‘The View’: Meghan McCain Says Neighborhood Is ‘War Zone’ After Protests, Gets Called out on ‘Privilege’
Meghan McCain from The View is a controversial figure on the show. The conservative co-host is a full-on Republican that has completely opposite opinions from her fellow panelists. As the ABC talk show is on hiatus this week, McCain has been tweeting up a storm. One of her latest tweets was about what her neighborhood looked like after the protests and she was swiftly called out.
Meghan McCain showed her ‘privilege’ and lied?
McCain has been tweeting about the Black Lives Matter protests. However, she has been called out for not entirely grasping what the movement is about. The TV personality made a comment about what her NYC neighborhood looked like following protestors taking the streets.
“My neighborhood in Manhattan is eviscerated and looks like a war zone,” she tweeted. “[Bill] DeBlasio and Andrew [Cuomo] are an utter disgrace. This is not America. Our leaders have abandoned us and continue to let great American cities burn to the ground and be destroyed. I never could have fathomed this.”
Following her tweet, the Editor-in-Chief of The Recount, Slade Sohmer called out McCain for her “privilege.”
“Gotta be honest, I had previously thought most of your opinions were ill-conceived and drenched in privilege and naïveté, but then you go ahead and tweet something like this… and yeah, that’s confirmed,” he replied.
That was not the only thing McCain was called out on as Kristen Bartlett, pointed out that the conservative personality might have been lying.
“Meghan, we live in the same building, and I just walked outside. It’s fine,” the Full Frontal writer tweeted.
Meghan McCain gets backlash
McCain was then inundated with tweets by Twitter users calling her out for what she tweeted. The backlash was hefty for McCain that limited herself to retweet other posts in the following hours.
“Meghan literally on The View promoted violence and culture wars and now sees one and blames everyone but people like her that helped promote it,” a Twitter user said.
“I can’t believe that Meghan McCain has stooped so low that she is playing the Trump game,” a follower added. “New York is NOT burning down. It’s a mess because fake Antifa terrorists, with their anarchistic looting, are giving Trump the distraction he needed from his total mishandling of COVID-19.”
“When you try to make today about your privileged, pampered, lily white butt and then you get completely owned by your neighbor who calls you out for your hysterical opportunism. Not today of ALL days Karen. Not today,” John Rocha retweeted.
“This is one of the most thorough, yet concise ownings I have ever seen,” another Twitter user wrote. “It also cements Meghan in the same place as all of the other conservatives trying to save face now that their party is owned by Trump. You’re either with us or against us. No more playing both sides.”
“This tweet made me HOWL because your calmness to Meghan’s fake hysteria was the perfect blank stare of life,” another follower tweeted.
There was even a tweet that called for McCain’s firing. “Meghan McCain is a liar and The View must fire her,” read the tweet.
The View will return next week with live episodes at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. CT/PT on ABC.