Megyn Kelly’s at it again!
The failed morning show host is facing harsh criticism on social media over a tweet she wrote attacking Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris for visiting Jacob Blake, the Wisconsin man who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot seven times by police.
During her visit to Blake’s hospital room this week, Harris said she was “proud of him and how he is working through his pain.” But apparently her demonstration of empathy towards a victim of police gun violence proved too controversial for Kelly, who lashed out on Twitter with the old “Black men are sexual predators” line.
“PROUD of him?” Kelly tweeted. “He’s accused of breaking into a sleeping woman’s house, sexually assaulting her, humiliating her & later returning to harass her. Then the cops she called for help say he resisted arrest, assaulted them & went for his knife. How about a word for his victim, Senator?”
PROUD of him? He’s accused of breaking into a sleeping woman’s house, sexually assaulting her, humiliating her & later returning to harass her. Then the cops she called for help say he resisted arrest, assaulted them & went for his knife. How about a word for his victim, Senator? https://t.co/IryYbPAuf6
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) September 8, 2020
According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation, a police officer shot Blake in the back after responding to a call from a woman who said that her boyfriend wouldn’t leave her house.
Officer Rusten Sheskey opened fire on Blake, shooting him seven times as he walked to his car. Inside the car was a knife. The knife was not in Blake’s possession or even within arm’s reach. And the shooting was witnessed by Blake’s three children.
The sexual assault Kelly seems to be referring to are allegations made against Blake earlier in the year that have absolutely nothing to do with him being shot by police in front of his children or with Harris telling him she was “proud” of how he was “working through the pain” of being paralyzed.
Of course, Kelly has never been known for ability to understand nuance or report facts. Also, she’s racist. These three things combined may help to explain her inability to separate a Black man’s alleged criminal past with him being shot by police seven times in front of his kids in an unrelated matter.
Twitter wasn’t having any of her bullsh*t.
Megyn Kelly doesn’t think you should be proud of anyone who fights through the pain of being shot seven times. Innocent until proven guilty only applies to Trump and other white ppl for Karens like her.
— jonah jill (@jonah_jill) September 8, 2020
White supremacists weaponize false accusations of sexual assault to smear men of color all the time. That’s why Trump falsely accused the Central Park 5 of rape and paid the New York Times to publicly call for their brutal executions. Except they weren’t even men. They were kids.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) September 8, 2020
Donald trump is accused of sexually assaulting dozens of women and raping E. Jean Carroll, who is still waiting for him to submit his DNA.
trump was not SHOT IN THE BACK 7 times. How about a word for his MANY victims, Megyn? https://t.co/CB2yEZtpyo
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 8, 2020
You know what? I am starting to think that the lady who once accused Barrack and Michelle Obama sharing a ‘terrorist fist jab’ just may have a thing about black folks.
— ZukiRex (@ZukiRex) September 8, 2020
Megyn Kelly is always trending ‘cause of some racist bullshit. She’s really got nothing better to do with her life than this. pic.twitter.com/pDO2ekXjkT
— Shamar English (@english_shamar) September 8, 2020
When Megyn Kelly purports to stand for victims’ rights, please recall that she knew Roger Ailes was a sexual assailant and did nothing to warn the other women at Fox News.
And, of course, she’s been racist forever.
— Litsa Dremousis (@LitsaDremousis) September 8, 2020
There were 4-5 ways to de-escalate the situation. Police could have tackled, blocked entry to driver door, etc. He may be a criminal but he should have simply been arrested.
— @StreetCred2018 (@StreetCred2017) September 8, 2020
You’re a journalist, Megyn. Do better. Sen. Harris said, according to the press release put out by his lawyer, that she is proud of him for how he working through his pain, his injury.
— Nina #WearAMask 💃🏻 (@Ladi_Nina) September 8, 2020
Every time we are making a list of the worst human beings on the planet, Megyn Kelly is like “Don’t forget about me.”
Don’t worry Megyn, we know who you are!
— Josh (@Venti__Poet) September 8, 2020
Interestingly, this is actually the second time Kelly has attacked Blake on Twitter. The first time was last month when she falsely claimed he was “armed” with a “KNIFE” when he was gunned down.
“Jacob Blake was armed with a KNIFE when cops shot him says Wisconsin AG,” Kelly lied.
Jacob Blake was armed with a KNIFE when cops shot him says Wisconsin AG https://t.co/Q3xbwgUtfJ
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) August 27, 2020
Weird, huh? It’s almost like she has some sort of personal issue with this guy.