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Megyn Kelly has come under fire for her comments online against a prominent Black athlete, again.
The former Fox News host thought it was her responsibility to add to an already ignorant take provided by Clay Travis in which the two mocked the fact that Naomi has recently pulled herself from contention in Wimbledon as well as the Olympics citing mental health reasons, while at the same time appearing on multiple magazine covers.
“Since saying she’s too introverted to talk to the media after tennis matches, Naomi Osaka has launched a reality show, a Barbie, and now is on the cover of the SI swimsuit issue,” tweeted Travis early Monday morning.
Megyn Kelly can’t help herself
Kelly chimed in with her own ignorant comment saying “let’s not forget the cover of (& interview in) Vogue Japan and Time Mag!.”
Osaka has been outspoken about the importance of mental health with athletes, particularly as it relates to press conferences and interview questions before and after matches. In a recently published article for Time Magazine, Osaka says “It’s O.K. not to be O.K.”
Kelly then doubled down with her ignorance claiming that the “truth is she just doesn’t like Qs she can’t control.”
Osaka rightfully blocked Kelly on Twitter.
One way or another these pundits are going to learn, mocking athletes for what they choose to do and not do with their own body/time will never go over well for them.