Cringeworthy

Megyn Kelly made a gay joke on her new morning show and it really didn’t go over well

The cast of Will & Grace look less than thrilled to be interviewed by Megyn Kelly

So you’ve probably heard by now that Will & Grace is returning to NBC this week. What you may not have heard, however, is that former FOX News host Megyn Kelly launched a new morning show yesterday, and let’s just say things didn’t go over so well.

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For the pilot episode of Megyn Kelly Today, Kelly interviewed the cast of Will & Grace, who couldn’t have appeared less thrilled to be there, ahead of their big return to television.

Many people already thought it was a strange pairing given Kelly’s looooong history of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, but it got even stranger when she called for Will & Grace superfan Russell Turner to join them on stage.

Turner, a lawyer, excitedly jumped up from his seat in the audience. After he had finished hugging each of the cast members, Kelly proceeded to interview him. Her first (and only) question was: “Is it true that you became a lawyer, and became gay, because of Will?”

Related: “Will & Grace” just announced one hell of a guest star

Turner managed to laugh off the homophobic question. Unfortunately, the awkwardness didn’t stop there. Kelly then said: “I don’t know about the lawyer thing, but I think the Will & Grace thing and the gay thing is gonna work out great!”

Watch the uncomfortable moment below…

Now check out how Twitter responded to it…

 

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49 Comments

  • DCguy

    This passed for tolerance on Fox News

    • RoughRugger

      I mean, for Fox News, this is pretty much equivalent to a float in a Pride parade.

  • ChrisK

    Oh wow. That was pretty bad. The gay thing?

  • Paco

    I guess that morning show host thing isn’t going to work out so great.

  • BriBri

    Sat just about anything now days and the liberals will want to slit your throat!

    • dwes09

      Notice how to an average regressive (below average intelligence clearly) condescension, lameness and outright ignorance becomes “SAY (what I assume the dense Brian wanted to say) ALMOST ANYTHING”.
      And rather tame speculation on the nasty woman who made the statement becomes “slitting throats”!

      Regressives have a shockingly tenuous grip on reality and somehow think their imaginations change reality. It is a wonder how they even feed themselves or wipe their butts!

    • Erik

      As usual, the conservative is projecting onto liberals his/her own hunger for violence.

      Remember folks, whatever lie conservatives tell about liberals, is actually a revelation of what they have been doing, are doing, or hope to be doing. BriBri obviously wants to be slitting the throats of liberals.

    • whatsaywhat

      Bri Br is a Russian Troll. IGNORE.

  • Xzamilloh

    It looks like a bad attempt at a joke, and out of context, it does like really messed up lol. Graham, you also made a bold assertion about Megyn Kelly holding anti-LGBTQ beliefs or using that kind of rhetoric. Can you provide examples? Fox News, no doubt, but Megyn Kelly specifically, since that was the claim.

    • ChrisK

      Ha. I didn’t catch the homophobe part. She’s said some batshit crazy things as one would expect on Fox Noise but I’ve never heard her say anything homophobic. She was an actor playing a part.

    • dunwoodyjoey

      Honest to god. Gay folks have ignored or overlooked stupid comments for decades. Big so what? Does she really have a gay son?

    • Xzamilloh

      Now, admittedly, she used her platform in the past and indirectly gave credence to garbage like Tony Perkins, but I have seen her hold anti-gay trolls accountable as well. But of course, being on Fox News, there’s a narrative to keep and you can’t go too far over. I bet the majority of Fox News viewers still don’t know Shep Smith is gay lmao

    • dwes09

      Some gay people have overlooked ignorance, others have not. But you imply that overlooking ignorance somehow casts aspersions on those who choose to recognize and comment on it. I find that odd and disingenuous.

  • mhoffman953

    Megyn Kelly was terrible at Fox and now she’s going to continue being terrible at NBC

  • Rock Star

    My gay thing is shrinking from that str8 thing comment. I am always ready to forgive sans murder or other atrocious crimes, but after watching the show she has a long way to go. Her previous treatment of gay rights is quite spotty and filled with contradictions and her support of staunchly anti LGBTQ organizations is a matter of record.

  • Josh447

    To be that cynical and pointedly negative and demeaning well, she just lost a potential large part of an audience. She’ll be gone soon.

  • metta

    I think people are being too touchy. It was ok. I have heard a lot worse.

    • Sam6969

      True

    • DCguy

      We’ve all heard worse, the point is, we’ve all heard better. The point was that she is being paid 17 million a year because she was supposedly this amazing broadcaster, and she isn’t doing a good job of it.

    • miserylovedme24

      As always, people are taking a dumb joke and making it out to be more than it is. I’m tired of it.

  • RIGay

    Perhaps NBC should view John Oliver’s montage to Megyn Kelly before giving her another show…

    I certainly wanted to hurl after watching it. Either she is clueless about what she was told to say while at Faux News, or she is just a deplorably ignorant, blonde haired mouthpiece. Either way, she needs to go.

  • Luna1979

    Of all the shows, why the hell would the W&G cast go on hers? Oh, I’m filled with questions. Who gave her a show? Didn’t she get fired? (I live abroad. I really don’t know what’s going on)

    • dwes09

      Unfortunately, actors and others have to do what their publicists (or more likely in this case, what the network’s publicists) tell them to.
      They don’t set up these interviews themselves or necessarily have veto power.

    • radiooutmike

      Because Today is on NBC, MK is on Today and W&G is on NBC.
      NBC NBC NBC.

    • DCguy

      She didn’t get fired, FOX and NBC got into a bidding war over her and NBC won. Is Paying her 17 million a year. Her summer political show already tanked and they cancelled it two episodes early and now have stuck her on TODAY.

