Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly Lashes Out At Radio Host Who Criticized Her Maternity Leave!

Tue, August 9, 2011 4:14pm EST by 8 Comments

After radio host Mike Gallagher judged her for taking three months maternity leave following the birth of her daughter, anchor Megyn Kelly returned to work on Monday and gave him a taste of his own medicine!

The issue of maternity leave has been long-going — how much time should a new mom get to bond with and care for her baby? Well, radio host Mike Gallagher had some strong opinions on the topic back in May when he criticized Fox News anchor and mother of two, Megyn Kelly, 40, for taking three months off of work, calling her ‘vacation’ a ‘racket.’ What’s your take on the issue, HollyMoms?

“Megyn’s still on maternity leave … what a racket that is,” Gallagher announced in May, one month after Kelly gave birth to daughter Yardley Evans. “I mean, men don’t get to bond… How much time does she get off?” Upon being told it was three months, he said, “that’s unbelievable.”

Then on Monday, August 8, Kelly was ready to give him a piece of her motherly mind! “Are you not taking those remarks back? Is maternity leave, according to you, a racket?” Kelly asked him.

Gallagher could muster up the courage to respond by asking if men are given the same leave. “Guess what honey they do … if men would like to take three months off to go take care of their newborn baby they can.”

“What is it about getting pregnant and carrying a baby nine months,” the smiling second-time mom explained, “that you don’t think deserves a few months off, so bonding and recovery can take place? Hm?”

How did Gallagher respond to that? “I was drinking that day,” he quipped.

How do you feel about this issue, HollyMoms?

–Leigh Blickley