Megyn Kelly and Candace Owens got into a heated exchange over Harvard University students’ comments about Israel and Hamas.
On October 7, Hamas led the deadliest Palestinian militant attack on Israel in history. Israel subsequently launched its heaviest ever airstrikes on Gaza. As of Monday, more than 4,000 people had died in the conflict, with at least 1,400 people kiIIed in Israel and approximately 2,670 people kiIIed in Gaza, the Associated Press reported.
The dialogue first began when Kelly criticized Vivek Ramaswamy on X, formerly Twitter. The podcast host slammed the Republican presidential candidate for his comments about Harvard University students who signed a letter blaming Israel for Hamas’ attack.
Ramaswamy wrote on X that while the students were “simple fools,” they shouldn’t be blacklisted. “Colleges are spaces for students to experiment with ideas & sometimes kids join clubs that endorse boneheadedly wrong ideas,” he said.
In response to the post, Kelly said, “You’ve got to be kidding me. They sided with terr ori sts who murdered children and old women. You’re not clear on this as someone who wants to be president?”
The entrepreneur told Kelly that he was “crystal clear that what the student groups said was dead wrong,” adding that “persuasion is better than force, let’s stick to principle.”
When The Megyn Kelly Show host clapped back, “If they are not ‘persuaded’ that murdering babies is wrong, there is no ‘persuading’ them,” Owens joined in on the conversation.
“Oh stop it. This is incredibly disingenuous, Megyn,” Owens wrote on X. “You know that many of those students are not out there because they want babies to be murdered. College kids are stupid.”
The podcast show host gave a personal anecdote to emphasize her point.
“I used to be radically pro-choice. Glad I didn’t get put on a ‘conservative’ blacklist for wanting babies murdered. As it turned out, I was just young and temporarily brainwashed from a public school education coupled with mainstreamed Hollywood lies—and not because I legitimately wanted to see infants torn from their mothers’ wombs.”Owens later said that the students “believe they are fighting for some other righteous cause” and that “they are in need of education, not blacklists.”
Kelly suggested Owens hire them as interns for her show, to which Owens replied, “You’re attempting snark, but as a matter of fact, I almost exclusively hired reformed BLM activists to work for my charity, BLEXIT.”
Kelly revealed that she invited Owens on her show to promote her true crime series, Convicting a Murderer, but Owens turned it down.At the time of publication, Kelly had the final word, writing, “This is how it works you see. You attack someone who has been nothing but nice to and supportive of you. Then when that person calls you out, you just keep saying ‘I am the mature one!’ Take care Candace. I wish you well.”