Naomi Osaka on the cover of Twitter beef magazine, Megan Kelly

Noami Osaka has defended her appearances on magazine covers after being accused of flaunting her brand since withdrawing from Roland Garros and Wimbledon due to mental health issues.

Conservative commentator Megyn Kelly called out the tennis star on social media for appearing on magazine covers like the Sports Illustrated 2021 swimsuit issue, although she said she was focusing on her mental health.

The exchange on Twitter began when Kelly took criticism from Osaka on the front of magazines after refusing to speak to the media at Roland Garros.

Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from Roland Garros after winning her first round match. (Getty)

The former Fox host responded to a tweet from conservative commentator Clay Travis which read, “Since saying she was too introverted to talk to the media after tennis matches, Naomi Osaka has started a talk show. reality show, a Barbie, and is now on the cover of The SI Swimsuit Problem.”

Kelly, shared the tweet and added, “Let’s not forget the cover of (and the interview in) Vogue Japan and Time Mag!”

Osaka got wind of it and responded to Kelly by explaining that she shot her magazine covers last year, ahead of her high-profile exit from Roland Garros.

“Since you’re a journalist, I would have assumed you would take the time to research magazine delivery times. If you had, you would have found out that I did all my covers last year,” he said. she writes. to Kelly on Twitter.

“Instead, your first reaction is to jump in here and spit negativity, better do Megyn.”

Following the response, 23-year-old Osaka blocked Kelly, triggering this from the reporter.

Osaka sprays champagne during her champion’s photo call after winning the 2021 Australian Open. (Getty)

“Poor @naomiosaka blocked me shooting me (I guess she’s only tough on the courts),” Kelly wrote in a tweet. “She apparently maintains that she turned her many b/4 covers by publicly saying she was too socially anxious to deal with the press. The truth is she just doesn’t like the Qs she can’t not control. Admit it.”

The two-time US Open and Australian Open champion landed the cover of SI Swimsuit Issue along with two other cover stars. She also graced the cover of Vogue Japan’s August issue and graced the cover of Vogue Hong Kong’s July 2021 digital issue.

The world No. 2 also graced the cover of Time this month and penned an essay about her decision to pull out of Paris after refusing to attend press conferences to protect her sanity.

Osaka recently released a hit Barbie doll and also had her Netflix documentary Naomi Osaka Premiere July 16.

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