Just three days after its launch, Megyn Kelly's new daytime talk show, Megyn Kelly Today. which fills the third hour of NBC's Today Show, has already received plenty of analysis.But perhaps the harshest feedback came from one of Kelly's first-ever guests, actress Debra Messing.
In an Instagram post, Messing, star of the recently-revived hit Will & Grace, said she regrets going on Kelly's show and said she was "dismayed" by some of Kelly's comments.
Messing, who appeared on Kelly's debut episode alongside her Will & Grace co-stars, was referring to a remark Kelly made to a fan of the sitcom that broke ground during its initial run by featuring openly gay characters. When Kelly invited the audience member on stage to meet the Will & Grace cast, she made what was perhaps an awkward attempt at a joke.
"[H]onestly didn't know it was [Megyn Kelly's show] until that morning," Messing wrote in response to the question. "The itinerary just said Today Show appearance. Regret going on. Dismayed by her comments."
“Is it true that you became a lawyer—and you became gay—because of Will?” Kelly asked.