Meghan McCain sat down with RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Monét X Change, Nina West, and Adore Delano for an hour-long interview on The View and it had people feeling all kinds of ways.
First, we should say, we love Monét X Change, Nina West, and Adore Delano. They can do no wrong in our books. And they were great on The View!
Meghan McCain, on the other hand, is another story.
McCain’s husband, Ben Domenech, is the co-founder and publisher of the extreme right-wing blog The Federalist, which regularly posts anti-LGBTQ op-eds and transphobic hit pieces by America’s rising class of bigots.
Domenech, who was fired from The Washington Post after just three days after it was discovered he plagiarized several articles, also has a history of making antigay remarks, including saying Seth Meyers “gargled” Lorne Michaels’ balls for a job and repeatedly calling Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan a lesbian.
Related: Husband of Megan McCain launches vaguely homophobic rant against Seth Myers, and just wow.
Of course, Meghan is her own person and is certainly not defined by or responsible for her husband’s actions.
But she does profit from the money he makes from peddling anti-LGBTQ propaganda on The Federalist, and she’s never really acknowledged his long history of antigay remarks. In fact, she’s often gone out of her way to avoid discussing it, while continuing to support him and his work publicly.
Oh, and let’s not forget she proudly aligns herself with a political party that, just three years ago, adopted an official party platform that formally opposed same-sex marriage, endorsed anti-sodomy laws, declared transgender people shouldn’t have access to public restrooms, and called pornography a danger to society.
So the fact that she was chosen to interview three drag queens in celebration of Pride month on yesterday’s episode of The View was, well, kinda awkward. Even if she does claim to be an “ally” (which, for the record, she’s not) and loves using the phrase “Yaaas, qween!” whenever possible.
Adding to the awkwardness of it all, the episode aired the same day The Federalist ran a story titled “Mixing Kids With Drag Queens Sets Gay Rights Back Decades,” an op-ed by senior contributor Chad Felix Greene that falsely equates identifying as transgender with being a drag queen and warns about the dangers of Drag Queen story hours at public libraries.
Twitter wasn’t having any of it…
Left: Meghan McCain, who apparently is John’s McCain’s daughter, interviewing drag queens for Pride
Right: A few recent pieces from her husband’s despicable website concern-trolling over drag queens pic.twitter.com/zrvDp9F0jv
— Slade (@Slade) June 11, 2019
Ummmm what did you husband just publish ? yeah don’t think your fictional kids would have any drag queens reading to them ?
— Kim (@kiminca25) June 11, 2019
Also today: McCain’s husband publishes a bunch of hit pieces about the LGBT community and drag queens on his website the Federalist. SMDH
— BulbaScore (@babybluecollar) June 11, 2019
Girl… you can’t befriend drag queens and your gay hairdresser and 20 minutes later support a political party that would have us back in closets, or worse.
Just say what you really want… not to have a bad hair day.
— Jeremiah Mills (@_jeremiahmills) June 10, 2019
Just a heads up.
Meghan’s husband LITERALLY PUBLISHED THIS TODAY!
Nina West does Drag Queen Storytime all the time in Columbus.
It is a disgrace that Meghan’s fake LGBT Ally ass is moderating this. Fuck that garbage.https://t.co/NmZS8gqkFS
— Eamon Paton-Usry (@Eamon2Please) June 11, 2019
This is not 1 article. I’m talking HUNDREDS. Likening gay people to being worse than pedophilia. Articles designed to scare their readers about trans people, with using photos of heavily made up drag queens.
She directly profits off of our dehumanization. That’s not an ally
— Eamon Paton-Usry (@Eamon2Please) June 11, 2019
@meghanmccain Thank you for the advocacy and spotlight you put on the LGBT community today with your interview with the stars of Drag Race. Honest question, no shade, how do you reconcile supporting the GOP while they work against the LGBT community? Do you struggle?
— Common Sense (@getmebadges) June 11, 2019
The queens spoke with McCain about a wide range of topics, including the difference between drag queens and transgender people, Drag Queen story hour, and being on the cover of New York magazine. And while things remained civil, and there were even a few genuine laughs, the whole thing ultimately rang hollow.
Watch the full episode below.
Meghan McCain wants to have it all. She inherited millions from her mom but tries to pretend she knows anything about working issues, she was given her job on the View because her father was on the Senate Commerce Committee which has over site over……..TV Networks. She wants to pretend she isn’t a bigot yet consistently advocates for a party whose main platform now is attacking LGBT people and her husband makes his money by attacking us. She will complain when Republicans attack her dad but throws a tantrum if anybody points out that they have attacked other people.
Pretty much unwatchable.
