Today, Megyn Kelly slammed designer Donna Karan for defending her pal Harvey Weinstein despite the serious sexual harassment accusations against him. While in attendance at the CinéFashion Film Awards in Los Angeles this past weekend, Karan opened up about the producer’s scandal and shocked everyone when she suggested that the women ‘asked for it.’
On her Megyn Kelly Today NBC show, the TV personality revealed that after hearing what Karan’s stance on sexual abuse against women is, she vowed never to wear the designer’s clothes again.
While Kelly pointed out that what Karan said it’s completely wrong, she also noted that unfortunately, she’s not the only one with that type of disturbing mindset.
‘Let’s be perfectly clear. Women sometimes make bad fashion choices, including at the office. This doesn’t invite their own harassment. Period. There are laws in this country. Laws. I do not give a damn if a woman shows up in a bikini to the office, that does not invite or make it OK for her superior to harass her. It makes it OK for her boss to say, ‘Go home and change.’ That’s it,’ Kelly stated.
She then went on by saying that sexual harassment has nothing to do with fashion but with control and power in the workplace.
Kelly also noted that this victim shaming is not only insulting to the women who go through it but also to men in general as it makes them seem like animals who are rendered unable to control themselves upon seeing a bit of skin.
In actuality, victim shaming is precisely why so many women choose to hide their traumatic experiences instead of seeking justice.
Megyn then addressed Donna directly, asking her to stop making women feel even more shame about speaking up and then told everybody she is done wearing her clothes!
Meanwhile, Karan claimed yesterday that her statement was taken out of context.
‘I’ve spent my life championing women. My statements were taken out of context and don’t represent how I feel about the current situation concerning Harvey Weinstein. I believe sexual harassment is NOT acceptable and this is an issue that MUST be addressed once and for all regardless of the individual. I’m truly sorry to anyone that I offended and everyone that has ever been a victim.’