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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.

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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!"

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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."

 

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!"
 

Question: Whose side are you on?

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Sports Illustrated's annual 2021 Swimsuit Runway Show at Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami on Saturday featured the most inclusive and diverse models in the magazine's history.

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Sports Illustrated's "woke" swimsuit runway show featured women of different body types and shapes, including actress Saje Nicole (pictured), model Jasmine Sanders, plus-size model Amanda Kay, and personal chef Chelsea Heath.

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The magazine introduced its Swimsuit edition models including social media influencer Natalie Mariduena (pictured) and model and actress Christen Harper.

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Curvaceous model Amanda Kay grew up all over the world, according to DailyMail.com. She moved with her family to Jordan, Egypt, England, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai.

"I started my modelling [sic] career later in life because I kept making excuses as to why I wasn’t good enough," she wrote on Instagram.

"I hope I can show anyone out there who is scared or has reservations to just go for it. Amazing things can happen if you put yourself out there and I'm proof of that."

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Jasmine Sanders turned heads as she strolled the runway wearing tiny scraps of black fabric held together with a skimpy body chain. The 30-year-old German model has walked for brands such as Forever21, American Eagle, Seventeen, Glamour, Ralph Lauren and more.

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Chelsea Heath walked for 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show at Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami, Florida on Saturday.

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Unemployed NFL star Antonio Brown reportedly encouraged death threats against a Sports Illustrated reporter who published his 2nd accuser's story.

Sports Illustrated reporter Roberto Klemko published the woman's story and now he is receiving vicious death threats from Patriots fans on Twitter.com.

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Klemko, who is mixed race, took to Twitter to repost death threats and racist tweets directed at him from Patriots fans.

"Watch ur back negro," wrote one Twitter user.

Another user wrote: "I really hope something bad happens to you soon. Like SOON and it will trust me."

On Sunday in a since-deleted tweet Brown encouraged Patriots fans to bring the heat on Klemko. He retweeted a post by The Daily Beast, saying "System working effectively."

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Brown, 31, was let go last week by the New England Patriots after he sent a group text threatening the unidentified artist.

The woman claims she was hired by Brown to paint his portrait for a mural in his Pittsburgh home in 2017.

She said that while working on the portrait, Brown emerged from his bathroom naked and holding a hand towel over his genitals.

After Sports Illustrated published her story, Brown tried to intimidate her by sending photos of her children via group text.

He was released by the team after just 11 days.

Klemko is no pushover. In 2014 he was suspended by Sports Illustrated after he had a physical altercation with a cab driver in Chicago.

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