at home:

“The more I thought about this, the more I thought about my daughter reading this article someday. I pictured her in her late teens or early 20s, hoping to explore and discover her sexuality and dreaming about finding true love.”

Continues Tatum, making us adore him more and more with each word:

“I tried to imagine the things I’d want her to read that would help her understand men and sex and partnership better, and at that moment, I realized a strange thing.

“I don’t want her looking to the outside world for answers.

“My highest hope for her is just that she has the fearlessness to always be her authentic self, no matter what she thinks men want her to be.

Channing met Jenna on the set of the film Step Up.

They’ve been together for over a decade.

And you never read a single scandalous story about these two, do you?

“I knew our connection was really powerful, but I wasn’t sure what our relationship was going to be,” Tatum says of first encountering his wife.

“Then one day, Jenna just blurted out that she knew exactly what she wanted in life and she didn’t have to look for it anymore because it was me. She had no idea what I’d say or how I’d react, but that was her truth.

“I remember feeling this incredible rush – it was the sexiest thing she’d ever done for me. I felt strength, because in that moment, she had accepted every part of me, the good and the bad.

“And I knew she wasn’t auditioning me or hoping I’d meet some set of expectations.”

channing loves jenna

Taum goes on to say it was this quality that made him fall for Jenna (who looks great naked).

“That radical authenticity of hers was what made me fall head over heels in love. Before I experienced it, I wouldn’t have known how to ask for it. Now I know it’s what I was always craving.

“And that’s what I want for my daughter – to be expectation-less with her love and not allow preconceived standards to affect her, to ask herself what she wants and feel empowered enough to act on it.”

Are you crying yet?

Just you wait…

“If there’s one thing that I think men wish women knew, it’s just that they alone are enough,” Channing writes, adding:

“When more women start to truly feel this power in themselves, the world will become so magical, it makes my head hurt.”

Tatum concludes by saying he’s grateful that women “are realizing that they no longer have to conform to certain standards of social and sexual behavior, and this changes what they need from men and the role of men in general.”

Why did he turn Magic Mike into a live show?

“Because I wanted to create a space where we could really explore these themes in a fun, provocative way,” he shares.

“I want women to feel what it’s like to exist in a world where men really listen to them, where they treat them like goddesses, and where they can feel comfortable and proud to express the full force of their sexual energy together.

“I want them to experience a place where they are much more than enough.”

All that AND you get to see hot male strippers dance?!?

Excuse us while we go buy some tickets.