Megyn Kelly Under Fire for Upcoming Alex Jones Interview


In the latest episode of "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" the host has yet again chosen to take on another newsmaker.

This time, host Megyn Kelly is sitting down with "Infowars" host and Sandy Hook denier Alex Jones.

Jones has been outspoken of his views on the tragic elementary school shooting that left 26 people dead--calling the event a hoax.

Critics are saying that by giving him this screen-time, it legitimizes his views.

Nelba Marquez-Greene, mother of one of the six-year-old victims says the exposure allows his followers to harass her and other families.

"You can't just put him in a box and say he's just a character. He's really hurting people."

Last year, a man in New York City was put on probation after harassing the sister of a killed Sandy Hook teacher, shouting at her saying the shootings never happened.

JPMorgan Chase chief marketing officer Kristin Lemkau tweeted that she was "repulsed" Kelly was giving Jones any airtime.

Conservative writer on the website Red State, Andrea Kutz says she doesn't understand what Kelly's thinking is with her guest list.

“I'm a news and politics-engaged individual, but I don't care to watch interviews with liars of either Putin's or Jones's ilk. These interviews aren't interesting even in the abstract.” 

Beyond the criticism, Kelly is facing more repercussions for the interview that hasn't even aired yet.

She was set to emcee the Sandy Hook Promise gala Wednesday in Washington DC, however the gun violence prevention organization saying she will no longer host.

“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.”

The Sandy Hook Promise gala is meant to honor people from across the country for their work in violence and gun violence prevention.

All proceeds raised at the benefit will help fund violence prevention programs to homes, schools, and communities in the United States.  

Even Alex Jones is not happy with the interview tweeting:

He also wants you to know that he was NOT attracted to Megyn Kelly AT ALL, saying she was:

"Not feminine, cold and robotic. I felt zero attraction."


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