Megyn Kelly slammed the “woke” ESPN presenters on Thursday for “holding back tears” as they condemned the fall of Roe vs. Wade – but remained silent about the participation of trans athletes in women’s sports.
Conservative pundit and guest Sage Steele – who was fired from ESPN for speaking out about the forced vaccination against COVID – attacked the sports channel for constantly discussing liberal non-sports talking points, including the death of George Flyod and the decision to end the broadcast Federal protection on abortion rights.
The only topical issue that ESPN is “silent on,” the two argued, directly overlaps with its catchphrase: transgender athletes are allegedly crushing their competition.
“Sports media, I think, has a special obligation,” Kelly said.
“My daughter is 12. If she shows up for a soccer game and there’s a boy on the other team, we’re out. There’s no chance I’ll let her play. I don’t care who I insult… Absolutely not – and I encourage other parents to do the same because your child could actually get hurt.”
Steele agreed with Kelly, adding that she was “disgusted” that her ex-colleagues declined to speak on the subject.
The former sports host claimed that several of her former male colleagues disapproved of trans athletes playing against their chosen gender and would not allow their own daughters to play against “boys”.
“It’s not even controversial. “It’s silly that it’s even an issue when transbiological men try to exercise with women,” Steele said.
Steele hinted that ESPN only allows its hosts to discuss their views if they’re liberal, which prompted them to sue the network for firing them for conservative comments they didn’t make in one on their day off affiliated podcast.
She pointed to a June 2022 segment in which ESPN host Malika Andrews tearfully reported that “women’s reproductive rights [were] be taken away.”
“She’s holding back tears. Where is her tearful diatribe for my daughter and the daughters of America who are getting hurt playing against natural boys? Why are they crying about abortion on the set of ESPN?”
“The fact that they are all silent disgusts me, especially given the way they have been vocal about, for example, the overturning of Roe v. Wade and women’s rights voiced. I mean, hi, there have been people on our airwaves that have been talking about it,” Steele said.
“And sport! Abortion is not a sport!” Kelly interjected giddily.
The two argued that allowing transgender athletes on women’s teams and leagues would not only damage the sporting world, but would also set back the women’s rights movement.
They criticized trans woman Anne Andres, who set an all-time record by lifting 440 pounds more than runner-up at the Canadian Powerlifting Union’s 2023 Western Canadian Championship on Sunday.
Andres defended her title, claiming her intense training schedule earned her gold and not a biological advantage.
Kelly and Steele giggled while watching Andres’ videos while repeatedly mislabeling her and poking fun at the “unflattering” angle the video portrayed them from.
“You have to laugh because it’s funny,” Kelly said.