@NickelodeonTV this @JasonBiggs debacle needs more than just lip-service from you guys. Now @Megynkelly is on it.
— Scottie C. (@BigBadCreative) September 4, 2012
@megynkelly is going to tell the story of the vile @JasonBiggs finally. @Sears @NickeolodeonTV. It needs to be told. He's a misogynist.
— Sheryl (@sav01) September 4, 2012
This afternoon on “America Live,” Fox News’ Megyn Kelly discussed the controversy over actor Jason Biggs’ filthily misogynistic tweets about Paul Ryan, Janna Ryan, and Ann Romney. Twitchy has been on top of this story and has covered it at length, but today marks the first time a major media outlet has addressed it.
Viewers were thrilled that Biggs’ comments were finally being spotlighted by the national media:
Thanks @megynkelly… @FoxNews finally reporting @Jasonbiggs misogynistic Tweets and the lack of response from @NickelodeonTV.. @TwitchyTeam
— Bill Steward (@Stewman1965) September 4, 2012
@megynkelly Thank you! It's about time the media spot lights the (continuing) disgusting tweets of @JasonBiggs.
— They call me … Jen (@JKBell78) September 4, 2012
thank you, @megynkelly, for covering the @jasonbiggs pig
— shan the man (@shannonhorn) September 4, 2012
Kelly spoke with Fox Business correspondent Dennis Kneale, who reported on the pressure Nickelodeon is facing to fire Biggs. He remarked that Biggs has yet to issue any semblance of an apology and that representatives from Nickelodeon have not returned calls.
Kelly herself called the tweets “really disturbing, vile, and hateful.”
Megyn Kelly: I went to @JasonBiggs twitter page, really disturbing, vile, hateful material on there. I don't recommend it. @Nickelodeontv
— Beverly Says (@BeverlyHobbit) September 4, 2012
Blogger The Right Scoop captured the exchange:
Megyn Kelly on Nickelodeon’s @JasonBiggs and his “really disturbing, vile” tweets about Ann Romney and Janna Ryan http://t.co/IhS1HXCe
— Right Scoop (@trscoop) September 4, 2012
Twitterers expressed their gratitude to Kelly for calling attention to Pig Biggs’ viciousness and Nickelodeon’s spineless silence:
@megynkelly Thank U 4 kidding this guy 2 the curb, so to speak. #jasonbiggs He's terrible, gross 2 a lot of ppl. Just terrible.
— Pharlap (@pharlap9) September 4, 2012
@megynkelly Thanks for factual, direct, appropriate reporting on Jason Biggs. Nickelodeon can't think this is funny. Fire the fool! #tcot
— Bill Walsh (@CSICrisisII) September 4, 2012
.@megynkelly Thank you for covering and bringing attention to that lowlife (I won't even type his name)
— Deb Olvey (@catlvr4395) September 4, 2012
@megynkelly great job on JerkBiggs. Thx for standing up for the kids. @michellemalkin @MichelleFields @TwitchyTeam
— Dersu Uzala (@Dersu62) September 4, 2012
@megynkelly @NickelodeonTV @JasonBiggs -thanks megyn for exposing this vile hateful guy!! NOT WATCHING NICKELODEON or BIGGS movies!!
— D'Niece (@DNiece831) September 4, 2012
@NickelodeonTV @JasonBiggs @megynkelly Finally someone brings this to t.v. thanks Megyn. when will Nick do something!
— watchingdaisies (@watchingdaisies) September 4, 2012
Again, @megynkelly, thank you for the @JasonBiggs exposure. It's vile and disgusting and continues.
— They call me … Jen (@JKBell78) September 4, 2012
Thank you @megynkelly for covering the story about the vile tweets from @JasonBiggs. Wish the rest of the media would do the same.
— The Mad Hessian (@TheMadHessian) September 4, 2012
@megynkelly Thanks for reporting on @Jasonbiggs and @nickelodeontv We can't back down on this! Our children deserve better!
— Shawn Williams (@SCWill36) September 4, 2012
@megynkelly Thank you from all the moms in America for your report on Jason Biggs
— JSMZ (@jsmzaro) September 4, 2012
The report also led to renewed calls for Nickelodeon to kick Biggs to the curb:
TY @FoxNews @megynkelly on reporting @nickelodeonTV @Viacom silence on @JasonBiggs (he deleted those tweets). FIRE @JASONBIGGS NOW.
— StopSmartMeters (@StopSmartMeters) September 4, 2012
@michellemalkin @megynkelly @NickelodeonTV @JasonBiggs fire him from Nick.
— Deana Darby (@DeanaDarby) September 4, 2012
@megynkelly thanks for NOT repeating what Biggs tweated. He should be fired by nickelodeon.. Love ya Meg
— Jennifer Duvall (@skygirljenn) September 4, 2012
@megynkelly Nick should drop Biggs, they link his twitter on their site targeted at children. #disgusting
— jennifercotten (@luckyjen11) September 4, 2012
@michellemalkin @megynkelly @NickelodeonTV @JasonBiggs And Nickelodeon is gonna let this go?????
— mary cardoni (@marycardoni) September 4, 2012
@michellemalkin @megynkelly @NickelodeonTV @JasonBiggs Hey Nickelodeon, how long does it take to decide you are for or against depravity?
— CDB (@quietnolonger) September 4, 2012
@megynkelly ALL the filthy/vile comments, protests, etc., always come from Democrats. As a nation, how can we support this? Fire Biggs!
— Suzette York (@SuzetteYork) September 4, 2012
Yes @MegynKelly! @NickelodeonTV should fire @JasonBiggs for his vile comments — he is a spokesperson talking to young kids — not cool!
— Stacey Kannenberg (@StaceyKann) September 4, 2012
With a national spotlight now being shown on Pig Biggs, will Nickelodeon finally move out from behind the nasty actor and stand up for kids instead?
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/04/megyn-kelly-addresses-jason-biggs-vile-tweets-on-fox-news/