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Megyn Kelly Covers Up After Criticism For RNC Attire

| by Sean Kelly

The day after garnering criticism for her choice of outfit at the Republican National Convention, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly opted for something more modest. 

Kelly faced backlash for her halter-neck dress on the second-to-last night of the convention, which was low-cut and showed her bare shoulders. Many criticized Kelly for the choice, saying the dress was unprofessional and looked like a bikini. 

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[email protected] Still hard to take your coverage seriously when @megynkelly looks like she's working for an escort agency,” one Twitter user tweeted in response. 

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“What is she wearing? Not appropriate. Would appreciate a more professional outfit for the air. It's not about you tonight #MegynKelly,” another user added.

Some compared Kelly’s dress to lingerie, with some questioning whether it was the same outfit she wore for a spread in GQ Magazine in 2010.

The following night, for the final day of the RNC, Kelly opted for a more modest dress with an asymmetrical neckline, the Daily Mail reported. 

The controversy came just as news broke about Kelly’s involvement in the scandal surrounding now-former Fox News boss Roger Ailes, who was asked to resign after several female employees claimed he sexually harassed them.

While Kelly has not come forward with allegations against Ailes, she reportedly admitted to investigators that the former chairman and CEO of Fox News made unwanted sexual advances towards her. The incident allegedly took place around 10 years ago when Kelly was a young reporter, New York Magazine reported. 

Kelly was a legal correspondent at the time of the incident, years before she was given her own two-hour daytime show and then moved to primetime. Kelly has recently become something of a feminist icon in conservative politics following her public feud with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Many believe she’s the future of Fox News, and some say her star power at the network was a significant factor in Ailes being forced out, because the network cannot afford to lose her. 

Ailes was given an Aug. 1 deadline to resign or else he would face being fired. The first woman at Fox to come forward about allegations was Gretchen Carlson, who filed a lawsuit against Ailes claiming her contract was not renewed because she rebuffed his sexual advances.

Sources: Daily Mail, New York Magazine / Photo credit: Screenshot via Daily Mail 

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