*Fox News psychiatrist Keith Ablow is doubling down on his criticism of first lady Michelle Obama as a 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.
This comes a day after his comments Tuesday on Fox News. Ablow, a member of Fox News’ “Medical A-Team,” said on “Outnumbered” that the first lady needed to “drop a few” pounds. Mrs. Obama has been known for her initiative “Let’s Move!” that works toward ending childhood obesity.
“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 is standing by his comments and saying that people “should be less sensitive about talking about [weight].”
One reason for his criticism, he says, relates to consistency.
“It happens to be the case that the first lady during her tenure has not been consistently a picture of fitness,” he said. “That’s all, it is just a fact.”
Reasons such as consistency have led Ablow to label the first lady as a hypocrite. On Tuesday, Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean wrote on Twitter, “Dear @keithablow please keep your comments about women ‘dropping a few’ to yourself. Sincerely, all women.”
Ablow responded over Twitter on Wednesday, writing, “@JaniceDean, I simply dislike hypocrisy. Sincerely, all TRUTH-tellers.”