Megyn Kelly under fire for 'the gay thing' comment during 'Megyn Kelly Today' debut

Megyn Kelly's debut episode of "Megyn Kelly Today" is getting slammed online -- for more than one reason.

The former FOX News correspondent welcomed the cast of "Will & Grace" onto her new morning show on Monday morning ahead of the hit NBC sitcom's revival, and a comment that she made while talking to a superfan of the show is garnering Kelly criticism on Twitter.

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Kelly brought lawyer Russell Turner onto the stage to meet his idols saying, "Russell didn't know this was going to happen!"

"Is it true that you became a lawyer -- and you became gay! -- because of Will?" she jokingly asked.

After informing Turner that he would be getting tickets to a live "Will & Grace" taping and a behind-the-scenes tour of the set, Kelly turned to him and said her most head-turning statement of the morning.

"I don't know about the lawyer thing, but I think the 'Will & Grace' thing and the gay thing is going to work out great," she said.

Naturally, the bizarre wording garnered Kelly immediate backlash on Twitter, with a handful of critics tweeting the quote without much comment, in an effort to let it stand on its own.

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Additionally, Kelly has already been making headlines for announcing at the start of her "Today" hour that she was "done with politics" for a while. Many read the comment as representing her privilege and tone deaf amid our country's current political and social climate.

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