POLITICS
04/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Laura Ingraham: "I Never Called Meghan McCain Fat!" (VIDEO)

While filling in for Bill O'Reilly on Fox News Wednesday night, conservative commenter Laura Ingraham denied having insulted Meghan McCain's weight.

"Let the record show: I never called Meghan McCain fat! She isn't!" Ingraham said. "And as I have repeatedly said on my radio show and on Fox, she is an attractive young woman. If that throwaway comic line highlighted anything, it was Hollywood's obsession with stick-figure women!" Later, she added, "This diversion about -- 'Oh, it's about her weight' -- my point was that she has no real world political experience to make the case for moderation."

On her radio show last Thursday, Ingraham mocked McCain, saying she didn't get a "role in the Real World" because "they don't like plus-sized models."

"Ok, I was really hoping that I was going to get that role in the Real World, but then I realized that, well, they don't like plus-sized models," Ingraham imagined McCain saying. "They only like the women who look a certain way. And on this 50th anniversary of Barbie, I really have something to say."

Meghan McCain called the comment "terrible" on "The View" Monday and invited Ingraham to "Kiss my fat ass!"

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