Megyn Kelly slammed the Super Bowl for going “woke” by playing the Black National Anthem before the big game.
The media personality Megyn Kelly is speaking out this week to slam the Super Bowl for going “woke” by playing the Black National Anthem before the game on Sunday night.
Kelly Sounds Off
“Can I tell you, like, it wasn’t as bad as it’s been in years past, but it was a woke Super Bowl and it was annoying,” Kelly said on her podcast.
“Why did we need the all female flyover, which they — Fox I mean, even on Fox, they were showing highlights. ‘It’s an all female flyover.’ Oh, okay. All right. Thank you for reminding me that women can be pilots. I didn’t know that,” she added sarcastically.
Kelly then brought up Sheryl Lee Ralph performing the Black National Anthem.
“And then of course, we had to have the Black National Anthem in addition to the regular national anthem, which is totally divisive. There is no reason to have a Black National Anthem sung before the Super Bowl,” Kelly said.“But there’s one national anthem. It unites us all. It’s about love of country. There’s no point in dividing us by race, going into something that is already unifying as a country.”
Kelly Calls Out Ben Affleck
Not stopping there, Kelly proceeded to bring up the many Super Bowl commercials that prominently featured “left-wing” celebrities.
“And then we had a parade of left-wing celebrities all over the ads from Amy Schumer to Ben Affleck, who won’t even act with a Republican. He refuses to act across anybody who’s openly Republican,” Kelly said.
Kelly was likely referring to a 2014 interview that Affleck did in which he slammed Republicans.
“People now know me as a Democrat, and that will always be the case to some extent,” Affleck told Playboy Magazine at the time. “It does [polarize viewers], and you can bifurcate your audience.”
“When I watch a guy I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him, or we would have different opinions,” he continued. “That s–t fogs the mind when you should be paying attention and be swept into the illusion.”
Kelly Doubles Down
Kelly concluded her rant by calling out those who run the Super Bowl for “pandering.”
“All I could think was like, they don’t get it right,” Kelly said. “Like the people who put together the entertainment, who put together the ads, they’re not even trying to like think about the other half of the country. They’re just pandering. They just wanna pander, pander, pander. And it’s fine. The game was great, but it is a slight irritant as you’re watching the game.”
Kelly’s guest Rick Leventhal, who also previously worked for Fox News, agreed with her.
“I have to agree and I wonder why that is, why this keeps happening,”Leventhal said. “Why can’t we be united? Why can’t we all be included in anything and everything entertainment wise? I didn’t know that Ben Affleck wouldn’t act with Republicans.”
“I’d never heard that before,” he added. “I do know that there are a lot of actors in Hollywood who are afraid to be honest about their political leanings because they’re concerned about being canceled and that’s happening in every industry. So I’m not surprised, but I am disappointed.”
Kelly has become one of the few people in the media who isn’t afraid to speak out against the woke left. Many will certainly agree with her assessment of the Super Bowl, as the entire show appeared to only be meant to divide us more than we already are.