Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly has been slammed online after criticizing first lady Jill Biden, who holds a doctorate in education, for using the title “Dr.” However, Twitter users are hitting back claiming Kelly’s late father held the same Ph.D. as Biden and also used the title.
Kelly wrote an infuriated tweet after the NFC Championship game in Philadelphia on Sunday, January 29. The fury came when a football announcer referred to the first lady, who was in attendance, as “Dr. Jill Biden.”
According to CNN, the First Lady previously confessed that her doctorate is “one of the things I’m most proud of.” Megyn Kelly begins to differ…
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Who is Megyn Kelly’s father?
Megyn Kelly’s late father was Edward Kelly, who taught at the State University of New York at Albany. He was an associate professor of education and had earned a Ph.D. in the field. Interestingly, Dr Edward Kelly held the same doctorate as the First Lady.
dr Kelly worked at the Center for Instructional Development at Syracuse University where he was the associate director for research and evaluation. He was also a published author and often wrote for educational journals, his work earning high acclaim from critics.
The Edward F. Kelly Evaluation Conference occurs annually and is dedicated in memory of Dr. Kelly, who tragically passed away from a heart attack when he was only 45.
In an exclusive letter to the Daily Mail, Megyn Kelly reflected on losing her father at age 15, just 10 days before Christmas.
“It was a sudden heart attack, and it changed my family forever,” she wrote. “My last sight of him was of him sitting on the couch, looking at the Christmas tree,”
“What I wouldn’t give now to have that moment back. To have just one more chance to tell him how much I love him,” she added.
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Megyn & I were both born in Champaign, Illinois. Megyn was born there because her dad received his Ed.D (Doctor of Education), THE SAME DEGREE DR. JILL HAS, at @edILLINOIS the year after she was born.
When her dad taught at @ualbany he was called Dr. Kelly. https://t.co/wnYqK0drdY
— Jason Patterson 📚📜🗜🎨 (@jason_patterson) January 30, 2023
Megyn Kelly in hot water for mocking Jill Biden’s ‘Dr’ title
Megyn Kelly wrote on Twitter: “Announcers for this Eagles-49ers game just spotted the First Lady in a box and of course call her ‘Dr. Jill Biden.’ Wonder if she realizes what a wannabe she looks like insisting on this fake title. Get a real MD or just work on your self-esteem.”
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Announcers for this Eagles-49ers game just spotted the First Lady in a box and of course call her “Dr. Jill Biden.” Wonder if she realizes what a wannabe she looks like insisting on this fake title. Get a real MD or just work on your self-esteem.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) January 29, 2023
First Lady Jill Biden earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Delaware. Therefore she has the prerogative to use the title “Dr.”
Biden is dedicated to her work and even throughout her husband’s vice presidency and presidency, she has taught full-time at Northern Virginia Community College.
Following Megyn Kelly’s tweet, many have hit back in defense of Dr. biden Former US attorney, Joyce Vance, wrote: “When the worst criticism you can muster of the First Lady is her use of a title she legitimately earned.”
Another user wrote: “OUR PHILADELPHIA EAGLES are going to the SUPER BOWL and Megyn Kelly is attacking one of our own, Dr. Jill Biden, for using a title that she rightfully earned?”