Megyn Kelly is flip-flopping on her jaw-dropping remarks about the advantages of fat-shaming.
Kelly, 47, mentioned on her eponymous “Right this moment” present on Friday that she now regrets asking her stepfather to fat-shame her when she was in regulation college, and claimed to be the decades-long sufferer of an consuming dysfunction.
“[Obese people] want help, they want kindness, and one factor they undoubtedly don’t want is to be body-shamed,” she mentioned.
Kelly then went on to disclose that she suffered from physique picture points since she was in center college, when she was bullied for her weight.
“Quickly there have been weight loss supplements and obsessive train and I had lowered my calorie consumption to 500 energy a day,” Kelly mentioned. “My coronary heart was racing all day, my hair and pores and skin have been dry — however I used to be skinny. And so sad. I used to be afraid of gaining weight due to the insane customary this nation holds its ladies to and since I used to be and stay afraid of dying in my 40s.”
Now, Kelly mentioned, she’s nonetheless a piece in progress relating to her physique picture.
“As an grownup, I’ve gotten more healthy in my method to consuming, however I, like each girl I do know, nonetheless wrestle with physique picture, and nonetheless cringe once I hear an individual attacked for his or her weight,” she mentioned.
On Thursday, Kelly advised “match mother” blogger Maria Kang, “A few of us wish to be shamed!”
She continued: “Once I was in regulation college, I used to be gaining weight, I mentioned to my stepfather, ‘If you happen to see me going into that kitchen another time, you say, ‘The place you going, fats ass?’ And it really works!”