Erin Moriarty is calling out Megyn Kelly and announcing she is leaving Instagram after all the negativity she’s received following criticism from the former Fox News anchor.
The star of The Boys took to social media to defend herself from accusations that she’s had plastic surgery.
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“This is something I truly never anticipated writing,” read the statement shared by Moriarty. “We’re all subject to levels of bullying throughout our lives but I am horrified, and I felt that I deserved to take a second to address these things… To receive a message about a disgustingly false, counterproductive to the degree of being ironically misogynistic video of Megyn Kelly commenting on the manner — to learn the widespread nature of this has left me horrified.”
On an episode of The Megyn Kelly Show podcast that was shared on Jan. 17, Kelly used the actress as an example of young people turning to plastic surgery.
“More and more young women are doing this,” Kelly said on her podcast. “It’s not about an objection to plastic surgery, it’s about an obsession with turning yourself into this fake version of yourself… I find it like a sign of mental illness. I really want to get in the heads of these young girls and say, ‘Please don’t do this.'”
The actress who plays Starlight on The Boys continued, “Megyn used a photo taken ‘a year ago’ according to her, that had in actuality been taken about a decade ago before I was of LEGAL DRINKING AGE (I’m about to turn 30) as an example (maybe do some research that would take 30 seconds).”
Moriarty explained that the photo Kelly used to claim she had plastic surgery was when she “got my make up done that day and it involves major contouring and I remember leaving and feeling pretty.”
“This is becoming harassment,” Moriarty added. “This is becoming false news.”
Moriarty also announced she was leaving Instagram and social media and “the only reason I have not deactivated my account is because I will be leaving this [statement] here. Otherwise, consider it deactivated. I will not have access to it for an extensive, if not permanent, break.”
The Prime Video star said that she is “horrified by the reaction, the reductive assumptions, and the aforementioned video that is a primary example of such harassment. It’s broken my heart. You’ve broken my heart.”
“There’s no excuse for these horrific allegations, the verbal abuse that I have had to delete, and genuinely false information that is being used to perpetuate a message that is exhibitionist feminism. You don’t have to believe me when I saw that these videos are absolutely false. But the way that this has been spoken about, the way that I have been spoken to, I will not accept,” she said.
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