“I’m getting sick just looking at it,” says Beck of the spot. And with each further mention of McCain’s name or the word “naked”, he pretended to vomit.
“Put some extra clothes on,” he suggests. “Like, lots of extra clothes…has she thought about a burqa, just to be extra safe?
Quite justifiably, the comments don’t sit well with McCain, who took to her column at The Daily Beast to address Beck’s criticism.
“As a person known for his hot body, you must find it easy to judge the weight fluctuations of others,” writes McCain, “especially young women.“
“There really is no need to make something like my participation in a
skin cancer PSA into a sexist rant about my weight and physical
appearance, because I’m going to let you in on a little secret, Glenn:
you are the only one who looks bad in this scenario, and at the end of
the day you have helped me generate publicity for my skin cancer PSA, a
cause that I feel quite passionate about.”
Beck also apparently riled McCain’s mother. Cindy McCain addressed the comments on her (unverified) Twitter account, saying, “I’m so glad Glenn Beck is leaving Fox. Enough vitriol and hate. Glenn
you are no rodeo clown. They are decent and nice. You aren’t.”
Do you think Beck went too far with his comments? They seem especially insensitive given the PSA is only trying to raise awareness about skin cancer.