Well, it’s official. Megyn Kelly is now an easy, breezy, APOLITICAL daytime talk show host!
The journalist made her Today Show debut on Monday, making it clear she was pivoting from politics to human interest pieces.
For the past few weeks, NBC‘s promotional campaign has touted the Megyn Kelly Today host as a “unifying force” in a time of social and political divisiveness.
On Sunday, Last Week Tonight aired a low-light reel showing some of Kelly’s most Fox News-y moments from her years on the cable news channel — and most of those comments about religion, Black Lives Matter, and white Santa would NOT fly over at NBC!
Ch-ch-check it out (below)!
Sadly, the new, non-political daytime Kelly wasn’t much of an improvement, according to viewers on Twitter.
Standing firm that she would NOT be discussing Donald Trump, the TV personality kicked off her debut hour discussing the death of her father, then giving an awkwardly stiff interview with the Will & Grace cast.
Those who witnessed the debut episode said it left much to be desired — and quite a few viewers made it clear they would much rather tune in to NBC’s Tamron Hall over the former political pundit:
If you’re not watching Megyn Kelly’s morning debut right now . . . It’s one of the more mortifying things I’ve seen in a while
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Richard Lawson (@rilaws) September 25, 2017
“Megyn Kelly Today” so far feels like this silent scream of smiling at fellow guests while wanting to leave a terrible dinner party.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Omar L. Gallaga (@omarg) September 25, 2017
We don’t need another talk show with this Fox News person. That is how she will always be regarding. Mistake by NBC. Megyn Kelly will fail
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Marina Jason (@marinagypsygirl) September 25, 2017
I wonder if anyone at NBC knelt down during the Megyn Kelly open for oppressed Tamron Hall.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) September 25, 2017
Will YOU be tuning in to Megyn Kelly Today?