Megyn Kelly should’ve realized this was gonna end badly for her.
As you surely know, the blonde journalist has been facing quite a bit of splash back for her decision to interview controversial conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. In case you were unaware, the InfoWars host has publicly expressed his doubts that the Sandy Hook massacre ever happened as he believes the violent incident was faked by Barack Obama with child actors. WHAT???
So it’s no wonder the victims’ families are incredibly upset over Miz Kelly’s decision to give Mr. Jones airtime. In fact, in response to the 46-year-old’s slated sit down with Jones, Sandy Hook Promise has asked Megyn to step down as emcee for their annual “Promise Champions Gala” on June 14 in Washington D.C.
For those who don’t know, SHP is one of the leading gun prevention organizations in the country. The non-profit announced in a statement on Monday:
“This decision was spurred by NBC’s planned broadcast of Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who believes the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, was a hoax.”
Straight to the point, we like it. The organization’s cofounder, named Nicole Hockley, added:
“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. It is our hope that Megyn and NBC reconsider and not broadcast this interview.”
You listening, Megyn?? To make matters worse, advertisers are contemplating whether they should pull advertising from Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly. J.P. Morgan Chase has already pulled their local TV and online advertisements from NBC until after Kelly’s sit down with the conspiracy theorist airs.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.’s CMO Kristin Lemkau also made her thoughts on Megyn’s upcoming interview perfectly clear as she wrote on Twitter:
As an advertiser, I’m repulsed that @megynkelly would give a second of airtime to someone who says Sandy Hook and Aurora are hoaxes. Why? https://t.co/luwyCwP7Ti
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kristin Lemkau (@KLemkau) June 12, 2017
Yikes. Ironically, even Jones is pissed about the interview as he wants the interview canceled too. He expressed online:
In short: no one wants this interview to hit the airwaves anytime soon. Hopefully, the TV personality realizes this before it’s too late!
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