Fox News contributor Keith Ablow plunged head first into controversy this week, daring to criticize First Lady Michelle Obama for telling the nation’s school children what they can and cannot eat, while not necessarily staying in shape herself.
On Tuesday, Ablow appeared on a show called Outnumbered and during a segment discussing school lunches asked, “How well can she be eating?”
Ablow added, to the shock and dismay of the rest of the panel, that Michelle Obama “needs to drop a few.”
When the panel of women seemed to be taken aback, Ablow kept firing.
“No, let’s be honest. No, listen — we’re taking nutritional advice from who?” Ablow said. “Let’s be honest, there’s no french fries ever? That’s all kale and carrots? I don’t buy it.”
One of the female panelists said she wouldn’t comment on the First Lady’s fitness level, while another defended her by saying she “like(s) her booty.”
Ablow finished with another shot:
“She’s up at night in the White House kitchen. I’m telling you.”
On Wednesday, Politico interviewed Ablow who refused to back down. In fact, he stepped up the grilling…
Fox News psychiatrist Keith Ablow does not think that first lady Michelle Obama is a fit role model on fitness, calling the first lady “two-faced” on Wednesday.
“I do dislike hypocrisy and I really do believe that people speaking about diet should be role models themselves, and I’m not sure if the first lady is that role model,” Ablow said in an interview.
“I’m not taking food advice from an American who dislikes America, who in many photographs during her tenure as first lady is obviously not fit, and who has a record of saying things that show that she’s two-faced,” Ablow said Wednesday. “This should be obvious; I don’t know why it isn’t.”
Ablow’s comments have drawn fire from several corners, including his own colleagues when Fox meteorologist Janice Dean took a shot at him on Twitter:
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) August 12, 2014
Earlier this week, a school superintendent in Georgia ripped Michelle Obama’s ban on sweets being sold at bake sales as “asinine.”