Megyn Kelly Shares Family's Weight Struggle in Response to Body-Shaming Backlash

Megyn Kelly poses on the set of her new show

Megyn Kelly poses on the set of her new show"Megyn Kelly Today at NBC Studios on Thursday Sept 21 2017 in New York

"Some of us want to be shamed!". "When I was in law school and 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...?"

The TV host was in an interview with fitness personality and mother Maria Kang, talking about mothers getting back in shape and finding reasons to work out on Thursday when she made the comments.

"Close to forty percent of Americans are obese".

Turning to yesterday's controversial remarks, she addressed them head on, saying, "I said something on this show yesterday that clearly struck a nerve, and I think it's a conversation that we need to have, openly".

"If you don't mind know, I could never support that toward any individual", she finished up. "In fact, quite the opposite", Kelly said.

"I was publicly (fat-shamed) early on in my career and it sent me to therapy", she tweeted. She has thousands of followers who have created their own no excuses clubs throughout the country and then I revealed something even I used to do 25 years ago.

Kelly surrendered that she had said that "Maria's message appeals to a few people".

Author Brian Cuban also said he was fat shamed, which he called bullying.

Kelly at that point got individual, telling the gathering of people, "Everybody in my family is or has been overweight stout" - that her sister was, at a certain point, 300 pounds previously having gastric sidestep surgery, that she once returned home crying after a neighbor call her mom fat and that she was harassed over her own weight amid her center school years. Trust me, there are real life ramifications for fat shaming of any kind, it is NEVER acceptable. Soon there were diet pills and obsessive exercise and I had reduced my calorie intake to 500 calories a day. "Please know I would never encourage that [body shaming] towards any person". "My heart was racing all day, my hair and my skin were dry, but I was thin!"

While she says that while she's eating healthier these days, the former FOX news correspondent says that she, "like every woman I know, still [wrestles] with body image, and still [cringes] when I hear a person attacked for his or her weight. What I know for sure is that weight is an issue for millions of people, thin and heavy alike, and neither deserves to be judged or shamed for how they choose to handle that struggle".

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