Megyn Kelly just asked a Will & Grace fan if the show turned him gay
Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly has asked a fan if Will & Grace turned them gay.
The ninth season of the show will start on Thursday, in NBC’s primetime spot, and will contain 16 episodes.
All four original stars – Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes – are returning after a decade-long break, along with guests stars like Jane Lynch and Broadway’s Andrew Rannells.
Ahead of the season premiere, the main four actors were invited on to the first episode of Megyn Kelly Today, NBC’s new morning show.
Kelly then asked for a Will & Grace superfan called Russell Turner to come up and join them on stage.
Turner, a lawyer, was overjoyed to join the group, hugging each one with a huge grin on his face.
However, he can’t have been expecting what came next.
Kelly’s first and only question for Turner was: “Is it true that you became a lawyer, and became gay, because of Will?”
He handled the question well, saying rightly that Will “has it made – lawyer, best apartment in New York City, and being gay – the trifecta.”
And closing out the segment, Kelly said: “I think the Will and Grace thing and the gay thing is gonna work out great.”
The cringe factor was high, and people felt it.
And the award for most cringeworthy talk show debut goes to.. Megyn Kelly for asking a Will & Grace fan if the show is why they “became gay” pic.twitter.com/Ij3LjDpEox
— Steven Grossman (@stevengrossman) September 25, 2017
On her Fox show, Kelly often made a comparison between LGBT rights and Christian rights.
At one point, she told her audience: “Gay rights are more and more protected and recognised in this country. Christian beliefs and Christian rights – not so much.”
She also mocked the physical appearance of a transgender prisoner, repeatedly calling her ‘he’ and joked that she wasn’t attractive enough to be in danger of being physically assaulted in prison.
And in one memorable segment, she accidentally called anti-gay Republican Mike Huckabee “Fuckabee” to his face, on live TV.
Watch the full Megyn Kelly Today clip here:
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) September 25, 2017