Right After Interviewing Alex Jones, Megyn Kelly Got The Worst News Of Her Life!
Megan Kelly is in hot water following her decision to interview InfoWars’ host Alex Jones on Sunday, but she could’ve never predicted the most recent consequences. Kelly was expected to take the stage on Wednesday night to host the annual Promise Champions Gala, but Sandy Hook Promise – an organization that was created in memory of the 20 students and six staff members who were massacred in the 2012 school shooting in Newton, Connecticut – announced on Monday that Kelly would no longer host the event.
The decision made by Sandy Hook Promise also leaves Kelly with a huge gap in her Sunday episode, as she had planned on filming the gala to run alongside her interview with Jones. However, that plan was not meant to be as she managed to draw the ire of Sandy Hook parents, who lashed out quickly to attack Kelly for allowing Jones’ ideas to be heard. Kelly responded to the controversy in a statement on Friday.
“I understand and respect the decision of the event organizers but I’m of course disappointed that I won’t be there to support them on Wednesday night,” began Kelly.
“I find Alex Jones’s suggestion that Sandy Hook was ‘a hoax’ as personally revolting as every other rational person does.”
Kelly finished by explaining her intentions.
“Our goal in sitting down with him was to shine a light – as journalists are supposed to do – on this influential figure, and yes – to discuss the considerable falsehoods he has promoted with near impunity.”
But Kelly’s statement wasn’t enough to satisfy the non-profit organization.
“Sandy Hook Promise cannot support the decision by Megyn or NBC to give any form of voice or platform to Alex Jones and have asked Megyn Kelly to step down as our Promise Champion Gala host,’ said Nicole Hockley, co-Founder and Managing Director of Sandy Hook Promise. “It is our hope that Megyn and NBC reconsider and not broadcast this interview.”
Anyone can understand the importance of being tasteful when it comes to grieving a tragedy, and Kelly’s choice to combine both events was extremely misguided. Sometimes unpopular opinions need to be voiced, but it has to be the right time and place.
Maybe Kelly can take a lesson from President Trump — a man who does what he believes is RIGHT, when it’s the RIGHT TIME to do so.