Megyn Kelly has slammed director Olivia Wilde for making Jordan Peterson a “monster” in her new film.
The former Fox News primetime star responded to a recent interview on her podcast in which Wilde said she based Chris Pine’s character in “Don’t Worry Darling” on Peterson, a controversial Canadian author and psychiatrist.
“This guy is Jordan Peterson who legitimizes certain aspects [the incel] movement because he is a former professor, he is a writer, he wears a suit, so they feel that this is a real philosophy that should be taken seriously,” said the film director.
Wilde, 38, described “incels” as “deprived, mostly white men who believe they deserve sex from women.”
Kelly fired back during her Thursday podcast, saying: “They feature Olivia Wilde as some kind of monster in the movie, so screw her!”
The former anchor said Wilde “attacked” Peterson after he opened up about his mental health struggles.
“In 2019, men accounted for 80% of all suicide deaths in America,” said the “Megyn Kelly Show” host.
“Studies also show that the majority of American men who die by suicide don’t know they have a history of mental health problems, because they don’t talk about it.”
Kelly added: “And when they talk about them and like Jordan Peterson, listen to Jordan Peterson, subscribe to Jordan Peterson or anyone else who talks about these issues, they get attacked.”
The Post has reached out to Wild’s representatives seeking comment.
Wilde’s personal life drama with estranged husband Jason Sudeikis and rumored romance with singer Harry Styles have garnered as much attention as the film, which was released last week.
Kelly questioned Wilde’s feminist sincerity, pointing to her own experience “at the start of the #MeToo movement.”
In 2017, Kelly came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against her former boss Roger Ailes. Her story and that of other women at the network became the basis for the hit movie “Bombshell,” in which Kelly was played by Charlize Theron.
“I think I can tell those of us who were there at the beginning — and Olivia Wilde by the way — you’re not one of them. Well, you weren’t there,” Kelly said, referring to the #MeToo movement.
Kelly said that “everyone agrees” that men should not be allowed to “gender favoritism in the office … a condition of advancement for women.”
According to Kelly, “Men agree with that and women agree with that.”
“It was never intended to make men into mass bastards. That’s what people like her are doing.”
“And it’s having a serious negative impact.”
Pietersen tearfully responded to Wilde’s objections during an interview with British television host Piers Morgan on Tuesday.
Morgan asked Peterson how he felt about Wilde making him a “crazy” character.
“This madman, this pseudo-intellectual hero of the incel community, these strange loners who are repulsive in many ways. is that you Are you an intellectual hero to these people?” Morgan asked.
“Yeah, why not. People have been after me for a long time because I’m talking to young people, which is terrible,” Peterson replied.
At that point, the controversial commentator broke down in tears.
“I thought the marginalized were supposed to have a voice?” He said after getting emotional.
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