Megyn Kelly’s coming interview with web-video conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is causing the anchor another headache.
After word surfaced Monday that J.P. Morgan Chase does not want its advertising associated with a coming “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” broadcast in which the star anchor will interview Jones, a nonprofit gun violence prevention group that has strong ties to the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Conn., has asked her not to appear at its annual gala.
Among the specious theories Jones has promoted is that the Newtown shootings were a hoax.
Lenny Pozner, the father of Jewish victim Noah Pozner, has been targeted by so-called “hoaxers” like Jones.
Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit gun violence prevention group founded by families of the Newtown shooting victims, said Kelly had agreed that she will no longer host the organization’s annual Promise Champions Gala on Wednesday. The group said in a statement that the “decision was spurred by NBC’s planned broadcast of Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who believes the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, was a hoax.”
“Sandy Hook Promise cannot support the decision by Megyn or NBC to give any form of voice or platform to Alex Jones,” said Nicole Hockley, the organization’s co-founder and managing director, in the statement.