Megyn Kelly's decision to interview Alex Jones for her new show on NBC is drawing fierce criticism from many quarters, including a mother whose daughter was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that Jones called a "false flag."
Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose daughter Ana Grace was slain in the 2012 elementary school mass shooting, has taken to social media to attack Kelly for "normalizing" Alex Jones, who once said that the shooting was a hoax conducted by the government as a pretext for taking away Americans' guns.
Addressing Kelly, Marquez-Greene said that promoting Jones through her show reopened old wounds for Sandy Hook parents who lost their children more than four years ago.
"By making this choice, you grieve our hearts and the memory of our child," she wrote. "You have a powerful platform. I encourage you to 'shine light' on affirming the losses suffered here- NOT on a person who mocks those losses.... Evil doesn't need another platform."
Marquez-Greene also pointed out the bitter irony of Kelly's interview with Jones airing on Father's Day this coming Sunday.
"In Megyn Kelly's America, cruelty gets you on national TV," she wrote. "Sandy Hook grieving dads will go to the cemetery."
Read Marquez-Green's tweets below.
@megynkelly I never imagined losing a child to gun violence and being involved in something like this. By making th… https://t.co/MKbXMbRk5j— Nelba Márquez-Greene (@Nelba Márquez-Greene)1497236610.0
@megynkelly The memory of our child. You have a powerful platform. I encourage you to "shine light" on affirming th… https://t.co/mamR5tsHD3— Nelba Márquez-Greene (@Nelba Márquez-Greene)1497236674.0
@megynkelly Person who mocks those losses. @megynkelly , I pray you never know it pain. I am asking you to be the w… https://t.co/Lkv9801v5P— Nelba Márquez-Greene (@Nelba Márquez-Greene)1497236728.0
@megynkelly Reversed. You have the choice to do the right thing. Shine light on truth, love and hope. Hate and evil… https://t.co/TYZmfppiPS— Nelba Márquez-Greene (@Nelba Márquez-Greene)1497236789.0
In @megynkelly 's America, cruelty gets u on national TV on Father's Day. #SandyHook grieving dads will go to the cemetery. #thisisnotnormal— Nelba Márquez-Greene (@Nelba Márquez-Greene)1497237954.0