Nothing is worse than Megyn Kelly awkwardly making ‘gay jokes’ in the morning

I stopped watching morning TV at some point this year. By that I mean, I get up so early now (#BloggerLyfe) that I only catch about 20 minutes of MSNBC’s early, early show with Ayman Mohyeldin, who I love. I don’t even watch Morning Joe anymore, and I certainly don’t watch Today. I’m not going to watch Today ever again either – I made that pact to myself as soon as NBC gave Megyn Kelly that huge contract to interview right-wing conspiracy theorists without fact-checking their claims. Megyn’s big debut on the 9 am hour of Today started this week. And apparently, she sucks in the morning too. Quelle surprise.

One of Megyn’s first tasks on Monday was to interview the cast of Will & Grace, and try to gracefully “surprise” them with a super-fan who was dying to meet them. The W&G actors were perfectly lovely to this guy. Megyn treated this guy like he “became gay” because he watched Will & Grace.

Megyn Kelly kicked off her heavily promoted NBC morning show on Monday with a bit of synergy for network peer Will & Grace — and an awkward joke that left some online scratching their heads. During a segment with the cast of Will & Grace — including stars Debra Messing, Will McCormack, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally — Kelly invited a superfan of the groundbreaking comedy named Russel Turner to meet his television idols. “Is it true that you became a lawyer — and you became gay — because of Will?” Kelly asked in a joking manner. Turner responded in good humor: “I look at Will Truman, I’m like, ‘He has it made’: lawyer, best apartment in New York City, and gay?” he quipped. “Come on, trifecta.”

Kelly then revealed her show was awarding Turner two free tickets to a live Will & Grace taping in Los Angeles, an announcement which left the fan and the audience giddy with excitement. Said Kelly as the crowd applauded: “I think the Will & Grace thing and the gay thing is going to work out great!”

[From EW]

You can watch the clip below. It’s clear that with the first comment – “you became gay” – was said in a tongue-and-cheek manner, although there were probably much better jokes to be made – especially with Debra Messing and Eric looking at Megyn like “How the f–k did we end up on GOP Barbie’s couch again?” But the second comment about “the gay thing” – my God. Honestly, though, I’m laughing. I’m laughing AT Megyn and I’m laughing AT NBC. They were so dumb to give her that huge contract and whoever thought “let’s put this chick on a morning show” really needs to lose their job.

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  1. Indiana Joanna says:

    I won’t watch her ever because of her constant waffling amounting to nothing. I did see one of her commercials before the debut and the treacly stupidity of her self promotion was irritating.

  2. Neelyo says:

    Has anyone seen the commercials promoting her show? She’s all smiles and laughter. The first shot is her shaking the child of a black child and all I could think was that she was telling the child that Santa Claus was white.

    I hope she bombs big time.

  3. Reef says:

    This is going to be an epic failure. She has neither the warmth, compassion, or sense of humor to pull a morning show off. She’s pretty, blonde, and smart but soulless and it shines through.

    • TQB says:

      Agree, some people are the right type for the talk show thing, and some just ARE NOT. Not everyone is Ellen or Oprah. That’s OK. I think of Kelly doing this and it strikes me as if I tried to do it – I’d be AWFUL. I’m smart and interesting but terrible at engaging with people and getting them to open up. I put people on edge, not at ease. (Fortunately I married a guy who is totally disarming to everyone so we do get invited to parties!)

    • someone says:

      I work from home and keep the tv on for background noise. I have always left the Today Show on for the whole morning followed by the local NBC news at 11am. Today was the first day I actually had to flip channels and see what else is on in the morning since I couldn’t even make 1 hour with her.

      Big mistake NBC!!

    • BlueSky says:

      Agreed. I feel sorry for all the NBC talent that are going to be forced to go on her stupid show. She has all the warmth and compassion of a copperhead. Sorry to all the copperheads that will be offended by this post

    • MC2 says:

      Yea- she reminds me of the Skeksis from The Dark Crystal. Her telling that guy to “come over here, no, come over HERE.” Showed her lack of warmth & anxiety to a tee. Common enemy time is done……. She is a complacent, and has been an active, supporter of bigotry, sexism, homophobia & racism. If you are not gay or an ally then you don’t get to make the jokes. I’ll get some schadenfreude from her failure & I would bet all my chips this is going to worse then Chevy Chase.

      • Vanessa says:

        All of these comments are so on point. The show promos trying to make her relatable were cringe worthy. She’s not funny. She’s not charismatic. They fired poor Ann Curry, but expect us to sit through an entire hour of this? I hope NBC corrects the mistake quickly, because I really enjoy the rest of the show. Bring back Al Roker and Jenna Bush.

      • Patty says:

        Yes. I actually really enjoyed Jenna Bush! She’s funny and charismatic.

  4. Ela says:

    For her Christmas specials, hope the producers hire a black Santa.

    Never forget this was a woman who called a 15 year old girl in a bikini, sat upon by a cop, ‘no angel’. No compassion for a frightened teen caught in a scary situation.

    • Betsy says:

      Okay. I’d watch the very special Christmas episode in which we try to teach MeGYN that black people are people, too.

  5. Allie B says:

    Will she have a black Santa on this holiday season? What if Al Roker dresses as Santa? Will she make a disclaimer that this is only pretend and that the real Santa is white? She is the worst word that I can think of for a person. -_- I wish that major networks would stop normalizing these baboons.

  6. Lolo86lf says:

    I would never watched Megyn Kelly. She sold her soul to the devil when she worked at Fox News and friends. She was consistently siding with racism and bigotry to keep her bosses at Fox happy.

  7. Alix says:

    Messing’s and McCormack’s expressions in that shot are priceless!

  8. Lorelai says:

    “The gay thing is going to work out great”

    I can’t even…

  9. JC says:

    She’s a viper in human form. There was always an element of desperation in her brittle, staccato delivery. There’s something so satisfying about the smell of desperation in the morning.

  10. Nicole says:

    LORD. Why in the world did they give her THIS cast. I’m sure Debra had to hold herself back from something snarky. This is so cringey and offensive.

  11. hindulovegod says:

    The lesson is that at Fox, mediocrity looks like competence. Put a Fox host with actual talent, and the mediocrity becomes hard to ignore. Megyn can’t conduct a competent interview. She isn’t lively or fun. She hid it with increasingly ridiculous and out of touch racism and prejudice. Take that away, and you don’t have much left.

    • Deering24 says:

      And as her other ghastly NBC show proved, she can’t pick good stories to save her life. I will swear on a stack of Bibles some network angel put her up against 60 MINUTES for one hellacious compare/contrast.

  12. happyoften says:

    It boggles that ANYONE thought this would be a good idea. If a person needs a heaping cup of heartlessness before they set out into the world, they’ve already tuned to Fox.

    • Esmom says:

      I know. I’m astonished at how Kelly is being normalized. And Ellen reaching out to her just doesn’t compute. I hate everything.

  13. littlemissnaughty says:

    Wow. … Haha?

    So we’re pretending she wasn’t a vile racist/bigot/misogynist on Fox for years? Okay then. NBC can suck it.

    • lala says:

      So much this. I posted a link below where Last Week Tonight rips her new one about being a “unifying force”. NBC is totally trying to whitewash her horrible Fox News past.

  14. adastraperaspera says:

    New and Improved Plastic Barbie. Just click which ideology you want and pull the string. Voila! She will say or do anything you want. Any appearance by this vile person deserves only one thing — a boycott.

  15. M.A.F. says:

    So, the way I understand it the 8 am hour is with Matt and whoever his co-host is, 9am is with Megyn (as I a fellow Megan, I loath this spelling even though I am sure there is a reason) and 10 am is with Hoda and Kathy, yes?

  16. homeslice says:

    Her smug is strong. I am positive her show will bomb, just like the evening one did. Buh Bye, Megyn!

  17. lala says:

    John Oliver completed shredded her about her new show on Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight. Enjoy.

    • Applecore says:

      That was so awesome! My mouth literally dropped when she told a kid that Santa was definitely white. I figured she must be awful since she part of Fox but omg those clips revealed that she’s a total trash person.

  18. Deering24 says:

    The fact that NBC canned/demoted Tamron Hall for this Republitrix snake is bad enough. But if she had succeeded, Lester Holt would have been the next to go. She was the next Barbara Walters, for sure, y’know…:p