Meghan McCain stopped watching 'The View' after she left show on bitter note
After a string of arguments with her co-hosts, McCain, known for her conservative stances, quit the show in 2021
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The popular talk show 'The View's former co-host Meghan McCain has admitted that she stopped watching the program after she left.
McCain told The Messenger about her disinterest as she announced her new podcast, 'Meghan McCain Has Entered the Chat.'
Meghan McCain doesn't watch 'The View'
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She said, "Partly it's just because of my lifestyle, I don't have time to watch this kind of content. I do listen to a lot of podcasts. And you know, it's kind of like looking at an ex-boyfriend's Instagram — it's just not great for you. So no, I don't watch," as reported by OkMagazine.
After a string of in-the-news arguments with her co-hosts, McCain, known for her conservative stances and spirited debates on the show, quit in 2021.
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McCain acknowledged she misses the wardrobe people of the show, with whom she collaborated closely during her work there from 2017 to 2021, despite the fact that she no longer watches the show.
She said, "I just love getting dressed up, so I miss the wardrobe people the most, and they're very kind. They have been the wardrobe people the entire history of the show."
Meghan McCain felt she was punished in 'The View'
Although she doesn't watch the program, she frequently talks about it, as shown by her critical remarks in a recent interview with Variety, where she also recounted a passage from her upcoming book about her reasons for leaving The View public.
She said, "During my time on 'The View', I felt like I was being often being punished and singled out for being a conservative," she wrote.
"I’d hear a lot of complaints that the staff, including the other co-hosts and producers, had problems with my 'personality.' Until I got pregnant, I could handle it and manage it. No matter how hard the days were, I accepted the tradeoff."
She added, "I was on the most watched TV show on daytime TV with a platform to speak to — and for — millions of women in this country. This was the deal with the devil I knowingly made."
Meghan McCain criticized her time on 'The View'
McCain began writing a column for the British publication Daily Mail after leaving the program. She criticized her time on 'The View' and voiced her displeasure with the working environment in a venomous essay that was published in April.
Due to McCain's departure, the show now has room for fresh perspectives from people like former CNN political analyst Ana Navarro and former White House Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah Griffin.