If some on the right weren't so obsessed with her, would she even be noticed anymore? I am not claiming that, I am asking. I don't follow popular culture that much, so maybe she is a big deal that people are paying attention to. Yet the only times I read about her are on right-wing sites making critical (and sometimes vile) comments about her. I used to think that no one would notice Pat Robertson at all if it weren't for liberals tracking his comments to show that all conservatives were dangerous fools. Is the same thing happening here?
As for the vile comments, they often focus on her appearance. I suspected if she were a TV-visible person at all she couldn't look that bad, so I looked her up. Suspicions confirmed. She's not pretty by Hollywood and those unforgiving camera standards, but she certainly looks like a girl we would call cute in real life. She looks fine. The cracks about her weight are even more silly. Part of it is face-roundness, but even without that she's not enormous. She looks like a lot of other women.
Is it a personality thing that just bleeds over into appearance insults? I have no knowledge what's she's like. It strikes me that the insults are delivered not so much because they are true, but because the writer thinks they will hurt. It's low. Decent people don't say these things even if they're true, and they certainly don't go looking for people to demean for their appearance. When that appearance isn't actually so objectionable, it all seems very primitive and mean.