MEGYN KELLY WENT SCORCHED EARTH ON TAYLOR SWIFT, BUT WAS IT JUSTIFIED?

Podcaster Megyn Kelly totally torched singer Taylor Swift, even calling for some people to boycott the star entertainer. Kelly suggested that Swift was attending a comedy show where the proceeds somehow benefit a Gaza charity. Kelly talked about this and slammed Taylor Swift for going to it. It’s unclear if Taylor Swift knew where proceeds would go, as it’s completely possible she was just going to a show and really had no clue. The comedy show was for Ramy Youssef and the proceeds were donated to ANERA – but they were donated by the comedian. It seems easy for someone to attend a comedy show and not realize the comedian would later donate to something the attendees didn’t like. People who attend comedy shows have no control on what the comedian does with their money later. Was Megyn Kelly right to criticize Taylor Swift for being there? The American Tribune reported on this too, saying:
Conservative commentator and podcast host Megyn Kelly called for Jewish groups and Israelis to boycott pop star Taylor Swift over Swift’s attending a comedy show from which the proceeds went to a Gazan charity, arguing that Swift’s attendance at the event was an insult to those groups given the horrific Hamas attack on Israel and the alleged anti-Israel history of the group the fundraising event raised funds for.

That group is ANERA, or American Near East Refugee Aid, which is providing aid to Gazans as the highly destructive Israeli counter-attack into the Gaza Strip continues. ANERA claims to be non-political and receives millions of dollars in funding from the US government.

Swift, as background, on Friday attended a Ramy Youssef show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She went with a number of her equally famous friends, including Selena Gomez, Cara Delevingne and Zoe Kravitz. The proceeds from that comedy show ended up being donated to ANERA by the comedian, though many online argued that Swift just went to the show, with the comedian being the sole party responsible for the ANERA donation.

Photo: Eva Rinaldi, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons


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