Megyn Kelly walks back on fat-shaming comments — then admits her struggle with weight and body image

Megyn Kelly on Friday walked back Thursday comments that featured a joke that made the “Megyn Kelly Today” host sound like she condoned fat-shaming.
What happened on Thursday?
On Thursday’s show, Kelly featured guest Maria Kang, a controversial mom blogger who was dubbed “Fit Mom” in 2013 after she shared a social media photo of her  extremely fit-looking self alongside her three young sons.
The photo — captioned “What’s your excuse?” — drew the ire of many social media users who accused Kang of fat-shaming women and moms at large.
During the segment, Kelly told Kang that while studying at Albany Law School in the 1990s, she specifically asked her stepfather, Peter Kirwan, to mock her weight anytime she felt compelled to eat.
“Some of us want to be shamed!” Kelly explained. “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 a**?’”
“It works!” she

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