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.
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?”
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…
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) September 25, 2017
Now check out how Twitter responded to it…
And the award for most cringeworthy talk show debut goes to.. Megyn Kelly for asking a Will & Grace fan if the show is why they "became gay" pic.twitter.com/Ij3LjDpEox
— Steven Grossman (@stevengrossman) September 25, 2017
So Megyn Kelly’s gonna interview the cast of @WillAndGrace like she didn’t spend years making anti-LGBTQ comments on Fox News? Cool…
— Kealeen Griffin (@keltothelean) September 25, 2017
Megyn Kelly is every mom trying waaaaay to hard to "relate" to her gay son but instead just makes it waaaaay worse pic.twitter.com/dh2sSi2kVq
— Will Kellogg (@Will_Kellogg) September 25, 2017
If you're not watching Megyn Kelly's morning debut right now . . . It's one of the more mortifying things I've seen in a while
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) September 25, 2017
— #Resist (@ZaibatsuNews) September 25, 2017
For the first time in my life I'm figuring out what else is on tv in the morning besides @todayshow because of Megyn Kelly.
— Elyssa (@ElyssaK) September 25, 2017
"I think the Will & Grace thing and the gay thing are going to work out great," Megyn Kelly said to a gay W&G superfan this morning. Really.
— Kevin Fallon (@kpfallon) September 25, 2017
Megyn Kelly made her career promoting hate and fear, and now wants to rebrand herself as the bringer of optimism and hope.
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) September 25, 2017
Nothing is worse than Megyn Kelly awkwardly making ‘gay jokes’ in the morning https://t.co/cEvIHoyFic
Stop trying to make Megyn Kelly happen.
— ??Imani Gandy?? (@AngryBlackLady) September 25, 2017