Backlash that has only escalated since a selfie of Kelly and Jones smiling together in car hit the internet:
Kelly’s been criticized for interviewing Jones, with some people questioning her journalistic integrity. By granting televised time to a known conspiracy theorist who has called the horrific 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax, she’s giving attention to an individual who arguably doesn’t deserve it. Kelly has defended herself, saying it’s her duty to “shine a light” on Jones and his behavior.
So, this BFF-esque photograph of the two? Well, it isn’t particularly helping her defense.
Here’s what people have said about the photo:
The segment on Kelly’s show is slated to air on Father’s Day and has lost at least one major sponsor.