      The issue isn’t as much “Is she a bigot” ….it’s “Is this the interviewer that’s worth 17 million dollars?”

  • rbernard

    You know, I just don’t think Megyn Kelly is going to work out at NBC.

  • NateOcean

    I get it:

    When you are too incompetent to work for Fox News, you can get a job on NBC’s Today.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      Tsk tsk, she didn’t leave Fox News because of incompetence. She left because Bill O’Reilly grabbed her p****.

    • DCguy

      FOX Offered her over 10 million to stay, NBC beat their offer. When you are too incompetent to work for FOX you don’t work anywhere else. When you do REALLY well at Fox, the other networks give you a try and see if you fail or not. Which is what’s happening here.

      But the fact that you had to lie about this is interesting.

    • NateOcean

      Hah, ha. Not so much a “lie” but too point out that NBC is settling for “sloppy seconds” from Fox’s Megyn Kelly.

  • wmca_goodguys

    “Kelly Megyn” is an outright sad “joke” in her new show. This episode was dreadful.

  • Terrycloth

    I watched the entire show. .Borrring….she’s about as interesting as a piece of toast..the cast of W&G I felt sorry for each actor got maybe a question and that’s it. Poor guy in the audience big W&G fan I would have called Megan out on the gay thing or Sean Hayes should’ve said gay thing ..what does that even mean Megan ? I watched enough there’s better programs I’ll pass

  • jsmu

    Let’s see. Peroxided bitchKUNT wh*re passes sell-by date on Faux Noise; NBC is stupid enough to hire her; bitchKUNT manages to parade her ugly homophobia on her very first show. Hmmm. Sounds like a new hit, doesn’t it?
    And, by the way, bitchKUNT, that color makes you look even worse than usual! :)

  • mikeTigg

    Only one word describes this abortion of a show. Oy!

  • Heywood Jablowme

    “Santa Claus is white! He just is!” – Megyn Kelly

    Fake news. How did she prove that? Did she meet Santa?

  • radiooutmike

    Well she is certainly revealing that it was not a schtick on Fox. Like right after she left Fox, many were saying, “Oh, now we’ll see the real Megyn…” And yes, yes we are.

  • Dakotahgeo

    Another stupid blond hair dyed bimbo!

  • Goddess24

    I didn’t think her comment was at all offensive. I think she was trying to be funny, but putting a spin on stereotypical things that have been in the past. Her body language was playful the entire time.

    • Josh447

      And you bought your extra thick rose colored glasses where?

  • rockland2u

    so, from her comments, i presume she “became” white, so she could be a racist? or maybe she became “blonde” so she could become dense? i mean really, enough with stereo-types. as a professional she should have thought thru questions instead of “winging” inappropriate comments. jeez gurl, pull it together, i have to hope it was a sad example of how she feels her judgement is normalized and OK, and NOT an intentional slam. either way she doesn’t have to worry about being asked to do another interview, outside her narrow purview

    • rockland2u

      would have come off better, had she commented “we understand will has been a role model for you both personally AND professionally, including becoming a lawyer yourself” i mean you don’t (become) gay, (you just embrace it)

  • OzJosh

    There’s no surprise in Kelly being an ignoramus. To me the shocking thing is that all four Will and Grace actors – four people whose wealth and fame they owe entirely to a loyal gay following – sat there and apparently said nothing.

    • Griff_Greymuzzle

      THIS. She’s a fukking idiot. It’s expected. But she SHOULD be called out on it, live, on tv. Sure, they were on a mind numbing press binge, but… at least ask her how “that straight thing” is working out for her? SOMEthing?

  • QGridster64

    #TeapotTempest

    Good lord people. After I read this I was expecting something more; maybe some virulent inflection, or surly facial expressions… It was actually kind of funny.

    So maybe instead of making such a fuss next time you should just toughen up a little bit. You’ll never make it through life if that little bit gets your panties in a bunch!

  • Buie

    Well, I don’t think this Megyn wants to be a legit TV journalist thing is going to work out. Maybe they have an opening at WKKK.

  • DCguy

    I get what Kelly was trying to do. I really don’t think she meant it in a bigoted way. My issue, if I worked for NBC would be……”You’re paying her 17 million dollars and she can’t even land a simple joke without seeming bigoted and bringing the segment to a halt?!”

    I think MEgyn’s and NBC’s problem is, she was fine when she was being direct, abrasive, pushing FOX’s line, attacking people and all of that. The audience over at FOX, a bunch of old men who get off on seeing a younger blonde parrot their opinions LOVED her. But the issue is, She’s trying to reinvent herself as this soft, touchy feelie morning show person and she is doing a lousy job of it.

    At this point she should just look at her bank account, smile, and figure she’s got a nice nest egg if they fire her in the next few months.

  • frankcar1965

    Is it me or does she look like a porn chick? She has that “hard” look like she’s been banged relentlessly. I originally actually thought she was some porn performer who went to the other side hoping to redeem herself.

  • Rock Star

    Oh, I don’t know whatever, she really doesn’t come off as a like-able thing, but it’s her thing to not think before talking and she appears quite nervous and uncomfortable in her new role as a middle murica mom folks could relate to. Katie Couric is more personable and genuine that’s my choice. But she’s stuck on Yahoo I believe. Gosh, now I’m rambling….Or you could just replace her with a deer and a headlight. Nasty but true.

  • alanballs

    U. S. TV programming at its best (or worst?)….yes, programming its sheeple, dumbing them down to extraordinarily low levels, to up their control game. It’s working well.

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