Megyn Kelly has come under fire again for her comments online against a prominent black athlete.
The former Fox News host believed it was her responsibility to add to an already ignorant position taken provided by Clay Travis in which the two poked fun at the fact that Naomi had recently withdrawn from the Wimbledon discord as well. that of the Olympics citing mental health reasons, while at the same time appearing on several magazine covers.
Ever since saying she was too introverted to speak to the media after tennis matches, Naomi Osaka started a reality show, A Barbie, and is now on the cover of the SI Swimsuit issue. https://t.co/7V2x1ofGJy
– Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) July 19, 2021
“Since saying she was too introverted to talk to the media after tennis matches, Naomi Osaka started a reality show, A Barbie, and is now on the cover of the SI swimsuit issue,” he said. Travis tweeted early Monday morning.
Megyn Kelly can’t help it
Kelly intervened with her own ignorant comment, saying “let’s not forget the cover of (and the interview in) Vogue Japan and Time Mag !.”
Osaka was franc on the importance of mental health in athletes, especially in relation to press conferences and interview questions before and after games. In a recently published article for Time magazine, Osaka says “It’s good not to be well”
“Over the past few weeks, my journey has taken an unexpected path that has taught me so much and helped me grow. I learned a few key lessons… Lesson One: You can never please everyone… Lesson Two was perhaps more rewarding: It became obvious to me that literally everyone suffers from problems related to their mental health or knows someone who has it.
Athletes around the world applauded Osaka’s feelings (because many of them felt the same) as well as his daring to be public with his own struggles and his need to walk away.
Experts like Travis and Kelly have used Osaka’s words and withdrawals as ammunition to claim the athlete is spoiled and entitled.
Pundits thought Osaka appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition was more ammunition, but quickly realized their ignorance had backfired.
In a tweet since deleted, Osaka said:
“Since you’re a journalist I would have thought you would take the time to research deadlines for magazines, if you had you would have found out that I did all of my covers last year.” Instead, your first reaction is to come up here and spit out some negativity, do better Megan.
In case Megyn Kelly is unaware, a person has the autonomy to decide what they choose to show with their own body. It is well within Osaka’s right to decide not to do a press conference for mental health reasons and later choose to do a magazine cover photo shoot.
Poor @naomiosaka blocked me by shooting me (I guess it is only hard on the courts). She apparently maintains that she turned her many b / 4 covers, publicly claiming that she was too socially anxious to deal with the press. The truth is, she just doesn’t like Qs that she can’t control. Admit it. pic.twitter.com/izyRzOrUVm
– Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) July 19, 2021
Kelly then doubled down on her ignorance by asserting that “the truth is, she just doesn’t like Qs that she can’t control.”
Osaka rightly blocked Kelly on Twitter.
Somehow these experts are going to learn, making fun of athletes for what they choose to do and what not to do with their own bodies / time will never go well for them.