A charity event held in honor of the Sandy Hook massacre victims and their families has essentially fired Kelly from hosting the gala. Elsewhere on Twitter, however, there was an uproar over Megyn Kelly's interview with the peddler of weird conspiracy theories, from Pizzagate to the idea that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. In the clip, she confronts Jones on his 9/11 and Sandy Hook conspiracy theories.
Sandy Hook Promise, a gun violence prevention nonprofit created after the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, announced in a statement Monday night that they had asked Kelly to step down as host of their annual Promise Champion Gala in light of Kelly's upcoming interview with radio host and InfoWars founder Alex Jones.
NBC anchor Megyn Kelly's plan to air an interview with right-wing provocateur Alex Jones has caused a firestorm to erupt on social media, but so far advertisers have remained quiet-with at least one notable exception.
Megyn Kelly has tried to defend the interview, claiming that she is trying to "shine a light" on not only Jones' risky hoax narrative, but also on President Trump's seeming approval of Jones' work on Infowars.
The families of some Sandy Hook shooting victims are angered by a planned NBC television interview by Kelly scheduled to air Sunday, June 18, 2017, with Alex Jones, who has claimed the 2012 massacre in Newtown, Conn., never happened.
Some Twitter reactions to Kelly being "fired" by SHP have been posted below, along with others who want her to be canned by NBC.
Kristin Lemkau, chief marketing officer for JPMorgan Chase, tweeted that she was "repulsed" to learn of the interview.
"Sandy Hook is complex", he explains, "because I've had debates where we've devil's advocates said the whole story's true, and I've had debates where I've said, uh, that none of it's true".
J. P. Morgan Chase & Co. has requested that its advertisements both on local television networks and online be excised from Kelly's program and other NBC News broadcasts until after the Jones episode has aired, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
Kelly said she was "disappointed" in the even organizers decision to fire her from the event.