August 12th, 2014
04:14 PM ET
6 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."

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. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    WHO CARES? Faux "News" is a right wing propaganda machine. When I walk past the Faux "News" Building every morning on 48th Street in Manhattan, I flip them the bird. I hope Roger Ailes sees me, but I read his office in a secure bunker in the basement.

    August 12, 2014 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  2. Democrat turned Republican, because of the traitor Obama

    Love it, that ought to get the liberals all spun up. Heaven forbid someone spoke the truth, sent the Liberals into a tizzy.

    August 12, 2014 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  3. Rusty Krus

    @Captain Awesome
    Catnip for the looney left. How did this story even make it to this blog? This conversation took place in a matter of seconds and it makes the political blog at CNN? Really?

    You actually admit to watching Fake News? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    August 12, 2014 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  4. S. B. Stein

    How did these people make this medical determination? When did they get their medical and nutritional degrees? If they can make these keen insights about her, what about Limbuagh and others who are clearly overweight?

    August 12, 2014 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  5. pbcalif

    Why don't these chauvinist men buy a full length mirror for themselves?

    August 12, 2014 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  6. Dee

    All they do is disrespect the President and now is wife so what else is new coming from Fox they are disgusting no other First Family has been treated this way.

    The reason their is so much racial tension in this country is because of the disparities and comments about the people of color coming from these people it is so unfair.

    August 12, 2014 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  7. sonnie3

    Funny, I read it on cnn/ NOT FOX!
    So the quack is coming from your DUCK!

    August 12, 2014 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  8. g

    fox foreign news and anybody working there should be charged with treason

    August 12, 2014 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  9. ge

    I guess fox can,t get a war going so its back to insults -is it true a Saudi prince owns part of fox foreign news

    August 12, 2014 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  10. Wade

    Isn't that obvious CNN?

    August 12, 2014 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  11. Wade

    Fox news the most watched and trusted news in America! Three times the viewers of CNN!

    August 12, 2014 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  12. Jack

    It's none of your business! Maybe you should get facelift! Or lose some weight! Or paint your toenails! What a stupid article, but that's Fox UnNews for you.

    August 12, 2014 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  13. smith1

    fox has so much class.

    August 12, 2014 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  14. J.V.hodgson

    Why is this guys speculation news about the FLOTUS weight or health.
    My guess is she has the best diet guide anyone can get and the white house chefs to cook and prepare properly.
    Potus on holiday Senate and House on holiday not much politics to report.??
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    August 13, 2014 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  15. luke, AZ

    These folks at fox news are quite comical. The people that support them are diminishing by the minute. When are the moderate republicans going to take back their party?

    August 13, 2014 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  16. Yogol

    Fox News at it's finest, people, no need to look any further...

    August 13, 2014 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  17. Name tim

    Serious foxnews...... fare and balance....... ya right!

    August 13, 2014 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  18. 2020

    Fox news is known for low politics, but, for this kind of junky comments on the first lady ( or any human person) is disgusting. What Lisa and Keith Ablow need a public spanking.

    August 13, 2014 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
  19. 2020

    what is wrong with Fox, never make any sense.

    August 13, 2014 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  20. Lily

    What's wrong with this man? He wants her to lose some weight!! Does he want her to look like a walking skeleton or a Zombie????

    August 13, 2014 02:35 am at 2:35 am |
  21. Thomas

    Keith Ablow is one arrogant Quack of a shrink .

    He needs to take a look at his wife Deborah Jean Small and her eating disorder .

    You have to ask , dose this guy care about mental illness or only about his own ego ?
    Would you trust a doctor such as this fool with a personal problem you were having , I wouldn't . He would twitter your prognosis to the world as if you were only a name and a number ..

    Hey Dr. Ego , go buff your bald head with chrome polish , you might shine a new light on Fox Neuz .

    August 13, 2014 03:12 am at 3:12 am |
  22. aaron

    Yet, Faux News worships the ground that the Repub's elephant stand-in walks on ....Rush Limbaugh.

    August 13, 2014 04:02 am at 4:02 am |
  23. Anonymous

    seriously...CNN reached out for a comment from the White house? so stupid

    August 13, 2014 04:06 am at 4:06 am |
  24. Peter Kwastavich II

    like a bad habit ! ...

    August 13, 2014 05:09 am at 5:09 am |
  25. Kata Strophic

    Ablow's a psychiatrist? I didn't know you could get those from the back of a matchbook. I bet he's a porker, doncha think? A miracle if he's found someone to marry him–and god help us all if they've spewed any progeny. I know these rather tame remarks aren't even close to rivalling his petty nastiness, but we all do what we can.

    His disgusting, degrading, and completely inappropriate comments about a person who, if white and Republican, would immediately garner his adulation, indicate nothing except he needs some psychiatric treatment himself but at least hopefully from a trained professional. And that he would stoop to specious catty sixth-grade insults while discussing our kids' health problems–which have reached catastrophic levels and if left unchecked will eventually cost them hundreds of billions in additional medical expenses and possibly even their health and their lives–

    Oh, what am I thinking. This is Fox! And expecting a Fox psychiatrist to treat a medical issue with gravitas, common sense, and a modicum of politeness is like expecting tomorrow it's gonna rain silver dollars, which hands down would be a lot better than listening to a bunch of double-digit IQ flunkies feebly attempt to degrade a woman whose shoes they're not even fit to shine.

    August 13, 2014 05:33 am at 5:33 am |
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