She Once Called It A Huge Honor, Now Meghan Is Fuming Over Her SNL Portrayal

Former “The View” co-host Meghan McCain once called her “Saturday Night Live” portrayal as the “princess of Arizona” a “huge pop cultural honor,” now McCain is singing a different tune in a new interview with “best friend” S.E. Cupp that was published by Rolling Stone.

“Why do people have this princess impression of you?” Cupp asked.

“I’m very aware of this, like, spoiled, entitled queen of nepotism persona that is out there. Some of it I think is, I didn’t always react my best on air on ‘The View.’ To my defense, neither did anyone else, everybody’s just watching me react badly the most and making the most of it,” McCain replied.

“I think partly Saturday Night Live parodies have this way of becoming reality,” she said.

“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,” McCain said.

“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,” she said.

In 2019, “Saturday Night Live” depicted “The View” in a sketch.

“Can I just say something as the princess of Arizona?” Aidy Bryant’s McCain asked. “There is a crisis at the border, and the border is right up in my Arizona, which was founded on sunburnt women selling turquoise jewelry, not rando Mexicans. And that’s not racist because my makeup artist is gay.”

At the time, McCain said being made fun of by the show was “a huge pop cultural honor” and embraced the “princess of Arizona” label.

She tweeted at the time: “I’m not supposed to be on twitter because of hiatus BUT this sketch is hilarious, and being parodied by @SNL is a huge pop cultural honor. – Signed, your old intern and ‘the princess of Arizona.'”

In a new audiobook, McCain blamed a “toxic” work environment and overwhelming hostility from co-hosts for her exit from ABC’s “The View.”

McCain said she grew increasingly unhappy with the “toxic, direct and purposeful hostility” on the show, calling out co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar by name in a new audiobook titled “Bad Republican.”

Behar and Goldberg “grew meaner and less forgiving” as former President Trump’s time in the White House went on, McCain reportedly writes, saying she felt her colleagues on the show began to see her “as if I had become an avatar for everything they hated about the president.”

Goldberg specifically, McCain said, displayed “open disdain” for her.

“Once she turns on you, it can create unfathomable tension at the table,” McCain writes.