‘Repulsed’ major sponsor pulls ads from Megyn Kelly’s NBC show, but that’s only the start of fiasco

Megyn Kelly has had a rough go in her new gig at NBC.

The former Fox News host came under heavy criticism for her interview with Vladimir Putin. And now, an advertiser has announced it will be pulling its ads from an upcoming show featuring conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has asked that all its ads for local TV and digital programming be removed from Kelly’s show and NBC until after the show airs, the Wall St. Journal reported.

Kristin Lemakau, JP. Morgan’s chief marketing officer, fired off against Kelly for hosting Jones, who is the founder of  popular website Infowars and has called the Sandy Hook massacre a “hoax.”

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In a preview of the interview that is set to air Sunday night, Jones seemed to soften his position on Sandy Hook, saying he’s played Devil’s advocate and taken both sides to get to the bottom of what actually happened.

When Kelly pressed him for saying parents had faked their children’s death, Jones “dodged” the accusation.

“But they don’t get angry about half-a-million dead Iraqis from the sanctions,” Jones said.

The mother of one of the children tragically killed in the school shooting tweeted a picture of her daughter, asking Kelly if it was “worth it.”

Kelly defended her position, by saying President Trump is a fan of Alex Jones, and people have right to know who he is.

But Kelly’s tweet didn’t do much to quell the growing anger over Jones’ appearance. Chelsea Clinton was one of the many who retweeted the grieving mother’s tweet and took a major jab at Kelly of her own, including this tweet:

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J.P. Morgan may be the first advertiser to pull out from the interview, but Jones himself is trying to do the same.

In a tweet, Jones asked that the interview be pulled, saying he was misrepresented and the interview was selectively edited.

Kelly also managed to infuriate conservatives, when she teased the interview with Jones, calling him a “conservative” radio host.

It doesn’t look like Kelly’s new gig will get easier anytime soon.

 

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