Elisabeth Hasselbeck Slams Meghan McCain of 'The View' Mocking Her Comments on COVID-19
Famous columnist and author, Meghan McCain, is criticized by Elizabeth Hasselbeck for being aggressive amid the ongoing viral outbreak.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a retired American television personality and talk show host. She rose to prominence in 2001 as a contestant on the second season of the American version of "Survivor," where she finished in fourth place.
Due to her background in the fashion industry as a shoe designer, she was chosen to host the Style Network series "The Look for Less" in 2002. She married NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck the following year.
During the show, Meghan McCain reportedly took Hasselbeck to task for revealing that her primary defense against the COVID-19 pandemic was prayer and purell.
Speaking to the host, Andy Cohen, McCain expressed her disappointment at Hasselbeck's statement, calling it a "dangerous" statement.
She further added that she considered it unfortunate that the 42-year-old Hasselbeck could have uttered the dangerous statement since she was a huge fan of hers.
Hasselbeck is not the only celebrity who has received heat for their allegedly insensitive reactions.
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Golly. Getting kids to bed and apparently @meghanmccain is tossing out some anger my way . Meghan- i am going to call you and handle this in the best socially distanced direct manner possible - but hey girl - We are all just doing our best, and I don’t know why you are taking an opportunity to be so aggressive toward me during such a stressful time. #1- I have always liked you and been a vocal defender of your family. I sure did not see this one coming. #2- we are all just trying to do our best, we should not be judging one another we should be in this together #3- get your quotes right. I never said I had the power to pray covid away. The day at the view I came to visit y’all because our hometown had been slammed with a tornado and lives were lost and a school needed help and I was trying to get word out. Nyc was not even in social distancing yet. It was March 11th- it was before anyone was even quarantining - It was the last day the show was in studio, and your major was still encouraging visitors to Chinatown and still working out in gyms! #4 my quote was that I am going to pray and purell. #5 PRAYER will ALWAYS be my FIRST RESPONSE AND MY BEST DEFENSE 🙏🏻💕 We have had a family member hospitalized and I have asthma. This is all hard and stressful enough- turn off the meanness as The world needs more togetherness and kindness. I’m praying today that you can lay off throwing the social darts at me. I am not sure why you decided to do this. I’m a momma on my knees in prayer like many others - let’s get back in the same side and be #inthistogether 🙏🏻💕
In response to McCain's statement, Hasselbeck took to Instagram with a video that saw her explaining to everyone that while she believes in prayer and purell, she and her family keep taking all the necessary precautions.
In the lengthy caption that followed the post, the 42-year-old mother of three expressed confusion at McCain calling her out.
Hasselbeck tagged the move "aggressive" and went on to refer to herself as a "vocal defender" of team McCain, which further deepened her confusion at the shade she received from the 35-year-old woman. The rest of the caption included Hasselbeck clarifying her points and reiterating her initial statement:
"my quote was that I am going to pray and purell. PRAYER will ALWAYS be my FIRST RESPONSE AND MY BEST DEFENSE."
Hasselbeck is not the only celebrity who has received heat for their allegedly insensitive reactions to the novel Coronavirus crisis.
"Last night I said we as a society have chosen to live with certain controllable deadly risk every day, smoking, auto crashes, swimming and, yes, I know that those are not contagious, so probably bad examples," McGraw stated. The 65-year-old ended the statement by expressing remorse for his choice of words.
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