Fox News host Megyn Kelly has criticized another presidential candidate, and this time it is Democratic presidential contender, Hillary Clinton. The journalist appeared very disappointed with Clinton’s comments regarding Lenny Kravitz’s wardrobe malfunction during her recent interview with Lena Dunham.
— E! Online (@eonline) September 30, 2015
Dunham invited the Democratic presidential candidate for an interview as part of her project called Lenny Letter, an email newsletter. Because of the title of Dunham’s latest venture, the former Secretary of State joked that she thought it was an interview with Kravitz. Clinton had no idea that the award-winning artist had a wardrobe malfunction in an August 3 concert until Dunham asked the Democratic presidential candidate if she had seen the video footage (NSFW) of the “penisgate.” During his performance at the Gröna Lund theme park in Stockholm, the crotch of the leather pants Kravitz was wearing that time tore, flashing his private part and it was caught on camera. Kravitz dubbed the incident “penisgate.”
In the 30-second video clip posted on the website, Funny or Die, Dunham joked that “his stuff fell off” and Clinton with a straight face said: “Do you think I could get that?”
Although the former Secretary of State missed “that,” she played along with her interviewer and showed interest in the video.
The Girls star replied that it is actually on YouTube. “Okay, good, I’ll look for that,” the presidential candidate joked.
Kelly told Joanna Coles, editor for Cosmopolitan magazine, that the interview was not “fitting for a presidential candidate,” expressing her disappointment towards the remarks Clinton made on the wardrobe malfunction video.
In an interview with Page Six, the Fox News host, clearly not impressed with the clip said: “I don’t think that it necessarily serves Clinton to talk about Kravitz’s, you know… “
“You’re still trying to convince people to see me as your president. It’s a tough balance between being relatable and showing a softer side, and still maintaining the dignity of the office that you seek.”
Kelly was also known for condemning Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his stance on illegal immigrants and for his treatment of women. Their dispute started when the journalist helped moderate the GOP debate. Afterwards, Trump dissed Kelly calling her “lightweight.” Back in August, the Fox News host slammed The Donald once again for his immigration plans, which led the Republican candidate to tweet that Kelly “was off her game.”
Donald Trump is back to bashing Megyn Kelly: “She is really off her game” http://t.co/oRTy8mCGQo
— New York Post (@nypost) August 25, 2015
The unfortunate “penisgate” incident was not the only topic the two ladies tackled. In another brief preview released earlier this week, Dunham asked Clinton if she considers herself a feminist to which the presidential candidate replied, “I’m a feminist, and I say it whenever I’m asked.” She said it “means that we believe women have the same rights as men, politically, culturally, socially, economically.”
They also talked about personal matters like Clinton’s background and discussed student loan debt, although they did not cover more controversial topics like Clinton’s email scandal and Benghazi.
Promoting her Lenny Letter on EW Radio, Dunham shared some juicy details about her interview with Clinton, which will premiere on September 29. Lenny Letter is “an email newsletter from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner that covers feminism, style, health, politics, friendship, and everything else.”
“We talked about a range of issues, both political and personal, and it was probably the best hour of my life,” the actress said. “She is, for lack of better words, a down-a** chick.”
However, Clinton and Dunham’s dialogue about Kravitz was excluded from the text of the interview on Elle, Cosmopolitan and LennyLetter.
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