Popular Fox News host Megyn Kelly made the live-TV flub of her career when she introduced fellow Fox host Mike Huckabee as “F***abee.”
The Kelly File host invited the former Arkansas Governor to her program last night, and introduced him thusly:
“Joining me now, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is the host of ‘F***a’ — of ‘Huckabee … “
She quickly corrected her error, but not before dropping a full-on f-bomb that even elicited a blush and a smile from the conservative former pol.
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Though she proceeded with the interview without referencing the “F***abee” flub, Kelly addressed the unfortunate name substitution later in the program.
“Something else that happened on the program is also getting a lot of attention on Twitter,” Kelly reflected, continuing, “Including this tweet from some nice man named Sean who said, ‘Megyn, you’re a delight to watch and gave a stoic performance after your slip up with Gov. Huckabee’s name.’ I thought I was stoic too — I have a heart of a 12-year-old boy.”
Twitter users gave Kelly a bit of a hard time, but her popularity on a network that can be as polarizing as Fox can probably be attributed (at least partially) to her taking of things in stride. Even thinks like introducing a colleague with the f-bomb.
Watch Megyn Kelly call Mike Huckabee “F***abee” below!