Today was a big day for Megyn Kelly, and a day of “WTF was NBC thinking?” for the rest of us. At this point, the former Fox News correspondent has pissed off both liberals and far-right conservatives, the latter of which have turned their backs on her after she emerged as an opponent to Agent Orange. But that didn’t stop the peacock network from giving Kelly her own morning show, starting today. And as will shock no one, she’s already pissed people off with an ignorant comment about Will & Grace “turning” one of her audience members gay.
Yep, Monday, Sept. 25 marked the first episode of Megyn Kelly Today, the show in which one of our least favorite race-baiting and ignorant news personalities has decided to ditch the news schtick and stick to more “fun” topics.
As Entertainment Weekly reported:
To kick the series off, the host attempted a joke to indicate a change in direction. “We will be dissecting the latest tweet from President Trump,” she told her audience before knowingly backtracking: “Oh no, we will not do that. We will not be doing that. The truth is, I am kind of done with politics for now.”
Well, we’re kind of done with Megyn Kelly. For always.
No one has done a better job of indicating exactly why Kelly shouldn’t be given an ounce of screentime ever again than John Oliver, who just last night on his HBO series Last Week Tonight laid out the full case of why she should be shunned from all media. Watch it if you haven’t seen it yet:
Oh, irony! At the beginning of the above Megan Kelly video montage, she comments on our “incredibly divided” country, all to preview her new show. Then we’re treated to instance after instance of Kelly working to enact that exact result from her bully pulpit of a Fox News desk. It’s cringeworthy.
A few things you just learned:
- – LGBTs have more rights now than Christians!
- – There’s an “attempted war” on the religious right”!
- – Santa “just is white”! Jesus, too!
- – The New Black Panther Party are a serious problem!
- – All lives matter!
- – Megyn Kelly thinks she’s a journalist!
- – And the list goes on …
Now, though, after Kelly’s first day on a network show, we can add to that list: Gay shows turn people gay!
We aren’t sure how long the cast of Will & Grace — Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally — put up a fight before they relented and agreed to sit down on Kelly’s show. (Clearly with the show’s upcoming return to NBC, the network forced these four staunch liberals to stomach an hour’s worth of soul-selling.)
But people aren’t pissed about anything Kelly said to the cast (as far as we know). Instead some are up in arms about a snide, intended-to-be-funny remark she made to a Will & Grace stan named Russel. Watch it here:
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) September 25, 2017
“Is it true that you became a lawyer — and you became gay — because of Will?” Kelly asked Russel, who admittedly loved that the show’s Will was a gay attorney with a great NYC apartment. Before closing the segment — and after awarding Russel two tickets to attend a taping of the Will & Grace revamp, Kelly remarked, again trying to be funny, “I don’t know about the lawyer thing, but I think the Will & Grace thing and the gay thing is going to work out great!”
Hardy fucking har.
The truth is that Kelly remains the favorite TV personality of many a mouth-breathing Trump supporter who also — shocker! — believe that being gay is a choice. So while she thinks she’s being funny, and while we know she thinks she’s being funny (but isn’t), there are tens of thousands of people watching her show who take what Kelly says to be fact. They watch crap like this and tend to believe Megyn Kelly over a consensus of the world’s scientists.
Prolonging the ridiculous, homophobic thoughts of right-wingers in this country is never a cute look.
Then again, neither is tuning into Megyn Kelly’s new show.
Featured image courtesy of NBC