‘Megyn Kelly Today’ may have premiered to solid numbers, but the host just got a very scathing review from her very first guest.
Debra Messing, the Emmy-winning star of ‘Will & Grace,’ was asked on Instagram why she appeared on the show with her fellow cast members on Monday.
‘But why did you guys do the Megyn Kelly show? That’s a fail!!’ asked a fan of the actress.
Messing immediately responded to the question, stating: ‘Honestly I didn’t know it was MK until that morning. The itinerary just said Today Show appearance. Regret going on. Dismayed by her comments.’
Megyn has a made a number of controversial comments in the past about the LGBT community.
On one episode of ‘The Kelly File’ she told Family Research Council head Tony Perkins: ‘Gay rights are more and more protected in this country, Christian beliefs and Christian rights, not so much.’
That clip was highlighted on Sunday when it appeared in a clip package that aired on ‘Last Week Tonight.’
Megyn provided Perkins with a platform to spread his anti-gay dopa on her Fox News show throughout the years, as he appeared over 30 times to speak with the anchor.
Her questions to the cast of ‘Will & Grace’ on Monday meanwhile were shockingly banal and had all been asked and answered by the actors countless times before in the 10 months since they reunited to film a short video in support of Hillary Clinton ahead of the election last year.
That segment then ended on an incredibly awkward note after a gay superfan, Russell Turner, briefly joined the group on stage for some hugs with the cast and a minute-log interview with Megyn.
The brief interview with Russell began with Megyn asking if it was true that he became both a lawyer and gay because of the show and its leading man, played by actor Eric McCormack.
Turner jokingly affirmed that was in fact the case, while also kindly providing a bit of color and humor to the polar question by adding that Will had the perfect ‘trifecta’ in that he was gay, a lawyer and had the ‘best apartment in New York City.’
He was then tossed back into the audience after his one question, with Megyn sending him off by stating: ‘I don’t know about the lawyer thing. But I think the “Will & Grace” thing and the gay thing will work out great.’
‘Megyn Kelly is every mom trying waaaaay to hard to “relate” to her gay son but instead just makes it waaaaay worse, wrote Will Kellogg.
‘”I think the Will & Grace thing and the gay thing are going to work out great,” Megyn Kelly said to a gay W&G superfan this morning. Really,’ commented Kevin Fallon.
In a subsequent tweet he described the moment by stating: ‘It is what it looks like to watch $15 million set on fire in real time.’
And Josh Scheer wrote: ‘I think the “gay thing” is probably gonna work out a lot better than @MegynKelly’s ” @Today thing.’