Outspoken podcaster Megyn Kelly called for a boycott of Taylor Swift after the pop superstar attended a fundraiser that provided “humanitarian relief to the people of Gaza.”
Swift — named Time’s “Person of the Year” after her “Eras Tour” became the first tour to cross the billion-dollar mark — lent her star power to stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef’s “More Feelings” tour, which made a pit stop at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Friday.
Money from the event went to benefit the non-governmental organization American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), the Queens-born Youssef said in an Instagram post, as Israeli troops attempt to root out Hamas in the Gaza Strip following the deadly Oct. 7 terrorist attacks.
On Tuesday’s episode of “The Megyn Kelly Show,” Kelly fumed that Swift “owes Israelis and Jewish Americans an apology” for attending the event.
Kelly added she wants Swift to be “held to account for this absurdity,” but podcast guest Andrew Klavan said he doubts the singer will face any backlash because she is “too powerful.”
Kelly insisted that Swift’s attendance at the comedy show was no laughing matter since ANERA has been described as “highly political, presenting a highly biased view of the Israel-Palestine war, ignoring any Palestinian responsibility for hardship, and contributing to the demonization of Israel.”
ANERA’s website, however, stresses it “does not work with or even coordinate” with Hamas because it is designated by the US government as a “terrorist group.”
Other X users pointed out that fellow A-listers who attended the comedy show, including Selena Gomez, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoë Kravitz, and Cara Delevingne, weren’t facing the same heat for it.