Meghan McCain was fat-shamed, trolled with 'toxic' memes after John McCain's death: 'Suffered from depression'
Commenting on Chrissy Teigen leaving Twitter, McCain said on 'The View': 'It has 100 per cent impacted my mental health. I have suffered from depression because of things people have done to me on social media. We are living in an absolutely toxic time'
Late Arizona Senator John McCain's daughter and co-host of 'The View', Meghan McCain, fought back tears while recounting her struggles with cyberbullying when she was asked to give her opinion on model Chrissy Teigen quitting Twitter.
Speaking on the talk show as a panelist, McCain participated in a discussion about how Teigen quit Twitter due to its “negativity.” When it was her turn to speak, the conservative voice on the show got teary-eyed while getting candid about the abuse she has endured from online trolls over the years, including the times when they fat-shamed her.
"I say things that people don’t wanna hear and if they disagree with me it automatically gets personal about how fat I am, I’m a disgusting white woman of privilege, I only get anywhere because of my dad," she quipped. “Everything you guys have said is not anything I haven’t thought and felt insecure about for my whole life.”
Fighting back tears, Meghan continued: “It has 100 per cent impacted my mental health. I have suffered from depression because of things people have done to me on social media. We are living in an absolutely toxic time.” She recalled, “A day after my dad died a picture went viral of someone putting a glock gun at my head at a picture of me crying over my dad’s casket.”
John McCain passed away in 2018. Since then his daughter has regularly come under fire because of her conservative views on topics such as gun control and anti-abortion. Only a day ago, she earned the latest criticism after she questioned whether 'identity politics' was more important than 'qualification for the job'. She also wondered if one of the hosts of 'The View' would be asked to leave the show for better representation. But the co-host was undeterred as she replied to the wave of online criticism with a gif from 'A League of Their Own'.
Chrissy Teigen quits Twitter
Meanwhile, Teigen shocked fans earlier this week when she quit Twitter claiming the platform "doesn't serve her any longer." The 35-year-old also claimed she's not the "clap back girl" she's portrayed to be. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Teigen explained her decision to exit social media.
"Hey. For over 10 years, you guys have been my world. I honestly owe so much to this world we have created here. I truly consider so many of you my actual friends," she wrote. "But it’s time for me to say goodbye. This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something. My life goal is to make people happy. The pain I feel when I don’t is too much for me. I’ve always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I’m just not."
The thread concluded: "My desire to be liked and fear of pissing people off has made me somebody you didn’t sign up for, and a different human than I started out here as! Live well, tweeters. Please know all I ever cared about was you!!!" She deleted her account shortly after the announcement.