Washington D.C. [USA]: Megyn Kelly, who is currently trending on the Internet for asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘if he was on Twitter’, is also making headlines for wearing a very unconventional dress for her interview with world leaders.
It is a prerequisite for every journalist to do their basic preparation and background check before interviewing famous personalities, but National Broadcasting Company (NBC)’s Megyn Kelly clearly fell short on her homework and is now being bashed across Twitter for her incredible question to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
— Yash Sharma (@yashrma) June 2, 2017
Megyn Kelly should be fired by NBC for her ignorance. Modi is the most followed world leader on Twitter.
— Jayendran Menon (@Dayamaitreya) June 2, 2017
— Uma Sudhir (@umasudhir) June 2, 2017
However, some Twitter user also supported her.
Every time a woman meets Modi she becomes fodder for troll army. Next up- Indians attack Megyn Kelly's FB page telling her who Sachin is.
— Aditi (@awryaditi) June 2, 2017
Modi : "I saw your tweet With the Umbrella hehehe"
Megyn Kelly : "Are you on Twitter? SERIOUSLY?
M: Yes, All time. I run my govt from there pic.twitter.com/6M8OlKzRRD
— FAZLUR 👦🏻 (@ifazlur) June 2, 2017
The 46-year-old NBC news anchor spoke with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at state dinner party at Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg.
The anchor was seen sporting an off-the-shoulder blue velvet dress featuring a slit in the skirt.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 1, 2017
She paired the look with some massive velvet pumps and an oversized gold ring while painting her toenails black for the occasion.
The figure-hugging dress by designer Yigal Azrouel retails for 990 USD. Kelly also tweeted a picture of the trio at a state dinner at Konstantin Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
But, as soon as the pictures of her dress went viral, social media went berserk over her choice of dress for such a serious interview.
Some of the reactions are:
“@megynkelly Luvs to dress Disco Style for Serious Intervws, then Blame Ailes for sex Harrasmt! SAD! A LOSER! Won’t Watch! #boycottMegyn,” wrote a Twitter user.
WTF? Possible historic interview of Putin & Megan Kelly looks like she is on a Tinder date https://t.co/ICCTGPiN0C
— FastpitchOhioMom (@ohioMom10) June 2, 2017
Another user tweeted, “What an inappropriate dress; so unprofessional and embarrassing for America!”
What an inappropriate dress; so unprofessional and embarrassing for America!
— Donna Koch (@KochDonna) June 1, 2017
“People comment on @priyankachopra dress when she meets PM, but no one comments on Megyn Kelly’s dress when she meets PM #doublestandards,” tweeted another user.
— Ashwin Kumar (@ashwin_09_08_89) June 2, 2017
Another user shared, “@megynkelly @nbc you are making us professional women look bad. We would never wear this dress in a prof. setting.”
— Tiffany Reynolds (@treynoldsNC) June 2, 2017
“Why is she wearing a cocktail dress for an interview? @MSNBC going for low-information viewers again like their $1bn earned media for Trump,” wrote another user.
Why is she wearing a cocktail dress for an interview? @MSNBC going for low-information viewers again like their $1bn earned media for Trump🙄
— PureNTrue (@PureNTrue1) June 2, 2017
The media felt that her attire was really ‘unprofessional’ and made them feel like she is once again working FOX News, where late Roger Ailes made women anchors wear short skirts and high heels, and caked up makeup.
Recently, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who met PM Modi in Berlin, faced criticism on social media as Twitter thought that the actress ‘wasn’t properly dressed to meet a national leader’.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 30, 2017
However, the ‘ Quantico’ star seemed unfazed by the trolling and posted a photo of her flashing some more legs and roped in her mom, Madhu Chopra for the pic.
With inputs from ANI