Sandy Hook Parents Drop Megyn Kelly As Host Of Gala Over Alex Jones Interview
Livid over Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, an anti-gun violence group founded by parents of children killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting has axed the NBC anchor as host of an upcoming event.
“Sandy Hook Promise cannot support the decision by Megyn or NBC to give any form of voice or platform to Alex Jones and have asked Megyn Kelly to step down as our Promise Champion Gala host,” said Nicole Hockley, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, in a statement on Monday night. “It is our hope that Megyn and NBC reconsider and not broadcast this interview.”
The fundraising event, which the group hosts to honor advocates against gun violence, is scheduled for Wednesday night in Washington, D.C.
Kelly is getting serious heat for the Jones interview, which is set to air on Sunday. Jones, an outspoken right-wing radio host and blogger, has suggested that the 2012 shooting was a false flag orchestrated by gun control advocates and that the victims’ grieving families are actually actors.
Six adults and 20 children, including Hockley’s 6-year-old son Dylan, were killed in the shooting. Nelba Marquez-Greene, who lost her 6-year-old daughter Ana that day, spoke out against Kelly and Jones in a series of tweets.
Every week. 5 years later. Still harrased by truthers. You do NOT give crazy a platform. You’re better than this @nbc https://t.co/aIPM73FZgr
— Nelba Márquez-Greene (@Nelba_MG) June 12, 2017
Hey @megynkelly , let me know if you want to give his victims equal air time. Promoting this fool is bad news. Do not encourage his abuse. https://t.co/WTJjFuSSuG
— Nelba Márquez-Greene […]