Naomi Osaka Claps Back After Megyn Kelly Criticizes Her Sports Illustrated Cover

Naomi Osaka and Megyn Kelly have a heated exchange on Twitter after the journalist criticized the tennis superstar for appearing on magazine covers after refusing to speak to media at the French Open. Keshia Chante and Morgan Hoffman react on ET Canada Live.

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Susan Smith
Susan Smith:
Its sad when someone's in their 20s has to tell grown woman how to conduct herself.
Donna Gray
Donna Gray:
Naomi has every right to protect her mental health
As a person suffering from massive social anxiety disorder most of my life, I think I can understand that Naomi Osaka can handle the media only in a NON-HOSTILE environment. For instance magazine covers and interviews are by nature reverential and thus will be done in a manner in which Naomi will be made to feel extremely comfortable and may be even special. However press interviews definitely are held in an environment in which she can not control the narrative and can be rather confrontational and might induce extreme anxiety and given she is also an introvert who has to answer the questions in front of 1000's of might only exacerbate her anxiety...

Having said that - to a person on the outside, it will be very hard to explain why Naomi is comfortable doing magazine covers and not press interviews and in that Megyn Kelly has a that she may come across as a bit of a hypocrite to the outside world....

Think Naomi should not do any media and just concentrate on the sport or if she is doing any form of media then do all forms of the media....that will shutup people....This half in half out regiment does not work for anyone....especially if you are in the public eye....

