NBC host Megyn Kelly admitted to viewers of “Megyn Kelly Today”on Thursday that she requested her stepfather to fat-shame her while she was studying for law school in the 1990s.
Kelly, speaking with guest Maria Kang, admitted the previous weight-gain preventative.
Kang is a controversial mom blogger who was dubbed “Fit Mom” in 2013 after she shared a photo of her extremely fit-looking self alongside her three young sons.
The photo — captioned “What’s your excuse?” — drew the ire of many on social media who accused Kang of fat-shaming women and, more specifically, less fit moms.
During the segment, Kelly told Kang that while studying at Albany Law School, 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 laughed, as some of those in the audience exchanged shocked looks.
What did ‘Fit Mom’ say?
Kang responded that her “husband does that all the time.”
“I tell him my goals, and … if he sees I’m still in bed, he’s like ‘What are you doing in here?’ Or if I’m eating something like chips, he’ll like, take the bag and he’ll hide it. And I don’t feel ashamed about it because I know I told him what my goal was,” she explained.
Megyn Kelly Comes Out As Pro-Fat Shaming: “Some Of Us Want To Be Shamed” pic.twitter.com/qOgSCJxuYK
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 11, 2018