Naomi Osaka put Megyn Kelly in her place after the journalist questioned her decision to pose for the cover of Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit issue.
Megyn criticized Naomi after the tennis champ unveiled her first Sports Illustrated cover on Monday.
Naomi graced one of three SI Swim covers that also featured rapper Megan Thee Stallion (center) and male-to-female transgender Leyna Bloom.
Naomi captioned the tweet: “First Haitian and Japanese woman on the cover.”
The 23-year-old also unveiled her cover of Vogue Hong Kong magazine after being featured on Vogue Japan magazine.
But instead of congratulating Naomi, Megyn slammed the youngster for shooting the covers while refusing to speak to the press after her tennis matches.
Naomi was mocked by conservative commentator Clay Travis, who wrote:
“Since saying she’s too introverted to talk to the media after tennis matches, Naomi Osaka has launched a reality show, a Barbie, and now is on the cover of the SI swimsuit issue.”
Megyn Kelly weighed in, tweeting, “Let’s not forget the cover of (& interview in) Vogue Japan and Time Mag!”
Naomi was insulted by Megyn’s criticism of her decision to choose which media outlets she speaks to.
“Seeing as you’re a journalist I would’ve assumed you would take the time to research what the lead times are for magazines, if you did that you would’ve found out I shot all of my covers last year. Instead your first reaction is to hop on here and spew negativity, do better Megan.”
She then blocked Megyn on Twitter. Megyn shared a screen capture of the blocked message.
“Poor @naomiosaka blocked me while taking a shot at me (guess she’s only tough on the courts), She is apparently arguing that she shot her many covers b/4 publicly claiming she was too socially anxious to deal w/press. Truth is she just doesn’t like Qs she can’t control. Admit it.”
Piers Morgan, the outspoken editor-at-large of DailyMail.com, agreed with Kelly, tweeting:
“Yep, and she just blocked me too. The only media Ms Osaka wants to tolerate are sycophantic magazine editors telling her how perfect she is.”
Yep, and she just blocked me too. The only media Ms Osaka wants to tolerate are sycophantic magazine editors telling her how perfect she is. https://t.co/oLcyJviR4v
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 19, 2021
When tennis legend Martina Navratilova told Megyn to pick on someone her own size, Megyn clapped back: “What a phony. You mocked Naomi’s claims at 1st. Then the Woke came for u & u folded like a cheap tent!”
What a phony. You mocked Naomi’s claims at 1st. Then the Woke came for u & u folded like a cheap tent!
“Instead of publicly supporting Osaka, (Martina) said (Naomi’s) “is NOT a mental health issue & is a mental issue” b/4 telling Naomi to 'WOMAN UP.’” https://t.co/UwJ3NFQhxk https://t.co/4Oiib20B9u
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) July 20, 2021
Question: Whose side are you on?