Megyn Kelly slammed the NFL for foisting “the so-called Black Nationwide Anthem” on viewers tuning in to Tremendous Bowl LVIII on Sunday — and added an additional slap over Usher’s halftime present.
The outspoken podcaster took to X after singer Andra Day carried out the black hymn, formally referred to as “Raise Each Voice and Sing,” as a part of a game-long diatribe in the course of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ 25-22 time beyond regulation victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Kelly’s put up triggered livid criticism from some commenters, who referred to as it a blatant show of “racism.”
“We’re watching a sport with majority black gamers. Who determined they need to have a voice? Clutch your pearls tougher,” one user replied.
“It’s good you’re too silly to cover your racism,” one other mentioned, whereas a 3rd chimed in: “Sit down, Karen. I’m a Veteran and it doesn’t trouble me one bit.”
Others backed Kelly, calling the Black Nationwide Anthem “a manufactured push for segregation.”
“The Megyn Kelly Present” host additionally bashed Usher’s halftime present.
“Not into Usher or this halftime present – nevertheless I do recognize that my children haven’t had anybody’s vag uncovered to them on display screen as they innocently look ahead to the soccer to begin. (Hello J-Lo, Shakira.),” Kelly shared in a subsequent X post.
Although some folks agreed, calling Usher’s 13-minute efficiency “PG,” different onlookers as soon as once more clapped again at Kelly, bashing her for her damaging commentary on the sport.
“Really can’t fathom being this depressing an individual,” one user wrote.
“She’s dwell tweeting observations a few recreation she supposedly hates the whole lot about,” another said.
Kelly additionally weighed in when the Chiefs’ star tight finish Travis Kelce’s feelings bubbled over in the course of the second quarter in a now-viral second when he could possibly be seen screaming on the sidelines at head coach Andy Reid.
“For we non-football ppl, that was no bueno, right?” Kelly questioned.
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“Each put up tonight has been depressing,” a further person said of Kelly’s posts all through the evening, which additionally included critiques of the rival groups’ uniform colours.
“I want the uniforms had been extra distinct between the groups. I maintain pondering the Chiefs are the Niners & vice-versa & it’s messing up my cheering karma,” the SiriusXM host said.
In following posts, she also advised the NFL: “Ok we don’t must see Taylor when Travis isn’t doing something particular.”
Kelly additionally wasn’t amused with Uncover’s business starring Jennifer Coolidge — which she mentioned “sucked” — although she gave the T-mobile advert that includes Bradley Cooper and his mom and BMW’s spot with Christopher Walken a “thumbs up.”
Total, the roster of extremely anticipated Tremendous Bowl commercials had “completely zero risk-taking,” in keeping with Kelly.
Even the ultimate landing of the sport wasn’t as much as par, in keeping with Kelly.
“That was the ending? Felt prefer it obtained interrupted with an advert,” Kelly said after the Chiefs’ Mecole Hardman caught the game-ending landing in time beyond regulation.