Since joining the long-running talk-show, The View in 2017, Meghan McCain has stirred up quite a deal of controversy. More often then not, she is at odds with her co-hosts, and fans of the series have become used to her interrupting others when she disagrees with their viewpoint.
Shortly after joining The View, McCain lost her father, the late John McCain to brain cancer, and as expected the loss was very difficult for her. Though people were obviously sympathetic toward her, the loss did not soften McCain or make her more well-liked from the audiences’ perspective.
In fact, following the death of her father, McCain also endured a miscarriage and booing for the audience. She’s also been in several tiffs with Whoopi Goldberg. However, her most recent statement really has fans furious.
Meghan McCain is known for her controversial statements on ‘The View’
It’s no secret that McCain has been known to interrupt people, cutting them off in the middle of their sentences when she doesn’t agree with their statement or understand their point of view. Recently, when the co-hosts were discussing returning to work amid the pandemic, co-host Sunny Hostin, a former prosecutor stated that the government has plenty of money, but only the wealthiest among us are benefiting from it. She was hoping for another stimulus bill benefitting all citizens.
McCain was quick to jump in saying, “That is just ridiculous, it’s a Democrat wish list.” She threw and entire hissy fit before finally stating, “How are we going to tax people if there’s no economy?” Goldberg, the show’s moderator was forced to send the show to a commercial break.
Needless to say, viewers were not amused, “I think Meghan may be mentally unbalanced,” a viewer said. “One day she is aghast at people at beaches, the next day she is defending them. Something is not right there.” Another added, “Meghan McCain is really being pi*** today. You could tell by her sour face that she was in a horrible mood. Can’t wait until she goes on her maternity leave so we can have civil conversations.”
Meghan McCain joked about taking Hydroxychloroquine
Now, McCain has upset fans once again by joking about taking hydroxychloroquine, a drug that Trump claims has great benefits when it comes to preventing COVID-19. Medical professionals have stated repeatedly that this is untrue.
On a recent episode of The View, McCain said that she contemplated taking the drug which is used to treat malaria. It is also used to treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
“There was a moment in my brain where I was like, ‘Is it working? Is hydro-whatever you say, chloroquine working?’” McCain said “Because at this point I am so desperate to be able to do anything outside of my home. I would do a lot of things to get outside my home. I would inject something. mean, I’m pregnant so I probably wouldn’t. But, if I weren’t, if someone said, ‘Hey Meghan, you’re gonna have this drug, [where] you’re gonna lose all your hair, but you get to go outside and see your friends and go swimming and go exercise and do all these things, I might do it.”
Fans are furious that Meghan McCain would joke about taking hydroxychloroquine
Fans were understandably horrified by McCain’s joke, especially considering the risks and her pregnancy. One fan tweeted at her “Go outside. Wear a mask and be distant. It’s not that hard.”
McCain reacted to the tweet saying, “I think if it ‘weren’t that hard’ we wouldn’t be seeing extreme spikes in suicides, opioid overdoses, child abuse, incest reports, and overall mental decline nationally. It’s not that hard” is a trite and ignorant response to the very real concerns of this crisis.”
We all have our personal opinions but The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned, “Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have not been shown to be safe and effective for treating or preventing COVID-19.”