‘The Boys’ actress Erin Moriarty fires back at Megyn Kelly over allegations she is ‘obsessed’ with plastic surgery – as she slams former Fox News anchor for ‘clickbait seeking’ with decade-old photo
Actress Erin Moriarty has hit back at Megyn Kelly’s claims that she is ‘obsessed’ with plastic surgery, accusing the former Fox News anchor of ‘bullying’ her with ‘disgustingly fake’ comments about her appearance.
“We are all subject to levels of bullying throughout our lives but I am horrified,” Moriarty, 29, began in a lengthy Instagram post, saying Kelly used an image from before her 21st birthday for ‘clickbait seeking ‘.
“I did my makeup that day and it involved big contouring and I remember leaving feeling beautiful,” she continued. ‘I saw the comments, sharp enough to just turn off my comments. But it becomes harassment. It’s becoming fake news.’
It comes days after Kelly sparked backlash with a recent podcast appearance, where she said of Moriarty: ‘She’s got the Kim Kardashian lips, she’s got her nose so skinny, it looks like a pencil now… I find it like a sign of mental illness.’
Actress Erin Moriarty recently shared this image on her Instagram, sparking Megyn Kelly’s claims that she ‘completely changed her face’ with plastic surgery. In response, Moriarty said the image was taken a decade ago, and her altered appearance was only due to ‘contouring’
Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly sparked backlash with a recent podcast appearance, where she said of Moriarty: ‘She has the Kim Kardashian lips, she’s made her nose so thin, it looks like a pencil now. .. I find it like a sign of mental illness’
Moriarty shared her reaction nearly a week after Kelly’s controversial podcast comments, saying she had ‘no idea what’s going on’ amid social media frenzy for going through ‘one of the most challenging weeks of my life’ .
‘And I specifically thought that as I was coming up this period – so stressed that I was BARELY able to eat and sleep – I thought ok, I’m going to come out this 10 pounds thinner and the verbal abuse/accusations will fly, ‘ she continued.
While Moriarty said she expected viewers to suspect she was on drugs or hit her with “a flippant ‘just eat a burger’ comment,” she was surprised by the hostile response that came instead.
“You learn to become Teflon and move on — I had NO idea what was going on this time,” she said in the post.
“Receiving a message about a disgustingly fake, counterproductive to the point of being ironically misogynistic video of Megyn Kelly commenting that way (sic) – to learn the widespread nature of this left me horrified.”
Although Kelly claimed in her appearance that the image of Moriarty, which the actress recently shared on her Instagram before it was deleted, was from “a year ago”, Moriarty said it was actually much older.
She said the photo was ‘actually taken about a decade ago before I was of LEGAL DRINKING AGE’, and called on Kelly to ‘maybe do some research that would take 30 seconds’.
“How completely misinformed, inaccurate and clickbait seeking people who follow us and think are informed is appalling,” Moriarty said in the angry post, which contained a number of grammatical errors.
Moriarty, 29, branded Kelly’s comments about her appearance as ‘totally misinformed, inaccurate and looking for clickbait’.
The comments in question came on Kelly’s podcast with journalist Michael Knowles earlier this month, where she accused Moriarty of ‘completely changing her face’ with plastic surgery.
She made the comments in response to Moriarty sharing the allegedly decade-old photo this month, while Kelly continued: ‘She has the Kim Kardashian lips. She made her nose so thin that it now looks like a pencil.
‘She has, like, what looks to me like cheek implants.
‘More and more young women are doing it.
‘It’s not about an objection to plastic surgery, it’s about an obsession with turning yourself into this false version of yourself… I find it like a sign of mental illness.
‘It is extremely disturbing. This is just a massive turn off for me. I really want to get into the heads of these young girls and say, “Please don’t do this,” she said.
In the same podcast, Kelly also took issue with the recent appearance of Jeff Bezos’ fiancee, Lauren Sanchez, after she shocked fans by stepping out in Milan in a sheer Dolce & Gabbana lace dress that exposed her backside last week.
“I’m sorry, she looks like a hooker. You look like a hooker! And you’re dating (one of) the richest men in the world. Try to be a little classy. Everything should be an exposure of your apparently over-enhanced assets?’ she smoked
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Sanchez and fiance Jeff Bezos in Milan this week. Kelly slammed the outfit and told her to ‘have some class’
While Sanchez has yet to respond to the comments, likely spending time on Bezos’ $500 million superyacht, Moriarty has shown less restraint.
She concluded her scathing statement by saying she had effectively deactivated her account but left it active for fans to read the post.
“Consider it disabled,” she said. ‘Social media has been my ability to connect with fans… But I decide to invest my energy in my work.’
‘I am appalled by the response, the reductive assumptions and the aforementioned video which is a prime example of such harassment.
‘It broke my heart. You broke my heart. You have lost the privilege of this account.’
Amid her own ‘personal situation’, she concluded that no one knows ‘what anyone is going through’ and added: ‘Shame on you Megyn Kelly.’