Erin Moriarty Takes a Stand Against Megyn Kelly’s Plastic Surgery Accusations, and Her Co-Stars Show Their Support Erin Moriarty Fires Back at Megyn Kelly’s Plastic Surgery Accusations
The Boys star receives support from co-stars Jack Quaid and Chace Crawford after Megyn Kelly accuses her of getting extreme plastic surgery.
Erin Moriarty, who plays superhero Starlight on Prime Video’s R-rated comic book series The Boys, is firing back at Megyn Kelly after the former Fox News host accused her of getting extreme plastic surgery.
In a lengthy statement posted to Instagram on Friday, Moriarty slammed Kelly’s comments on a recent episode of The Megyn Kelly Show as “bullying” and “disgustingly false.”
In her statement, Moriarty began by expressing her disbelief at having to address such accusations.
“This is something I truly never anticipated writing,” Moriarty wrote. “We’re all subject to levels of bullying throughout our lives but I am horrified, and I felt that I deserved to take a second to address these things… To receive a message about a disgustingly false, counterproductive to the degree of being ironically misogynistic video of Megyn Kelly commenting on the manner — to learn the widespread nature of this has left me horrified.”
Moriarty then went on to address the specific accusations made by Kelly, including a before-and-after photo comparison that Kelly used to claim that Moriarty had undergone Plastic Surgery.
“Megyn used a photo taken ‘a year ago’ according to her, that had in actuality been taken about a decade ago before I was of LEGAL DRINKING AGE (I’m about to turn 30) as an example (maybe do some research that would take 30 seconds),” Moriarty wrote. “The ‘after’ photo Kelly claimed as proof that she had Plastic Surgery was from when she ‘got my make up done that day and it involves major contouring and I remember leaving and feeling pretty.'” (Moriarty has since deleted the photo from Instagram.)
Moriarty concluded her statement by expressing her disappointment and heartbreak over the situation.
“This is becoming harassment,” Moriarty said. “This is becoming false news.” She added that she was considering deactivating her Instagram account, saying, “I’ve been horrified by the reaction, the reductive assumptions, and the aforementioned video that is a primary example of such harassment. It’s broken my heart. You’ve broken my heart.”
Support from The Boys Co-Stars
Moriarty received support from some of her The Boys co-stars in the comments of the post. “Love you, Erin,” Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell) wrote. “F— the haters.” Meanwhile Chace Crawford (The Deep) posted a red heart emoji.
Moriarty’s statement and the support from her co-stars have sparked a conversation about the importance of body positivity and the dangers of online bullying.