Megyn Kelly is flip-flopping on her jaw-dropping remarks about the benefits of fat shaming.
Kelly, 47, said on her eponymous Today show on Friday that she now regrets asking her stepfather to fat-shame when she was in law school, and claimed to be the decades-long victim of an eating disorder.
[Obese people] need support, they need kindness and one thing they definitely do not need is to be body-shamed, she said.
Kelly then went on to reveal that she suffered from body image issues since she was in middle school, when she was bullied for her weight.
Soon there were diet pills and obsessive exercise and I had reduced my calorie intake to 500 calories a day, Kelly said. 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.
Now, Kelly said, shes still a work in progress when it comes to her body image.
As an adult Ive gotten healthier in my approach to eating, but I like every woman I know, still wrestle with body image, and still cringe when I hear a person attacked for his or her weight, she said.
On Thursday, Kelly told Fit Mom blogger Maria Kang Some of us want to be shamed!
She continued 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 ass? And it works!