After 'PM Modi' blunder, Megyn Kelly's 'unprofessional' dress haunts her

| Updated: Jun 02, 2017 15:35 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], June 2 (ANI): Megyn Kelly, who is currently trending on the Internet for asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'if he was on Twitter', is also making headlines for wearing a very unconventional dress for her interview with world leaders. The 46-year-old NBC news anchor spoke with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russia's president Vladimir Putin at state dinner party at Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg. The anchor was seen sporting an off-the-shoulder blue velvet dress featuring a slit in the skirt. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">At state dinner party at Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg with Russian President Putin and Indian PM Modi. More tonight <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCNightlyNews">@NBCNightlyNews</a> <a href="https://t.co/FX5kjfIJAf">pic.twitter.com/FX5kjfIJAf</a></p>&mdash; Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) <a href="https://twitter.com/megynkelly/status/870365907389992961">June 1, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> She paired the look with some massive velvet pumps and an oversized gold ring, while painting her toenails black for the occasion. The figure-hugging dress by designer Yigal Azrouel retails for 990 USD. Kelly also tweeted a picture of the trio at a state dinner at Konstantin Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia. But, as soon as the pictures of her dress went viral, social media went berserk over her choice of dress for such a serious interview. Some of the reactions are: "@megynkelly Luvs to dress Disco Style for Serious Intervws, then Blame Ailes for sex Harrasmt! SAD! A LOSER! Won't Watch! #boycottMegyn," wrote a Twitter user. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WTF? Possible historic interview of Putin & Megan Kelly looks like she is on a Tinder date <a href="https://t.co/ICCTGPiN0C">https://t.co/ICCTGPiN0C</a></p>&mdash; FastpitchOhioMom (@ohioMom10) <a href="https://twitter.com/ohioMom10/status/870485678517354496">June 2, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Another user tweeted, "What an inappropriate dress; so unprofessional and embarrassing for America!" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What an inappropriate dress; so unprofessional and embarrassing for America!</p>&mdash; Donna Koch (@KochDonna) <a href="https://twitter.com/KochDonna/status/870399801526853633">June 1, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "People comment on @priyankachopra dress when she meets PM, but no one comments on Megyn Kelly's dress when she meets PM #doublestandards," tweeted another user. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">People comment on <a href="https://twitter.com/priyankachopra">@priyankachopra</a> dress when she meets PM, but no one comments on Megyn Kelly&#39;s dress when she meets PM <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/doublestandards?src=hash">#doublestandards</a></p>&mdash; Ashwin Kumar (@ashwin_09_08_89) <a href="https://twitter.com/ashwin_09_08_89/status/870490799204556800">June 2, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Another user shared, "@megynkelly @nbc you are making us professional women look bad. We would never wear this dress in a prof. setting." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/megynkelly">@megynkelly</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/nbc">@nbc</a> you are making us professional women look bad. We would never wear this dress in a prof. setting.<a href="https://t.co/B1DWPTAXLt">https://t.co/B1DWPTAXLt</a></p>&mdash; Tiffany Reynolds (@treynoldsNC) <a href="https://twitter.com/treynoldsNC/status/870431622167965696">June 2, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "Why is she wearing a cocktail dress for an interview? @MSNBC going for low-information viewers again like their $1bn earned media for Trump," wrote another user. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Why is she wearing a cocktail dress for an interview? <a href="https://twitter.com/MSNBC">@MSNBC</a> going for low-information viewers again like their $1bn earned media for Trump??</p>&mdash; PureNTrue (@PureNTrue1) <a href="https://twitter.com/PureNTrue1/status/870441000744964098">June 2, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The media felt that her attire was really 'unprofessional' and made them feel like she is once again working FOX News, where late Roger Ailes made women anchors wear short skirts and high heels, and caked up makeup. Recently, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who met PM Modi in Berlin, faced criticism on social media as Twitter thought that the actress 'wasn't properly dressed to meet a national leader'. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you for taking the time to meet me this morning <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi">@narendramodi</a> Sir. Such a lovely coincidence to be in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/berlin?src=hash">#berlin</a> at the same time. ???????? <a href="https://t.co/vLzUSH5WR1">pic.twitter.com/vLzUSH5WR1</a></p>&mdash; PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) <a href="https://twitter.com/priyankachopra/status/869465148737679360">May 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> However, the 'Quantico' star seemed unfazed by the trolling and posted a photo of her flashing some more legs and roped in her mom, Madhu Chopra for the pic.(ANI)
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