Maybe time really doesn’t heal all wounds? When it comes to the “Saturday Night Live” spoof of Meghan McCain some might argue the wound only festered.
During an interview with political commentator S.E. Cupp for Rolling Stone in 2021, Meghan McCain finally opened up about how the impersonation really made her feel. “I’m
very aware of this, like, spoiled, entitled queen of nepotism persona that is out there. Some of it I think is, that I didn’t always react my best on air on ‘The View.’ In my defense, neither did anyone else. Everybody’s just watching me react badly the most and making the most of it.” But while McCain was willing to shoulder some of the blame, she was adamant it didn’t lessen the blow. “People really loved it when ‘SNL’ dunked on me, and it was not flattering or kind. And, by the way, they were pretty nice to the rest of the [View] cast, just not great to me,” she added. “I feel like I have a pretty healthy sense of humor.
But I think if people knew what it has done to me mentally, emotionally, the toll it’s taken on me, the depression that has followed … just the dark spirals. I felt like for a while that I was just the laughing stock of the country. And it’s not true or fair or accurate, but when you’re the worst critic in your head, it’s very hard.”