Posing for pictures that accompany her interview with GQ magazine, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly dons attire that some viewers may find a tad risque. Indeed, red high heels and a tight-fitting Dolce & Gabbana slip might seem like an odd get-up to wear for pictures that accompany an albeit brief discussion of feminism.
In an article titled "She Reports, We Decided She's Hot," both the pictures and text of the GQ spread attest that Kelly is perfectly comfortable showing a little skin to the camera.
"People want to see the anchor," Kelly told Greg Veis when asked about reading the news behind a glass table that shows off her legs.
Veis then asked if Kelly considered herself a feminist.
"I don't really love that word. That connotes a harshness and almost a shrillness that I find unattractive." When pressed by Veis for further explanation, Kelly continued, "Hmm, I respect women like Gloria Steinem who paved the way. But when you say 'feminist' now, there is a message that if you are sexy and you acknowledge that part of your personality publicly, then it's somehow an affront to women. And I reject that."
At Mediaite, Frances Martel bemoaned what she saw as GQ's crass objectification of Kelly:
The Daily Intel offered a more lighthearted take, however:But there's still something strangely uncomfortable about the idea that an anchor who seems to want to be taken seriously will strip down for an easy attention-grab, and that really isn't Kelly's fault. She can do as she pleases when her ratings are what they are, but it's the angle that GQ takes on her work that makes it problematic.
On Twitter, meanwhile, reactions were varied.Wonder what old Rupert Murdoch thinks of that one? Oh, who are we kidding? That may not be your grandmother's Megyn Kelly, but it's probably the one your grandfather has wanted to see all along.
Megyn Kelly (one of many FOX blondes) says she hates being called a "feminist." Why am I not surprised? #ImAFeminist
Yes, FOXNews Megyn Kelly's GQ pics ARE inconsistent w being taken seriously as a newswoman. http://is.gd/hESOe Not that I ever did of course
GQ proclaim Megyn Kelly as hot, and I wholeheartedly agree - http://bit.ly/gPKCiC - She's a total babe
Obviously the sexiest photo of a news anchor since John Chancellor's infamous spread for "Playgirl." http://bit.ly/flu5D5
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