People find it hard to believe that I find acting/dancing easy on stage yet I find being myself and giving a speech as myself on stage extremely hard not realizing my anxiety is induced on stage by being myself where as with acting/dancing you are pretending to be someone else.....
Iane Howe
Iane Howe:
She’s an adult and can do whatever she wants if she wants to give a interview, if she doesn’t, if she wants to talk to magazine if she doesn’t. She doesn’t belong to others but herself much less to the media.
The Brethren Matthew 23:8
The Brethren Matthew 23:8:
A woman derive joy tearing another woman down old enough to her daughter.
Deborah Frederick
Deborah Frederick:
Four years from now, when Megyn is even more irrelevant than she is now, Naomi will STILL be young, beautiful, wealthy, AND kicking ass on the tennis court.❤️❤️❤️
Lisa Burke
Lisa Burke:
Please just leave this young lady alone. I hope she appears on several more covers.
Noel A
Noel A:
The phrase "Shut up Meg!" has never been more appropriate
ewa krol
ewa krol:
Megyn karen is a real karen, spot on and thank you.
Megyn is a big bully. She needs to stop squabbling with a child🤦🏾‍♀️
Facts over Fear
Facts over Fear:
Looks like she’s trying to get back in Fox News again ! Lol 😂
It's Never Too Late - Dating Advice for Women 50+
It's Never Too Late - Dating Advice for Women 50+:
What Megyn and a lot of people don't get is that you can be an introvert and still do magazine covers. Robert DeNiro is shy and a total introvert. He's an actor in movies, but he rarely does interviews.
Natasha Peterson
Natasha Peterson:
Megyn just wants to stay relevant that's it period. She has been a Twitter troll since being fired
Ruben Castaneda
Ruben Castaneda:
Megyn (Karen) must have so much time on her hands to be going after Naomi or just wants people to remember her since her show was canceled after only 1 season I believe.....shame on you.
Hattie Tarrer
Hattie Tarrer:
Naomi Osaka doesn’t have to explain anything. She is Awesome!!! Regardless what she does.
Amen. ! U said it . Depression is just as bad as having any other illnesses
Allen Joseph
Allen Joseph:
Naomi is very smart. She's schooling her in a classy way : go do some research before you open your mouth. Shut the door.
Dr. JP MD:
I respect the fact that Naomi Osaka realized she needed to focus on her mental well being and held herself up to the light in a world full of darkness and negativity. Let's approach mental health with the dignity it deserves.
Well done Naomi - taking control of her destiny.
Shirley Hollins
Shirley Hollins:
When you look that great on the cover of a magazine! I can see how people could be jealous! Great job Naomi!
Laura Roberts
Laura Roberts:
Megan go away....NBC paid you 60$million to do just that!Girl Bye🙄
Jennifer Frazier, LPC
Jennifer Frazier, LPC:
Naomi you looked absolutely stunning on your COVERS!!!💯👏🏽💖
Dickerson Adrienne
Dickerson Adrienne:
Megyn just jealous 😂😂😂😂
Gmail User
Gmail User:
Why the hell is Megyn Kelly picking random fights with random people on the internet?
Willy Bagatcholon
Willy Bagatcholon:
Scrutinising is okay as long as it's done professionally and ethically.
Joulien Solomons
Joulien Solomons:
Naomi is a great tennis player. She has the body why not do this shoot!!! Go for it Naomi Osaka.
Jack Throne
Jack Throne:
It’s so amusing how Megyn is obviously jealous of Naomi lol
Megyn made her career at Fox from "punching down". Naomi isn't the first athlete having anxiety issues, but she fit into "Megyn's target audience". Imo, Megyn is lucky Naomi don't make NY housecalls.
Danaya Play roblox
Danaya Play roblox:
Naomi Osaka is: Awesome, Great, Magnificent, the Goat and more.
Rachelle Alexandre
Rachelle Alexandre:
She better not come for our girl 🇭🇹
J L:
I love me some Keisha Chante, she is just so smart, beautiful and definitely knows her pop cultural population and always comes w a great perspective on things. Love her!💜💫✨
Sim Simas
Sim Simas:
Silence is a sign of strength and mental toughness. Practice makes perfect.
Chris Lee
Chris Lee:
I agree interviews are quite different from a photo shoot environment but that was not Naomi's response. In some way Kelly is correct.
Erik Johansson
Erik Johansson:
I thought after turning podcaster Megan Kelly was anti-media. I guess she is when it suits her.
Now that Naomi has revealed her " weakness " some ppl are gonna harp on it
Vickie Gunnells-Hodge
Vickie Gunnells-Hodge:
#CONGRATULATIONSNAOMIOSAKA. Keep doing you maximized! As for the professional hater #MegynKellyKaren, who is just too heartless for words, and probably really perturbed that a Black tennis star knows she has every right to look out for herself, while respectfully rejecting reporters who may have wanted to take shots are her for something, instead of focusing on her unchallenge-able talents! Please get a life beyond hating on someone who doesn't have to talk to anyone if she feels threatened in any way, especially as it relates to her mental health!!
Carla Marie Mills
Carla Marie Mills:
Megan Kelly never gets anything right 😂
Riley Reese
Riley Reese:
Honestly, look, I like Naomi, but I'm kind of getting slightly annoyed at her doing more fashion than actually playing tennis. Other very talented tennis-women are not getting as much exposure, though they deserve it as well. Sure Naomi is being made a fashion icon more because of her mixed race - but thats kind of just media using that for selling fashion. Iga Swiatek on the other hand - a great young athlete as well, as good, maybe even a better player than Naomi, but doesn't get as much media covering, why? Because she doesn't create DRAMA. And Naomi seems to be causing DRAMA. If she has anxiety issues - sure, deal with it with you team, no need to make in an international news about it - every single sportsman/woman deals with some kind of personal issues - they deal with it and thats all. So yeah, something fishy about the whole thing. I'm gonna root for other tennis girls.
Roddrick D. Haynes
Roddrick D. Haynes:
Megan Kelly needs to grow up and find something with some substance. Megan wants to have a relevant story so bad. She’s taking time out to poke at essentially a child. Basically Megan knows this young lady is extremely talented, very smart and really attractive! #meganhating!
Megyn Kelly trying to sound relevant. Go away.
KNJ Moorhouse
KNJ Moorhouse:
Frankly, Naomi has the right to choose what kinds of interactions she wants to have with the press, how often, etc. The press's sense of entitlement that they can do and ask whatever they want, harass people, etc. is nuts!!! It is NOT good journalism. Kudos to Naomi. Too bad she deleted her response to Megyn "Karen" Kelly. Good idea blocking her, too.
Margaret Hall
Margaret Hall:
You can tell Megan Kelly was one of the mean girls in school.
She hardly ever has anything nice to say. She even has that nasty look
Iamsexy Andiknow
Iamsexy Andiknow:
People have so much time in their hands after working from home.

A well-known journalist instead of doing a better use of her time being mean on line became her sport.
Lindamae JOHNSON
Lindamae JOHNSON:
Is there some racial bias going on here Megan Kelly is so wrong and how this young woman conducts her business is her business.😡😡😡😡😡😡.
The expert on blackface Megs is clearly a bully!
when a young woman 👋 comes back to a grown woman who supposedly should’ve know better than that let’s stand together not degrade her especially when she’s struggling with a lot WOW 😮 I love #Naomi #liveyourbestlife
Rated R
Rated R:
Come on, Megyn. Just because she's introverted means she can't venture into other business deals? As a major introvert myself I know what it's like to be heavily scrutinized and judged. It's very hurtful and unkind. If you're an extrovert, just be happy you're an extrovert and try not to walk on those who are introverted. Megyn Kelly can't win grand slams like Naomi Osaka and Naomi Osaka isn't super confident in interviews like Megyn Kelly, so get off her back.
Verna M.C. Mendiola
Verna M.C. Mendiola:
Megan is a mean girl who never grew up. Naomi can run circles around her with her beauty and talent.
Nubianstar twenty six
Nubianstar twenty six:
Megyn (Karen) is a professionall bully. Since her show was canceled, Karen (Megyn) has nothing else to do of course.
This woman (Karen or Megyn) is probably jealous of Naomi's success and since things are not going well for her, she prefers to go after people who are younger than her and thus, she will be able to destroy their self esteem instead of uplifting them. This woman is really pitiful! 🙄🙄🙄🙄
I hope someone will tell her to stop her childish behaviour. 🤪🤪
Love Naomi! Leave her alone…
Ann Smith
Ann Smith:
Too much time is spent tearing down others to make oneself look good to score point.I don't regard this as good journalism. As for Naomi she rose above the unwanted press with her response.She is being courageous for bringing to the forefront the plight of ills that are overlooked in general.I look at her declaration as a champion for mental disorders.Continue on your journey you are destined for bigger and better things.Trail blazer for a good cause.More love makes the world we live in a better place.
CelesteStation51 Smith
CelesteStation51 Smith:
Megyn should learn to keep her mouth shut…. She had no right attacking Naomi like that….
rob thee poet
rob thee poet:
Here for Naomi, why shouldn't she do whatever she wants with her media presence?
Kimberly Johnson
Kimberly Johnson:
Megyn it wouldn't cost you a dime to stay out Naomi's BUSINESS!!!!
MamaStorm DrD
MamaStorm DrD:
Why is Megyn not getting grief for bullying???
Naomi has the freedom to take a stand when and where she wants. She faced the consequences (fines) for not doing media. Can’t we please be kind?!?!?
Michelle White Lafitte Mybelle504 on IG
Michelle White Lafitte Mybelle504 on IG:
Depression is real.
Lucia Florent
Lucia Florent:
Meghn Karen is doing what she always does
This is the reason she turns down irrelevant press such as thirsty Megan...blocking you is the best thing ever, you were taking space that you didnt earn.
King David
King David:
They just want Naomi out in the open so they can tarnish her innocence and her integrity because they have none a d a child is better than them all. She’s bullying a young woman that could be her daughters age and has never slandered her at all in any way smh 🤦🏾‍♂️
Antonia Escobar
Antonia Escobar:
Why does Megyn always need to be schooled.
Maryna Murray
Maryna Murray:
Ronaldo who is a soccer super-star received no negativity when he removed the Coca-Cola (sponsorship) drinks from his press-meeting, yet Naomi is criticized for voicing her feelings towards press meetings? Another example of discrimination against females.
Tuti A
Tuti A:
OMG Meghan just wants to be talked about! And yes interview after the match and a magazine interview are not the same
Jeanny Benavides
Jeanny Benavides:
Trying to stay relevant at the expense of someone else's life.
Kindness to Naomi
In a controlled environment with a photographer is different than on camera LIVE being asked random questions. She knows nothing about introverts.
The Karen part is so true. M needs to know that she can be blocked and it's not a crime. Who wants to have exchanges with her negative narrative. She acts as though Naomi should be grateful to get criticized by her. WTF? SMH
robert logiudice
robert logiudice:
Huh she threw a fit over questions from the press bailed on the french...but some how she did a reality show ..Barbie doll ..a cover . And several interviews in Japan ...must be selective depression
Comes n goes...$$$$
Q Wilson
Q Wilson:
Megyn Karen love the name it suits her perfectly
Oz Lee
Oz Lee:
I don't like Kelly or the way she is going about it. That said, it's not really debatable that doing press is part of a pro athlete's job. It's not "extra", it's part of why they get paid so incredibly well. They don't have to be good at it or answer invasive questions, but they do have to show up. Tournaments and leagues are a business. You can't just show up to play and leave with a bag of money without doing the photo ops and interviews.
Joy & Lily
Joy & Lily:
No! And I'm glad Naomi blocked her. Good for her! She doesn't have to let toxic energy in. Yes she should protect her peace!
Ok Goodness
Ok Goodness:
I love Naomi Osaka! Beat them all, girl!
Malekatah Campbell
Malekatah Campbell:
I'm not mad @Naomi good for her, she have several jobs not just tennis strong 💪
louise guindan
louise guindan:
Megyn just wanted to stir the pot and be relevant at this point
R R:
De'Quad Binder
De'Quad Binder:
Naomi is an icon 🙌🏾
Carrie Malott
Carrie Malott:
Really Megyn??? Does being a “b..” make you feel like you’re in control?? Why don’t you try having compassion instead of tearing apart somebody you don’t even know. It’s hard not to lose respect for you after these comments but I will try to give you the benefit of the doubt the way you should’ve given Naomi.
Cal V Thomas
Cal V Thomas:
I watched N Osk’s docu-series on Netflix, and it was very obvious that this young lady is not comfortable being in the lime light. She is very mature for her age, but also very shy.
I do not believe for one min, that she is putting on an act, just so she doesn’t have to go in front of the media. I’m sure she wouldn’t risk losing money because of her ego.

People need to leave her alone, and worry about their own lives that nobody cares about.
Why does megan cares about why naomi doesn't want to do press but doing covers??? Why does matter to megan.. it is naomi's decision...
Beas Family Tv
Beas Family Tv:
Forget Megyn Karen and look at the cover Naomi Osaka looks stunning 😍.
Pamela Johnson
Pamela Johnson:
Naomi Osaka said she was concerned about her mental health due to anxiety, so what does Meaghan Kelly do attack her for no damn reason. SMH, leave this Beautiful Young Woman alone‼️
Hey Megyn - Guess what? You've made yourself LESS THAN 0. Naomi and ALL young people are a Blessing
Monique Black
Monique Black:
Kelly’s right
I believe Meghan (Karen) Kelly,, is picking fights /controversy to be in the SPOTLIGHT, because who remember her without she picking on current people who are in the spotlight.
Paul G
Paul G:
I don't get Megyn, she claims she supports mental health and has, takes time for therapy, says she supports uplifting women, yet likes to take jabs at women who are going through mental health struggles. I guess you would have to be literally on your death bed for any illness to be taken seriously according to Megyn's standards.
So sad that u have to tear someone down to make ur self feel better
Ola... O
Ola... O:
I like her work but Naomi is just making excuses. I knew she was never gonna skip the Olympics. You’re not going to like every aspect of tennis, people simply grow thicker skin and adapt.
D W:
3:54 - 5:00 is exactly what I would have said!!!
Jz Disney B
Jz Disney B:
Meghan misses being in the spotlight so what better way for it to happen then by tearing down another woman. Really classy Meghan. 😏🤨😠
If the tables were turned and someone called her out on how she was handling her own personal struggle, she'd cuss and fuss quickly. Bye Meghan!!! 😠😡🤬
She’s such a bully!! She’s still young and still figuring out how to deal with fame. Megan, you are a grown ass woman, such a shame. Why can’t woman support woman, why do we have to let each other down???
Julie A
Julie A:
Maybe if these - athletes would focus on their sport instead of appearing on magazine covers and other publicity crap, they wouldn't need to take so many mental breaks😂
Keith Lofton
Keith Lofton:
Let me get this straight! Some old pasty looking broad trying to come at a young beautiful color black Japanese woman, is a damn shame! Snowflake jealousy is something else.
Taylor Roberts
Taylor Roberts:
4:10... THAT PART!!!. Megan Kelly is so imature and needs the clicks & views! IMO unless you have personally experience depression; has loved or taken care of someone who suffers/suffered from mental illness, don't point your finger and assume you know how the individual feels. "SOME" people who are diagnosed with Mental Health Disorders, can still live a balance life. I bet Megan couldn't walk one day in Naomi's shoes.
Antoinette Mosley
Antoinette Mosley:
She doesn't have to answer nor explain herself to anybody. Meghan Kelly just mad cuz she can't get an exclusive interview
Vee Tee
Vee Tee:
You call that woman a journalist? Lmao she's literally attacking Naomi for no reason
Hilma Moore
Hilma Moore:
She might be jealous of this young lady
Luna Wolfe
Luna Wolfe:
You said it right Megyn Karen lol
Alexis Agginie
Alexis Agginie:
Why is Megyn trying to bully Naomi? What business is it of Megyn how Naomi handles herself?
Who is accountable to Megyn?
F. Acostaa
F. Acostaa:
I can't stand Megyn she's always trying to take people down. I think Megan is so bitter and unhappy therefore making her aggressive & petty. Naomi is a true athlete and knows how to handle herself.
Duncan Bridgeforth
Duncan Bridgeforth:
The Kelly chick acts like a child and the child acts like an adult. Smh
Carla Jordon
Carla Jordon:
This woman is right ,, take of yourself in order to please and take care of others