It’s the most important feud of the day!
When Megyn Kelly was invited to speak at The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment breakfast this year, she probably didn’t expect to find herself in yet another feud.
Unfortunately for the Settle for More author, that’s exactly what happened on Wednesday when she used her platform to give President-elect Donald Trump just a bit too much praise!
For some reason, Megyn had mostly only positive things to say about the sexist businessman at the otherwise fundamentally feminist gathering… which clearly left a bad taste in fellow guest Kathy Griffin‘s mouth.
In fact, the Celebrity Run-Ins writer was so disgusted by the FOX News anchor’s "high hopes" for the racist Republican that she actually flipped her off right in the middle of her speech!
So what exactly did Megyn say to spoil Kathy’s breakfast??
"What a way to end a year that really has been so much about women. From that question that I asked Donald Trump at the first GOP debate, to Hillary Clinton‘s campaign and beyond, the subject of ‘Women’ was everywhere this year… and sometimes, let’s face it, in disturbing ways.
Carly Fiorina with her mic-drop moment at that debate after Trump publicly mocked her face. Katy Tur of MSNBC, who was savaged by certain Trump supporters relentlessly for her fair coverage, but never backed down. Melania Trump, who was slut-shamed for her modeling photos, called a ‘trophy wife’ by a very well-known newspaper, but held her head high and spoke of loving America. Michelle Obama, who set the example in how to stand up for what you believe in with grace and class. And Hillary Clinton, who broke a barrier no other woman has ever done in America, and told little girls: ‘Listen up — you’re next.’"
So far so good…
"Despite the tweets and all the rest of it, there is much to admire about Donald Trump. There’s room for the loyal opposition in this country, absolutely. [But] the more we understand that and the more we understand why he won this election, the better off we’ll be. We should appeal to his best angels… and hold him to account when the little devils appear. When and if the dark forces rear their heads, we must maintain our dignity."
There it is.
We’re all for trying to unite our two parties together… but ignoring Trump’s blatant bigotry is NOT the way!!!
However, Megyn made sure to end on a high note, concluding:
"Being on the receiving end of sexism is not enjoyable. I can attest to that first-hand. And we can lament that this is still a reality of 2016 America all day long. But there’s no time for lamentations. There’s no time for wallowing. We have got to get to work. To do better. We have to be better… We can go big in this endeavor. Like the women of Fox News who, with their stiletto shoes and nerves of steel, formed an underground army of sorts, and at great risk to their livelihoods, brought down a very powerful serial sexual harasser. Or we can go less big, like not letting ourselves be interrupted at the table.
Drink in that belief in our own limitless power. Accept the realization that we don’t have to settle for less when it comes to respect and dignity and what we deserve and can accomplish. We resolve that we will do better, and be better… that we will find a way to settle for more."
Nice plug at the end there, Meg.
Still, she definitely has a point about the number of white women in politics and entertainment in 2016!
Do U think Kathy overreacted to Megyn’s misstep?
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