On Friday, the View co-host announced that she will write and perform an audiobook about her conservative views. The Audible Original collaboration will be released next year.
“I think in the times that we’re in, when it seems like everyone has either completely abandoned every conservative ideal they’ve had and gone full never-Trump, or gone full psycho-Trump-MAGA, there’s got to be something for the rest of us and I hope this book is it,” she said during Friday’s show.
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But the project isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. In a tweet that has since been deleted, writer and producer David Stassen who reacted to the announcement by tweeting, “Who in the f*** is going to buy this s***?”
Unfortunately for Stassen, McCain herself caught wind of his diss. She responded by calling his comment “cruel,” then tagged Kaling, whose former sitcom, The Mindy Project, had Stassen as a producer and director. The TV series ended in 2017, and while Stassen continues to work closely with former Mindy Project star Ike Barinholtz — the lead of Stassen’s upcoming feature-length directorial debut, Happy Life — he and Kaling no longer appear to work together.
Even so, Kaling ended up in McCain’s crosshairs, with the latter tweeting, “I know we can’t be judged by everyone we work with but still.” She did clarify that she “greatly admires” Kaling.
Sad to find out that you work with someone I greatly admire (and have for a long time) @mindykaling - I know we can’t be judged by everyone we work with but still. What a cruel thing to say. And my book is for women who are judged for being conservative (among many other people). https://t.co/eTejOEVeh0— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 3, 2019
Stassen eventually deleted the tweet. Neither he not Kaling, who is promoting her update on Four Weddings and a Funeral, have commented further. Many of Kaling’s fans, however, stood up for the former Office star and criticized McCain for involving her. Another cited McCain’s past complaint about getting blamed for her husband, Ben Domenech’s, political stances.
Not Mindy's problem, Meghan.— Mimi Paragon (@CbsDann) August 3, 2019
The tweet has been deleted, but assume you tagged Mindy in attempt to get her to apologize for whatever he said or did. I’m wondering when was the last time you apologized for Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, Sean Hannity...should I go in?— 🇺🇸⚜️NanLA ⚜️🇺🇸❄️ (@NanPitre) August 3, 2019
This tweet makes it look like Mindy said something about you. People in the comments keep on asking “what did she say.” You should clarify or delete this.— Jack Roskopp (@jackroskopp) August 3, 2019
Nothing. She's just tattling because she's 12.— Zapp Brannigan 🇺🇸 (@Zapp_Branigann) August 3, 2019
So you’re judging & condemning.@mindykaling because .@davidstassen had the nerve to voice an opinion (which I believe is still legal).— Kemu (@kemu808) August 4, 2019
Don’t you get outraged when ppl hold you accountable for Ben’s opinions or vice versa? pic.twitter.com/vQfvnx0Wpi
Others accused McCain of playing the “victim card,” though she did have support from fans who criticized Stassen’s tweet and expressed their interest in her audiobook.
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