In case there was any doubt about which side of history Megyn Kelly stands on, a transphobic rant she posted to Twitter may have cleared up all confusion.
Kelly’s response rant was in response to trans activist Zinnia Jones tweeting in support of trans youth being able to take puberty blockers if they want to.
Kelly’s hot take followed the usual right-wing rhetoric.
It’s time to stop being afraid. Fight this awful abusive insanity. Children must be protected from these unwell activists. https://t.co/vhTN4prfod
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) December 13, 2020
Using the words “awful,” “abusive,” “insanity,” and “unwell” all in one sentence to describe trans activists? Not the best look, Megyn.
Lady you don’t care about child abuse as seen by the thousands of abused and orphaned immigrant children that your party perpetrated. #gross
— $750!!! Trump Con💰 (@usa_concerned) December 14, 2020
Huh. You're an expert on Trans teens now? Too bad you're unemployable Megan.
— D_Elms (@D_Elms) December 15, 2020
HOW DARE YOU! Zinnia is a friend, and is not "unwell". You are disgusting.
— Salty Dog (@ophensive_one) December 16, 2020
— James Gregory (@Gjamesm39) December 16, 2020
Failed journalist @megynkelly crawled out to give an opinion on something she knows nothing about
Megyn Kelly calls trans woman awful, insane, abusive, and “unwell” all in one tweet https://t.co/eeJGb5LOPf
— Bryan Turner (@JBryanTnSF) December 16, 2020
Kelly has had some strange inconsistencies in her positions about trans people in the past.
She’s had some hardcore fails, like this time, when she had a panel of transgender youth on her morning show on TODAY:
But on Fox News of all places, she appeared to make an important distinction to an avid supporter of the trans bathroom ban:
So her position on this issue remains muddled at best.
And whats your excuse? You are also a bully, abusive and unwell. Prove me wrong…
— Ant's Talk (@talk_ant) December 16, 2020
— Dave (@flynfr) December 13, 2020
I’m really tired of this violent and abusive rhetoric. Where is the accountability?
— J Carey (@jcareynyc) December 16, 2020
She never learns.
— Bruce Teel (@BRUCETEEL) December 16, 2020
— ImMeUBYou (@ImMeUBYou) December 16, 2020
Zinnia Jones’ work as a trans researcher and advocate is broad; so Kelly’s reduction of Jones’ reaction to the court case filed by a 23-year-old woman in the UK, whose lawsuit against the British National Health Service’s gender-identity youth clinic alleges that she was wrongfully prescribed blockers as a minor without enough of a “challenge” from the clinic; is also harmful to trans people.
Megyn Kelly calls trans woman awful, insane, abusive, and “unwell” all in one tweet https://t.co/rpu9IXb8vH
She Should Truly Keep Her Mouth SHUT!
— PM Lucci (@lucci_pm) December 16, 2020
Kids don’t need puberty blockers
They need deranged-adult blockers
— Arch Stanton’s Neighbor (@docBWD7) December 13, 2020
Sorry, I used to love you, but you lost all credibility for me at the debate you “moderated”
— David Miller (@DavidMi44987576) December 14, 2020
Megyn once again going down to the hot take farm to pick the tweet of some random person with no power, so her followers will be outraged and assume everyone that is not "with them" thinks kids need to be pumped full of hormone blockers, despite that not being seriously advanced.
— Driftwood (@ImDriftwood) December 13, 2020
Megyn you phobias are showing.
— andfriend🏡 (@andfriend3) December 14, 2020
The perspective Kelly is choosing to use against trans activists as a whole by co-opting Zinnia Jones’ one reaction tweet is worrisome. Context matters and the response Kelly amplified without context is counter to good journalism.
Perhaps Kelly might reflect on that the next time she winders why she’s no longer at Fox News or NBC.