John McCain’s daughter, Meghan, says she’s really, really sorry about expressing anti-Asian sentiment in the past, particularly that time she used the racist term “China virus” on network television when referring to COVID-19.
In a tweet yesterday, McCain spoke out against the horrific uptick in anti-Asian hate crimes lately, while adding that she wanted to “apologize for any past comments that aided that agenda.”
“I condemn the reprehensible violence and vitriol that has been targeted towards the Asian-American community,” McCain tweeted. “There is no doubt Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric fueled many of these attacks and I apologize for any past comments that aided that agenda.”
I condemn the reprehensible violence and vitriol that has been targeted towards the Asian-American community. There is no doubt Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric fueled many of these attacks and I apologize for any past comments that aided that agenda.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 22, 2021
McCain’s apology came just days after six Asian women were shot to death in Atlanta by a white suspect who told police that his attacks were fueled by sexual frustration. Afterwards, she posted a meme calling for people to “Stop Asian Hate” along with three broken heart emojis.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 17, 2021
But her mea culpa yesterday was not well-received by people on Twitter. Many found it insincere and said it was just McCain putting out a statement to downplay her past remarks and make herself feel better.
Here’s what they’re saying…
“I apologize the video of me resurfaced”
— Wyatt (@jwmcnaughton) March 22, 2021
Yet you were okay with people calling covid-19 the China virus. pic.twitter.com/gsps403lR7
— Vanessa (@vbutler88) March 22, 2021
You know it’s a genuine apology when it’s word for word the apology a “representative” gave to Entertainment Weekly” but with “I” instead of her name. pic.twitter.com/76VLQmQv7B
— Eamon Paton-Usry (@Eamon2Please) March 22, 2021
If you didn’t have such garbage politics in the first place, you wouldn’t have to make “too little too late’ apologies. Take a long, hard look at where you’re getting your bad ideas.
— Eileen 🌁 ANTIFA REP, GOOGLE EMPLOYEES UNION (@Percysperson) March 22, 2021
She also didn’t believe maternity leave was vital until she had her daughter. Maybe when her daughter comes home from school telling how they had to hide because there was a shooter, she will change her mind about guns because, u know, until she goes through it is when it matters
— that girl (@JGSG121) March 23, 2021
Watch her cry about cancel culture after she contributed to the anti-Asian rhetoric Trump was spewing. It’s sad how rich people will only change when they feel like their money is in jeopardy. But hey, it’s up to the Asian community to forgive you on this so you better 🙏🏾 they do
— Jewel Smith-Rudolph (@jewelwilliams80) March 22, 2021
Do better. Also, if you really mean it apologize on The View because that’s where you encouraged racism.
— Zoey’s Mom (@singlesister45) March 22, 2021
— Godot Becket (@BecketGodot) March 22, 2021
Trying to get ahead of whatever is about to surface?
— Megan (@jamiehicks50) March 22, 2021
Please relay to whoever wrote this for you that it sounds insincere.
— Marie J. (@MarieJ19) March 22, 2021
Here’s video of McCain from one year ago defending the use of the term “China virus” and saying people can call it “whatever they want.”
TRUMP CALLS COVID-19 “CHINESE VIRUS”: After sparking criticism for using the term, the president defended himself saying he “had to call it where it came from” — the co-hosts react. https://t.co/5ED5cehetN pic.twitter.com/az5HXhHmyH
— The View (@TheView) March 18, 2020
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.
Meghan is a fake moderate. She tries to subtly promote all of the racism and bigotry her husband’s right wing website puts out.
But like a typical Republican, when something actually happens it’s the old back peddling trick. The, “That isn’t what I meant” or “I didn’t know” etc.
She supported Trump using attacks on China and Asians, and she feeds that kind of hate to the audience of The View every show. She is a major part of the problem.
I don’t understand why the show never has her disclose her connection (and funding) of her husband”s rabid right wing, racist, homophobic website. It even echoes Q type conspiracy nonsense.
The View is classified under ABC News, yet they conspicuously hide her association. Seems like a violation of broadcast or FCC rules.
Just put the bitch in a Cuisinart and flush!
She seems a wreck; this insincere apology, that hair and makeup, that marriage, the interruptions, the tantrums….Whoopi has been a saint putting up with her shenanigans.
The View has been able to move on in the past, they should replace Meghan over the summer. I’m speculating that any remaining fan base that she has probably doesn’t watch the show any way. For me, I can’t’ really watch it with her on there.
Invitation to a sex club – xmeet.fun
At least she apologized. The very least. More than trump or Fox News ever did
it should be “Stop ANTI-Asian Hate.” If you say “Stop Asian Hate” it sounds like Asians are the ones doing the hating.
Stop Ungrammatical Memes!
Stop with the phony apologies, girl – your hate is real and you’re just trying to keep a network job.
Me-again is just pure trash. She was vociferously defending her right to own a gun and extolling her membership in the NRA, the day after the Colorado mass shooting.
Meghan is a tuesday gal…..see her next then
Sorry but the McCain woman is just part of who America is If the country wanted to change it would , but at least after Trump the whole world saw the reality of what a self obsessed , backward place America really is Thank God I live in Europe .
Has she found her conscience? I don’t know. She has apologized, now to see if it is true or watch her spew filth from her pie hole. I don’t hold out too much hope.
Why is Maghan McCain on a talk show anyway? She’s not an accomplished journalist. She’s not an entertainer. She’s not really a pundit. I think she was a DC staffer for a few years out of college (thanks nepotism!), but then she just jumped into TV and started enjoying the craft services tables.
I have yet to understand why anyone would care about her opinion besides the fact that her father was a national figure with a larger than life mythology built up behind him. How long does she get to ride her dad’s corpse to unearned success?
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