Tennis star Naomi Osaka took a shot at conservative pundit Megyn Kelly immediately after Kelly accused Osaka of not becoming genuine about her new selection to not carry out media interviews, citing mental overall health issues.
Kelly criticized Osaka for staying on a series of magazine addresses, but Osaka mentioned those issues were being created well just before her crack.
“Viewing as you are a journalist I would’ve assumed you would take the time to study what the direct occasions are for publications, if you did that you would’ve uncovered out I shot all of my covers past year,” Osaka mentioned. “As a substitute your initial reaction is to hop on below and spew negativity, do better Megan.”
Late last thirty day period, Osaka withdrew from the French Open up to emphasis on her psychological overall health.
“I assume now the most effective issue for the event, the other players and my very well-remaining is that I withdraw so that everyone can get again to focusing on the tennis heading on in Paris,” she wrote in a assertion, adding she is concerned about individuals working in media and elsewhere who show “no regard for athletes psychological health” and that it “rings quite legitimate every time I see a push conference or partake in one particular.”
Kelly was talking about Osaka on Monday on Twitter with Clay Travis, a conservative athletics pundit.
“Considering that expressing she’s much too introverted to converse to the media just after tennis matches, Naomi Osaka has released a actuality demonstrate, a Barbie, and now is on the deal with of the SI swimsuit challenge,” Travis tweeted.
“Let’s not ignore the cover of (& interview in) Vogue Japan and Time Mag!” Kelly extra.
Kelly, a previous anchor on Fox Information and NBC, hosts a podcast-turned-radio application on SiriusXM and not long ago garnered headlines for downplaying the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, suggesting the media designed the assault appear “so much even worse than it essentially was.”
In a subsequent tweet later on Monday afternoon, Kelly pointed out Osaka had blocked her immediately after rebuffing the pundit’s criticism.
“[Osaka] blocked me when taking a shot at me (guess she’s only hard on the courts),” Kelly wrote. “She is apparently arguing that she shot her quite a few handles b/4 publicly declaring she was much too socially nervous to deal w/push. Real truth is she just doesn’t like Qs she just can’t handle. Admit it.”
Weak @naomiosaka blocked me while taking a shot at me (guess she’s only hard on the courts). She is apparently arguing that she shot her many covers b/4 publicly proclaiming she was too socially nervous to offer w/press. Real truth is she just doesn’t like Qs she can’t control. Admit it. pic.twitter.com/izyRzOrUVm
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) July 19, 2021
–Current at 3:52 p.m.