Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the landscape of daytime TV has changed drastically. The long-running talk show, The View has become much more relaxed now that hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain, and Abby Huntsman aren’t constantly at each others’ throats.
McCain, in particular, who has often clashed with the other hosts and has taken on the role as the villain on the series, has also been much more approachable.
In fact, amid the pandemic and McCain’s pregnancy, while she is spending her time at home, the columnist is connecting with other women in a way that she hasn’t done previously.
Meghan McCain hasn’t always been very beloved on ‘The View’
From public confrontations from Whoopi Goldberg to backlash regarding her conservative-leaning views that can come off as ignorant, McCain certainly hasn’t won any popularity contests when it comes to being one of the most beloved hosts of The View.
“I just wish people at home would give me a break, because I’ve been dealing with so much,” McCain shared in Ramin Setoodah’s 2019 book, Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View. “It’s been a lot to deal with the drama of the show, the leaking in the press, and then my grief all at the same time.”
However, McCain also won’t let the loss of her father, a previous miscarriage, or even her current pregnancy change who she is. “So many people commenting they hope pregnancy ‘softens me’ makes me beyond depressed for how we view strong, tough, empowered women,” she tweeted. “Also, I’m 35, I am who I am and I like it that way.”
Meghan McCain called herself a witch because of her grey hair
Still, being in the comfort of her own home has certainly made McCain more approachable. In fact, showing off her head full or grey roots, she recently joked that she’s turning into a witch.
“No lies about ‘lighting,’ ‘dry shampoo,’ or at-home treatments here,” she shared on Instagram. “Reached my full quarantine Witch grey hair completion. Longest time in my ENTIRE life without getting my color done. Shoutout to all my fellow women who also hereditarily went prematurely grey in your twenties. I’m owning it. Just gotta go find my cauldron. Wanna join my coven. As somebody who’s been going grey in my early 20s – it runs in my family, both my parents went grey, my brothers are all totally grey – you guys are about to see me look like one of The Witches of Eastwick.”
Meghan McCain is scared to dye her own hair at home
McCain won’t be going back to her signature blonde color for some time. She spoke openly about her inability to style her own hair.
“I’m too scared to use a box product at home because I accidentally burned my hair off in high school. … I apologize in advance for the fact that I cannot do my hair, which is why it’s just always in a bun every day,” she explained. “
We’re sure when it’s safe, McCain will be totally blonde once more.