She’s a hypocrite … and shame on the producers of The View for giving her this opportunity to cash in on a popular movement that she regularly maligns at every turn. She and her Asshat husband actively fight against LGBTQ+ rights at every juncture so this whole interview is a farce and it’s totally laughable–nothing more than a photo-op for someone trying to manipulate public opinion.
Meghan(Notice Me!!!)McCain and her miserable hatemonger of a husband need to go away and never trouble mankind again.
Wow! is this a stupid POS writing with a stupid POS attitude and idea behind it. Your POS idea attitude is that Queerty ‘knows the moral worth’ of individuals and can assign moral worth on its own rating scale for its own purposes to benefit or to harm individuals, in this, to harm someone. That is usually called THEOCRACY! MORAL DICTATORSHIP! AUTHORITARIAN ASS-HOLISM (to quote the Beloved John Waters). Queerty is full of ASS HOLISTIC AUTHORITARIANISM.
You don’t seem to make any sense.
Are you defending McCain’s husband?
Are you saying that objecting to anti gay propaganda from her husband is “authoritarian”, but promoting anti gay propaganda is not? Are you defending McCain, despite the understanding that she is “talking out of both sides of her mouth”?
And what exactly is theocratic about it?
What is moralistic about objecting to the moralism of the right wing, especially as regards their distaste for LGBT people as reflected in their legislation or attempts at legislation?
I didn’t see Queerty promoting a specific religion as the basis for governmental authority.
Generally, people make some attempt to understand the meaning of the words they choose to use. You should try it. People might actually understand what you are trying to say, if in fact you understand it.
So apparently it’s fine that her husband’s website regularly attacks LGBT people and Meghan advocates for politicians that attack us, but us pointing that out enrages you.
Please go back to your Klan rally.
You need to calm down………
So aren’t the drag queens hypocrites for appearing with this right wing bigot???
I don’t think so. Just appearing with her isn’t the same as aligning with her views or political party. And they’re still promoting Pride and educating millions of TV viewers. The View is a great platform for that.
No. As far as I can tell they do not have either websites or belong to political parties that either promote the disenfranchsement and danger to society of drag queens and lgbt people in general or of right wing hate peddlers.
Do you understand what exactly hypocrisy is?
It has nothing to do with being civil to the opposition or speaking when given the opportunity.
Here’s a good example:
Trump loudly proclaims he is the best friend of “the gays” while appointing judges and justices opposed to gay rights and marriage equality, whole supporting “religious freedom” laws specifically written so that right wingers can flout local and state anti-discrimination laws. That is hypocrisy.
But a gay rights being invited to speak with Trump, is not. Why would it be?
Her bigotry and her husbands hate far outweigh any poor judgement from the drag queens wanting to get some publicity. Additionally, they were booked on the View, did they even know that they had been assigned to the bigoted one?
Those are exactly the people that need to be talked to. Preaching to converts doesn’t do anything, it’s the opponents that effort needs to made towards.
They might not have known it was going to be Meghan, or even just Meghan, interviewing them. Sure, they could have walked out but that would probably ended up more with them looking bad.
It’s like when the Will & Grace cast was on Megyn Kelly’s show.
“America’s rising class of bigots?” How quaint. This is not a “rising class,” they’ve always been there and aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Unfortunately the organized gay community in the U.S. is run primarily by affluent liberal whites who place way too much store on ‘out of sight, out of mind’ and haven’t a clue what’s really going on.
Jon in Canada
I really wish she’d follow in her father’s footstep, all 6 feet of them.
tired queens just needs to have something to criticize and complain about. nothing wrong with this interview. Monet, Nina or Adore didn’t seem to have a problem with it.
I notice in your post, that you defend bigots and attack LGBT people. Hmmmmm
The criticism holds. She is entitled and obviously tone-deaf. However, and it’s no defense, she reveals every time she’s on Watch What Happens Live, not “on” & loose, that she isn’t very bright. At all.
My god, please do not let this fat cuunt reproduce!
I remember when drag queens looked like glamorous women. Today they look like clowns. But on the subject at hand, did they have Mc Cain interview the queens as a joke or to piss people off?
Aires the Ram
So does “Gay, Inc.” and Queerty want us to also hate any neighbors in our neighborhood who voted Republican too? Isn’t that in the Bible somewhere, where it says something like “hate thou Republican neighbor as thou hate thyself?” Just wonderin’.
And here we have one of the accounts that always attacks LGBT people and defends bigots trying to paint bigots as the REAL victims.
Please tell the RNC to send in smarter people to man these accounts.
People’s views can change over time especially when you learn and open your mind up. Maybe Meghan is seeing how wrong she was. Give her a change.
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