Meghan McCain responds to criticism of "naked" adPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Meghan McCain has gone "naked" for a public service announcement about the importance of wearing sunscreen.
While the PSA is raising eyebrows because McCain and other celebrities in it appear to be nude, the ad has drawn vulgar jokes from conservative radio host Glenn Beck.
On Wednesday's Glenn Beck Program, Beck and his co-hosts made fun of the ad, and Beck repeatedly pretended to vomit while looking at McCain in the ad.
"Just try to imagine John McCain naked, with long blond hair -- it's tough," Beck said. "Maybe she should wear a burqa."
The comments first raised the ire of McCain's mom, Cindy McCain, who tweeted, "I'm so glad Glenn Beck is leaving Fox. Enough vitriol and hate. Glenn you are no rodeo clown. They are decent and nice. You aren't."
On Thursday, Meghan McCain fired back in an open letter on The Daily Beast.
"Dear Mr. Beck, I am writing to thank you for helping me spread the word about a serious condition," McCain wrote. "There really is no need to make something like my participation in a skin-cancer PSA into a sexist rant about my weight and physical appearance."
Valley physician Greg Allen, who founded the skin cancer awareness group Shun the Sun, said Beck's derogatory comments miss the whole point of the PSA
"They don't mention that skin cancer is the No. 1 form of cancer," he said.
You can watch McCain's PSA and read her full response to Beck at TheDailyBeast.com.