August 12th, 2014
04:14 PM ET
9 years ago

Fox News host: First lady needs to 'drop a few' pounds

(CNN) - A Fox News co-host questioned Michelle Obama's weight and eating habits on Tuesday as the first lady advocates for nutrition standards through her "Let's Move" anti-obesity campaign.

"How well could she be eating? She needs to drop a few," Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and member of Fox's "Medical A-Team," said on "Outnumbered."

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The show regularly features four women sitting on a couch with one man in the middle, who's "outnumbered" in conversations about the news.

After the four female co-hosts chided Ablow for his comments, he continued to offer skepticism.

"Well, no, let's be honest. I mean, there's no French fries ever? That's all kale and carrots? I don't buy it," he said.

One co-host, Lisa 'Kennedy' Montgomery, jumped in to defend the first lady.

"I do not like her attitude, but I like her booty," she said.

Sandra Smith, another co-host, tried to drive the discussion back to the topic at hand - some school districts are opting out of federal requirements that mandate better choices for school lunches, saying the requirements are too difficult.

Smith added that some students are simply leaving campus to buy fast food, rather than buy food they don't want to eat at school.

Congressional Republicans have been trying to nix or delay the program.

Ablow jumped in again: "Exactly, but that's what she's doing. She's up at night in the White House kitchen, I'm telling ya."

CNN has reached out to the White House for comment on the host's remarks.

CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.

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soundoff (87 Responses)
  1. Kata Strophic

    I get it! They're obviously not fit to shine Michelle Obama's shoes, so they're trying to spit on them while pretending to discuss our kid's catastrophic health crisis. Ablow should seek medical treatment from a trained professional, you know, someone who got a psychiatric degree from a place other than the back of a match book.

    August 13, 2014 05:37 am at 5:37 am |

    Guns Over People teatard War on women continues. November comes quickly.

    August 13, 2014 05:39 am at 5:39 am |

    Digressing to fat jokes. Not an Obamanation fan but you do not cross the threshold of women's weight. She is a beautiful woman. I watch all the networks but fox still rules on ratings and there is a reason.
    --------------------------------------------------The reason is you dim witts that watch it don't have common sense to know when you are being lied to. Faux news is great entertainment if you like fiction.

    August 13, 2014 05:40 am at 5:40 am |
  4. @RI_Roger

    It's one thing to advocate for healthy eating habits, it's another thing to demand and regulate it. We need less government in our lives, including the first family. They need to stick to try and govern, we all know they can't do that so why do we want them in our personal lives.

    August 13, 2014 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  5. Dean

    Drop a few pounds and keep her yap shut.

    August 13, 2014 06:43 am at 6:43 am |
  6. salty dog

    Say it again, the gop is continuously scrapping the bottom of the barrel, they put obnoxious, loud mouthed loose cannons on that channel, and the rwnj eat it like candy, sad. But, if you defend yourself, your an overly aggressive liberal trying to control their minds, hello, you don't have one, hence you watch fox news.

    August 13, 2014 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  7. Doyle Wiley, MI

    Keith Ablow, you are an idiot.

    August 13, 2014 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
  8. What the What

    whoever this psychiatrist is may not like Mrs. Obamas body, but I bet Mr. Obama doesnt have an issue with the way she looks at all and thats probably the only mans opinion that matters to her.

    August 13, 2014 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  9. Tampa Tim

    Being bat crap crazy will get Ablow more money from conservatives. They wallow in ignorance and hate.

    August 13, 2014 07:35 am at 7:35 am |
  10. Tampa Tim

    Fox ( foreign owned Xenophobes)

    August 13, 2014 07:38 am at 7:38 am |

    The first lady is THE most beautiful first lady, in mind ,spirit and body ever to grace the halls of the white house. Simply beautiful.

    August 13, 2014 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  12. liz

    Faux news has nothing so now they have started fat shaming the First Lady why am I not surprised

    August 13, 2014 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
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