Fox News psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow showed an amazing amount of class earlier this week when he stated that Michelle Obama shouldn’t be giving health advice because she “needs to drop a few.” CNN host Brian Stelter jumped on Ablow for the tasteless commentary, suggesting that anyone viewing Fox should probably “not take its medical advice”.
The First Lady has spent the last few years encouraging children to eat healthier and be more active. Lately she has been fighting for higher standards for school lunches to ensure school children are getting proper nutrition. But as always, Fox News is ready to attack anything the Obamas do. So when they can’t come up with a good argument against giving children nutritional meals, apparently they just start name calling.
“And how well could she be eating? She needs to drop a few. Let’s be honest. We’re taking nutrition advice from who? I want nutrition. But let’s be honest, there’s no french fries happening? It’s all kale and carrots? I don’t buy it. Just saying.”
Luckily CNN’s Brian Stelter was willing to call out Ablow on his childish attack:
“Speaking as a guy who was overweight growing up and who lost 90 pounds a few years ago, I think we need all the help we can get to reduce obesity in this country. So I really wish talking heads would not controversialize something as simple as nutrition advice.”
Not only are Ablow’s comments unnecessary and out of line, as Stelter goes on to discuss, Michelle Obama’s weight really has nothing to do with her ability to encourage and inspire kids to eat healthy.
Besides…what is Ablow even talking about? The First Lady is by no means obese. She may not be a rail-thin barbie doll, but being too skinny is unhealthy too. Ablow clearly has no concern for nutrition or any related issue, he’s just perpetuating the same misogyny that assaults every women in politics.
Watch Stelter take Ablow to task below: