After President-elect Joe Biden posted a tweet calling for unity in our deeply divided nation, former Fox News and NBC host Megyn Kelly drew intense criticism online for mocking his message using a Trump talking point.
A nation united. A nation strengthened. A nation healed. The United States of America.— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden) 1604801400.0
Written like a man who’s been in his basement for a year. https://t.co/bnP5pwprDj— Megyn Kelly (@Megyn Kelly) 1604839627.0
Kelly, who left Fox for a lucrative $69 million deal at NBC, was quickly fired for offensive on-air comments and low ratings.
Since then, she's become a podcaster and has, apparently, begun to indulge her worst journalistic impulses.
@megynkelly Stop.— Austan Goolsbee (@Austan Goolsbee) 1604850647.0
@megynkelly You are truly pathetic— Jon Favreau (@Jon Favreau) 1604850768.0
@megynkelly Maybe we should each ask ourselves how are we helping to heal the nation and get past the meanness and insults?— Matthew Dowd (@Matthew Dowd) 1604849161.0
Twitter users banded together to remind Kelly that there is a reason she is no longer in the public eye.
@megynkelly Didn’t we cancel you?— kristen johnston (@kristen johnston) 1604852779.0
@megynkelly Written like a woman who was so horrible a TV network paid her millions just to go away.— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse) 1604863730.0
@megynkelly Written like someone who's been in a basement for two years because nobody will hire her.— I Won't Back Down To Trumpism (@I Won't Back Down To Trumpism) 1604861000.0
It's hard to imagine what Kelly's problem was with such an innocuous tweet from the President-elect.
@megynkelly Written like a white lady who defends black face and was fired from NBC for her toxic comments. See h… https://t.co/bEdAKzNXY0— Social✽Fly (Gov Cuomo's #StayAtHome Girlfriend) (@Social✽Fly (Gov Cuomo's #StayAtHome Girlfriend)) 1604853536.0
@megynkelly Written like a woman who's bitter and unemployed.— M.D. Lafrance (@M.D. Lafrance) 1604858415.0
@megynkelly The hell is wrong with you?— Chuck Wendig (@Chuck Wendig) 1604857447.0
With no bosses to impress, it seems we finally get to see Kelly's true colors.
@megynkelly Ah yes, how offensive to have a president that sends uplifting and aspirational messages that try to un… https://t.co/YzxTnf1t8N— Tim Miller (@Tim Miller) 1604839856.0
@craigwash82 @megynkelly I remember the time Megyn Kelly said pepper spray was a condiment.— Sean Seeräuber (@Sean Seeräuber) 1604864999.0
@megynkelly Maybe a good time for everyone with influence to try leading by example. That means responsibility fo… https://t.co/9w2WNtumA2— ian bremmer (@ian bremmer) 1604853003.0
It was not lost on many that Kelly was also parroting a failed talking point from soon-to-be-former President Donald Trump.
@megynkelly Written like Alex Jones’ best girl. https://t.co/j1MpaB7end— Tha Gooch ❤️🦍🦞📺🎥 (@Tha Gooch ❤️🦍🦞📺🎥) 1604857342.0
@megynkelly Written like a woman who deserved being fired by her network for being a horrible human.— Fred Wellman (@Fred Wellman) 1604858041.0
Most people aren't sure where you've gone since being fired by NBC, Megyn Kelly, but they'd be perfectly fine if you stayed there and kept hot takes like this one to yourself.