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?”

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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…