Erin Moriarty has denied Megyn Kelly's allegations that the actress underwent extreme plastic surgery. In a statement posted to Instagram on Friday, the “Boys” star wrote that these “disgustingly false” claims came about “during one of the most challenging weeks of my life.”
In the post, Moriarty writes that she has been “so stressed” over the past week that she has “barely been able to eat and sleep.” After losing weight during this time, Moriarty thought that “the verbal abuse/accusations” would come and that fans might see her and accuse her of drug use.
“We are all victims of bullying throughout our lives, but I am horrified and felt like I deserved to take a second to address these things,” Moriarty's statement read. “Receiving news of a disgustingly false, to the point of ironically counterproductive misogyny, video of Megyn Kelly commenting on the manner in which it was made – learning how widespread this is horrified me.”
Kelly made the comments on a Jan. 17 episode of her podcast, “The Megyn Kelly Show,” with guest Michael Knowles of The Daily Wire. After Knowles said plastic surgery was a “social disease,” Kelly turned fire on Moriarty for having an “addiction” to changing her appearance.
“It's not about an objection to plastic surgery, it's about the obsession with turning yourself into this false version of yourself,” Kelly said. “I think it’s like a sign of mental illness.”
Kelly then showed her audience a “relatively recent” image of the star with a brand new photo, expressing her concern and the perceived difference between the two images. “I thought it was an AI-generated face,” Kelly said. “She did this to herself.”
While Moriarty dismissed Kelly's claims, he debunked the claim that the first image was “relatively new.”
“Megyn used a photo that she said was taken 'a year ago' and was actually taken about a decade ago, before I was of legal drinking age,” Moriarty, now 29, continued . “It’s shocking how completely misinformed, inaccurate and clickbait it is to see people we follow who we think are informed.”
Moriarty continued, “I got my makeup done that day, and that included a lot of contouring, and I remember leaving and feeling really pretty.” And even that day was an immensely stressful one for me Day,” the actress wrote. “But it becomes a nuisance. This becomes fake news.”
The Daily Beast has reached out to Kelly for comment.