During a recent episode of The View, Meghan McCain went on a defensive rant against "identity politics," questioning whether one of the show's members should be replaced because of the lack of Asian American representation.
So much projection. Imagine telling on yourself like that.
Meghan McCain: "We’ve only had one Asian American host co-host host this show. Does that mean one of us should be l… https://t.co/ofPp7ioXCp— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona)1616599226.0
Twitter was quick to point out that, as the daughter of famous Senator John McCain, the only reason she had her job was because of "identity politics."
Get this: @MeghanMcCain -- a woman who got famous & became a TV personality exclusively for being the daughter of a… https://t.co/yHgXidRHkI— Omar Baddar عمر بدّار (@Omar Baddar عمر بدّار)1616601329.0
There have been more View co-hosts who are children of famous people than view co-hosts who are Asian. Does she rea… https://t.co/t1YfzPIlra— Abby D. Phillip (@Abby D. Phillip)1616602883.0
Top tier self own. Yes Meghan, great idea. Let’s replace you. Off the top of my head I can name 20 Asian women who… https://t.co/CBhI8kWG2S— Sara Schaefer (@Sara Schaefer)1616601394.0
Others had an even simpler way of answering McCain's rhetorical question: YES.
I can only hope someone on that show immediately asked her what qualifications she has other than being John McCain… https://t.co/t3IeXBfkpc— Stephen White (@Stephen White)1616600612.0
Whew: this is an interesting take in many fronts. First: does Ms. McCain think she is qualified for this job or cou… https://t.co/7EfhruJh3X— Soledad O'Brien (@Soledad O'Brien)1616601644.0
Yes, Meghan. You should leave. This isn’t *the* reason but honestly, any reason will do. Vacate the premises and le… https://t.co/48k0AXCYhh— Saeed Jones (@Saeed Jones)1616601421.0
In McCain's mind, the daughters of rich celebrities (like herself) are "qualified," while minority hires are "affirmative action."
What Meghan doesn't understand is we ALREADY have identity politics: ***nepotism-central / rich-kids central*** T… https://t.co/W7FZXxgq7y— A.J. Delgado (@A.J. Delgado)1616602017.0
One of the Capitol people from The Hunger Games who only has her job because of her last name is trying to lecture… https://t.co/0HipfJ97Sp— Emma Vigeland (@Emma Vigeland)1616600620.0
She is a total and complete entitled, privilege fool. #MeghanMcCain https://t.co/FDvEGSnXks— Sophia A. Nelson (@Sophia A. Nelson)1616599352.0
Twitter users, many of whom have long had a problem with The View's outspoken conservative co-host, were brutal in their mockery of her statement.
TFW you literally only have your job because of your identity ... and have also severely pissed off your hair and m… https://t.co/TjAHEgVpQ2— Robyn Pennacchia (@Robyn Pennacchia)1616600749.0
@justinbaragona Meghan McCains’ resume Qualifications: https://t.co/seoLA0cGhB— Don’t stare at the sun pendejo (@Don’t stare at the sun pendejo)1616600525.0
Meghan McCain studied Art history b4 starting a blog ABOUT JOHN MCCAIN. At 25, she wrote a book about being her dad… https://t.co/MpRoVRemLr— Michael Harriot (@Michael Harriot)1616632846.0
Many noted that McCain's response was littered with ignorance about systemic racism and how it affects all of society.
You know what’s identity politics? Believing that being Asian and being qualified “for the job” are mutually exclus… https://t.co/6Uzmcmhdhq— Nancy Wang Yuen 王嵐芝 (@Nancy Wang Yuen 王嵐芝)1616635771.0
Meghan McCain’s only qualification all along is that she’s John McCain’s daughter. That’s it. https://t.co/Egpq958b0r— Matt Ortega (@Matt Ortega)1616634621.0
The View hasn't made public any plans to replace one of their co-hosts, but if they did decide to do so, many people online know which one they'd like to see making an exit.