Former Fox News and NBC contributer Megyn Kelly declared she and her family were leaving New York City because it has gone way too liberal for her liking.
The TV presenter—who defended blackface for Halloween and subsequently lost her multi-million-dollar contract with NBC—made her announcement about quitting New York during her podcast, The Megyn Kelly Show, on Monday.
Megyn Kelly says she's leaving New York City, cites "far-left" schools https://t.co/LtUtzshQ81 https://t.co/hWaMaw9xSl— The Hill (@The Hill) 1605727325.0
Kelly said she already pulled her kids out of their "far-left" school for going "off the deep end" ever since the killing of George Floyd sparked the "Black Lives Matter" protests.
Her sons, Edward, 11, and Thatcher Bray, 7, attended the $60,000-a-year Collegiate School in Manhattan's Upper West Side—which ranks as one of the best private schools in the country and claims to be one of the oldest.
She also said she planned to pull her 9-year-old daughter, Yardley Evans, from her public school.
The turning point came when Kelly read a letter from her sons' school—written by Orleans Public Education Network Executive Director Nahliah Webber—that circulated in a parents' "diversity group" of which Kelly was a member.
The note encouraged parents to become "allies" with marginalized communities and "stay attuned to what we can do."
Kelly said of her and her husband Doug Brunt's response to the note:
"After years of resisting it, we're going to leave the city."
"The schools have always been far-left, which doesn't align with my own ideology, but I didn't really care, most of my friends are liberals, it's fine."
"I come from a Democrat [sic] family, I'm not offended at all by the ideology, and I lean center-left on some things."
"But they've gone around the bend. I mean, they have gone off the deep end."
Twitter responded to Kelly's impending departure from the city by holding the door open for her and asking if they could help her pack.
Please spare a thought for your New York City friends as they struggle to find their identity in the absence of Meg… https://t.co/kKZQWQSXhL— Matt May (@Matt May) 1605731169.0
Some suggested the failed NBC host made the announcement because she could no longer afford to stay in the city.
Daily Mail noted Kelly's decision came a few weeks after previously expressing delight over her sons' resuming in-person learning.
She told People then that schools should remain open in spite of the pandemic.
"I feel really strongly that the schools need to be back opened. Not just mine — mine are open now, so I don't need to advocate for my kids. But what is healthy for the children is for them to be in school."
"They know how to do the contact tracing [and] they've kept the schools open. I admire how well they've done the planning and the execution of it."
"And I think given the incredible dangers of keeping the schools closed when it comes to abuse, nourishment, socioeconomic status and the lack of actually getting on the Zoom or getting to the learning, the balance has completely shifted."
There has been no mention as to where Kelly plans to relocate her family.