Meghan McCain's apology for indulging Trump's 'China virus' claims backfires, Internet wants her 'fired'

Twitter users noticed that McCain was not on the latest telecast of 'The View' on March 22 right after John Oliver called her out for posting 'Stop Asian Hate'


                            Meghan McCain's apology for indulging Trump's 'China virus' claims backfires, Internet wants her 'fired'
Meghan McCain has come under fire for her defending the term 'China virus' last year after tweeting 'Stop Asian Hate' (Getty Images)

Among the several Republican and conservative pundits to have constantly encouraged former President Donald Trump's usage of the term "China virus" to label the pandemic was The View's host Meghan McCain. The daughter of late John McCain however recently shared a "Stop Asian Hate" graphic on her social media in the wake of the Atlanta shootings where six out of eight victims were Asian women.

McCain tweeted an apology for not nipping the "China virus" claims in the bud about a year ago, however, that isn't cutting it for Twitter anymore.

In the wake of the Anti-Asian violence that spiked in the United States, comedian John Oliver decided to share his two bits in his talk show, following the Atlanta massage parlor shootings. During his segment, however, Oliver not only targeted Trump for constantly asserting on the virus' first spotted location but also dug up old clips of Trump aides who didn't see a problem with this term.

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Megan McCain and Senator John McCain attend the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Among those clips was one of McCain defending Trump’s language on The View. “I think if the left wants to focus on PC labeling this virus, it is a great way to get Trump re-elected,” she said in March 2020. “I don’t have a problem with people calling it whatever they want. It’s a deadly virus that did originate in Wuhan," she had said a year before tweeting "Stop Asian Hate".

Whether McCain's subsequent apology was a result of Oliver's mockery or not is still uncertain, but she anyway tweeted: "I condemn the reprehensible violence and vitriol that has been targeted towards the Asian-American community. There is no doubt Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric fueled many of these attacks and I apologize for any past comments that aided that agenda."



 

Twitter, however, simply wants her fired, no apology, no explanations, nothing. "No one wants Meghan McCain’s fake apology for her defense of any racist anti-Asian rhetoric, we just want her fired and shamed into obscurity," tweeted a user. Another noted: "Meghan McCain trying to have an anti-racist redemption arc just six months after she blocked me for posting a photo of Native Americans giving Mount Rushmore the middle finger is just so......*chefs kiss*"



 

 



 

 



 

 

Meghan McCain, Co-Host of 'The View', at the Netflix 'Medal of Honor' screening and panel discussion at the US Navy Memorial Burke Theater on November 13, 2018, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Some were also quick to point out McCain's connection. One tweeted "While we’re talking about Meghan McCain, let’s not forget her husband and the team at @FDRLST have a whole ass 'Wuhan Virus' category on their website. It’s hateful, anti-Asian propaganda they distribute through @ActiveCampaign."

Others thought it was important to know that "Since Meghan McCain is trending, let’s remind everyone that if her father wasn’t John McCain, she’d be scanning your hand sanitizer at the Piggly Wiggly." 



 

 



 

 



 

The general consensus believes that people like her should just stay shut as tweeted one user sharing the link to an article about her apology: "Why is it people always apologize after the fact instead of learning to keep their mouths shut and their opinions to themselves?"

However, users also noticed that McCain was not on the latest telecast of 'The View' on March 22. One user tweeted "#TheView Last night, John Oliver exposed Meghan McCain’s blatant anti-asian rhetoric. Today she’s mysteriously absent from the show. @Disney @ABCNetwork should do the right thing & permanently terminate her position on @TheView hatred has no place on this network."

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