Watch: Meghan McCain Slams Kathy Griffin as 'Homophobic' Amid Cancer Diagnosis

Wednesday August 4, 2021

Meghan McCain discusses Kathy Griffin on 'The View' on August 2.
Meghan McCain discusses Kathy Griffin on 'The View' on August 2.  (Source:YouTube)

Meghan McCain departs "The View" this week, and she's making the most of her final episodes by reminding viewers how clueless she can be.

When the talk show chose to discuss Kathy Griffin's recent lung cancer diagnosis and surgery earlier this week, it wasn't all get-well wishing on the panel's part. Soon-to-depart regular McCain chose to take the moment to slam Griffin for allegedly having made "very, very, very cruel and homophobic jokes" about her friend Clay Aiken in 2002 and 2003, reported the website

Watch McCain's comments at the six-minute mark in the clip below:

"My issue with Kathy Griffin is — [and] I'm going to name-drop Clay Aiken as one of my closest friends in the entire world, he's [basically] my brother — she made very, very, very cruel and homophobic jokes about him before he was out of the closet," said McCain.

In defending Aiken, McCain went on to say, "He is a very strong person and he has a very strong constitution and he has said himself that he's one of the last people that you can make homophobic jokes about and it's still socially acceptable."

The co-host also added that she would "love to hear an apology" from the comedian. "I don't like her, I'm never going to like her for all the jokes she made about Clay," McCain stressed, before talking about Griffin's controversial picture of then-president Donald Trump's severed head, reported.

But if Aiken was still offended by Griffin's comments, he didn't say so in a tweet he sent to the comedian about her surgery, in which he concluded, "Get well soon Kathy. I miss your jokes!"

All the same, social media exploded with comments about McCain's remarks — see them below: