Megyn Kelly Rips Hollywood After Oscars Tank: ‘How’s All That Incessant, Insufferable Woke, Depressing Lecturing…Going?’

On Monday, following the news that the broadcast of the Oscars had plunged to a record low in ratings, former Fox News anchor and current podcast host Megyn Kelly had some choice words for Hollywood, tweeting, “How’s all that incessant, insufferable woke, depressing lecturing via film, interviews, social media & at the actual, awful awards show going, Hollywood?”

Kelly hasn’t backed away from slamming Hollywood before. Last Halloween, leftist publication The Nation tweeted an attack targeting her, writing, “A reminder to @megynkelly: Blackface is not okay. Ever.”

The Nation linked to an article in their publication by The Nation’s “justice correspondent” columnist Elie Mystal, who wrote in a column titled “Some Advice for White People on Halloween“:

There is scholarship available for people who really don’t understand why blackface is offensive. The practice comes from shows designed to dehumanize people with dark skin. The truth is out there for the Megyn Kellys of the world, and people who refuse to learn the history of this offensive practice deserve no sympathy for their willful ignorance. Blackface is racist by definition: There is no exception for white people who claim they don’t mean it that way. There is no dispensation for white people who claim to do it as an “homage” to some character or celebrity. The color of a person’s skin is never their most essential or defining feature. People who wear blackface are self-identifying as prejudiced, no matter how racist-bone-free they claim to be.

Kelly — taking note that the article mentioned her despite the fact that she had never worn blackface, but the article somehow managed to avoid mentioning cadres of leftist celebrities and politicians (among others) who have done exactly that — fired back a blistering response: “Take it up w/Jimmy Fallon, Joy Behar, Jimmy Kimmel, Robert Downey Jr.,Ted Danson, Sarah Silverman, Justin Trudeau, Julianne Hough… I could go on but why bother? Ur dishonest click bait headline only chose me (who has never worn BF) so ppl might actually read your sh*tty pub.”

In January 2018, Jane Fonda complained that Kelly had asked her about her plastic surgery, then slammed Kelly afterward, even describing her as a poor interviewer in a conversation with Variety magazine and suggesting she would come on the show again when Kelly had “learned her stuff,” as NBC reported. Kelly fired back, “And now, a word on Jane Fonda, who appears to be fixated on an exchange I had with her months ago on this show. When she first complained, publicly after the program and repeatedly, I chose to say nothing because my general philosophy is what other people think of me is none of my business. It’s time to address the ‘poor me’ routine.”

Kelly noted that Fonda had appeared on her show to promote her film about aging. Kelly continued, “Well, the truth is, most older women look nothing like Fonda, who is now 80. And if Fonda really wants to have an honest discussion about older women’s cultural face, then her plastic surgery is tough to ignore. To her credit, she has discussed her cosmetic surgery pretty much everywhere before coming on our show.”

“Apparently, when she came here, however, again, to promote her film about aging, I was supposed to discern that this subject was suddenly off limits,” Kelly continued. “Look, I gave her the chance to empower other women, young and old, on a subject which she purports to know well, and she rejected it. That’s OK. But I have no regrets about that question, nor am I in the market for a lesson from Jane Fonda on what is or is not appropriate. … After all, this is a woman whose name is synonymous with outrage. Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam War. Many of our veterans still call her ‘Hanoi Jane’ thanks to her radio broadcast, which attempted to shame American troops; she posed on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot-down our American pilots; she called our POWs hypocrites and liars and referred to their torture as ‘understandable.’… By the way, she still says she is not proud of America. So the moral indignation is a little much.”

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