Fox News star Megyn Kelly is on the cover of the new issue of Vanity Fair, a magazine that puts a very favorable profile on her. According to Vanity Fair, Megyn Kelly is a feminist.
“Whatever the case, Kelly has become a feminist icon of sorts—the sort who won’t actually call herself a feminist. Perhaps this is because Kelly works at Fox News, where ‘feminists’ are in the same scary category as ‘liberals’ who wage war on Christmas each year. Perhaps, as she claims, it’s because her accomplishments speak for themselves and have nothing to do with her gender.”
In the interview, Megyn Kelly describes how she couldn’t be wooed by Donald Trump.
“In the past, he would send me press clippings about me that he would just sign ‘Donald Trump.’ And he called from time to time to compliment a segment. I didn’t know why he was doing that. And then when he announced that he was running for president, it became more clear. But I can’t be wooed. I was never going to love him, and I was never going to hate him,” Megyn Kelly claims.
Her interview has garnered mixed reviews. Perhaps, as another example of misogyny, some people have concentrated more on her looks than her interview. In the comments section after an Us Weekly article on Megyn Kelly’s interview, commenters were nasty.
“Wow, talk about Photoshop! And Megyn Kelly claims to be a woman’s right’s activist. What a hypocrite,” claims Ted Lopez.
“Who is that women [sic] on the cover? She looks like a Photoshop drone who was replaced with an alien hand. Someone, please get this lady to a plastic surgeon ASAP,” claims Lars McDonald.
The comments on an article that appeared on Entertainment Weekly’s site about Megyn Kelly’s Vanity Fair interview were just as nasty.
“1. Be sure to ask her why she talked about her husband’s penis size on national radio. Isn’t that what ho’s do? 2. How much plastic surgery?” asks @GoldBus.
“Megyn Kelly is an over-the-hill has-been who is afraid people will see all of her wrinkles. That’s why the cover is so full of Photoshop,” comments @BrishnaKentuck.
Twitter isn’t very forgiving of Megyn Kelly either.
Why did Vanity Fair Photoshop this alien's hand onto Megyn Kelly's face pic.twitter.com/eJQhNEBSam
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) January 4, 2016
— Small Dic repub (@Repub_moral_cop) January 5, 2016
It seems as if older woman are being judged by their looks rather than their accomplishments. And when older women try to challenge the idea, they are told that they deserve what they get for making it all about their looks in the first place. Just ask Carrie Fisher, who has been shamed for her “old” body in the new Star Wars and shamed even more by conservative critics such as Bill O’Reilly.
Megyn Kelly hasn’t commented yet on the Carrie Fisher debacle, but you can bet she will. In the meantime, you can expect Kelly to continue her attacks against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. On her show Monday night, Kelly interviewed three people who survived the Benghazi attacks in 2012, and they don’t come off as very complimentary towards Hillary Clinton.
Megyn Kelly’s ratings have increased from year to year, and many people think she could finally overtake Bill O’Reilly in the overall ratings this year. Are you a fan of Megyn Kelly? Tell us why or why not in the comments section.
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