Megyn Kelly has been keeping a relatively low profile since losing her hosting job gig on NBC for Megyn Kelly Today over blackface controversy last year. That all changed Tuesday afternoon, however, when the former Fox News anchor began trending on Twitter over a perceived attack on comedian and Wreck-It Ralph star Sarah Silverman.
It all started on Monday, when Silverman responded to a tweet from Donald Trump which mocked Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) after she announced that she was running for president in 2020. Trump had yet again made inaccurate remarks about climate change by pointing out that Klobuchar talked about combating “global warming” (a misleading term in itself) while “standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures.”
“No point in explaining how mind blowingly stupid this tweet is so I’m just gonna go with F*CK YOU, and also add that you are a smelly penis hole with balls that touch water,” Silverman fired back in a charged retweet. “Eat sh*t, you greedy twat.”
By the following day the Fox News crowd had begun buzzing about Silverman’s foul-mouthed but otherwise not unreasonable tweet, which was when Kelly felt the need to weigh in. “This woman wants to star in children’s movies produced by Disney,” she tweeted. “And just did, in Ralph Breaks the Internet,” she added in parenthesis.
Well, if anyone knows anything about basic decency and good taste it’s obviously Megyn “Santa just is white” Kelly, who — again — was fired from a high-profile hosting gig for defending blackface.
Taking all of that into consideration, her tweet went over about as well as you’d imagine it would, with many — including comedian and occasionally foul-mouthed Ratatouille star Patton Oswalt — pointing out that comedians regularly voice kid-friendly animated characters despite having adult standup material.
Silverman responded shortly after, and although she could have piled on with everyone else, decided instead to take the high road.
“It’s true! I am a blue explicit often political comedian and also love doing voices for children,” she wrote back. “I know it’s easier if people are one thing but no one is, not even you! We all have many sides and I think that’s OK.”
Take a seat, Megyn, until your non-compete allows you to slither back to Fox News.