“This has left me horrified”: Erin Moriarty Fires Back at Megyn Kelly After False Plastic Surgery Allegations

Erin Moriarty confronting Megyn Kelly's unfounded plastic surgery accusations and expressing dismay over the damaging falsehoods.

“This has left me horrified”: Erin Moriarty Fires Back at Megyn Kelly After False Plastic Surgery Allegations


  • Erin Moriarty's response to Megyn Kelly's plastic surgery claims sparked media debate.
  • Kelly's accusations led Moriarty to address the complexity of image and integrity.
  • Erin Moriarty refuted false plastic surgery claims by Megyn Kelly.
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Erin Moriarty, co-host of 48 Hours, is in a beef with former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. It all started when the 53-year-old accused the actress of getting plastic surgery on her podcast, The Megyn Kelly Show. The Driven star didn’t take it lying down, though. She hit back on social media, setting off a clash between the two media big shots.

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This showdown shines a light on the messy world of public scrutiny and the power it plays in journalism. 

Erin Moriarty Responds to Megyn Kelly’s Disturbing Plastic Surgery Claims

Erin Moriarty hit back at Megyn Kelly’s false claims about her plastic surgery, setting off a fiery back-and-forth in the media.


The artist, known for her role as Annie January in The Boys, took to Instagram on January 26 to address the issue. She expressed her shock at the online harassment following Kelly’s podcast comments.

Moriarty, amidst one of her most challenging weeks, opened up about the toll it took on her well-being. While expecting criticism for her appearance, she found herself targeted. She said, (Entertainment Weekly)

“I felt that I deserved to take a second to address these things… To receive a message about a disgustingly false counterproductive to the degree of being ironically misogynistic video of Megyn Kelly commenting on the manner, to learn the widespread nature of this has left me horrified.” 

Erin Moriarty and Megyn Kelly
Erin Moriarty and Megyn Kelly (credit: The Megyn Kelly Show, YouTube)

In the controversial podcast episode on January 17, Kelly labeled plastic surgery a “social illness” and used Moriarty as an example of someone with a supposed “addiction” to it.


Displaying two images, Kelly initially praised Moriarty as a “nice, beautiful natural girl” but then suggested a more recent picture that resembled an “AI-generated face,” accusing her of changing plastic surgery.

As tensions escalated and accusations flew, Moriarty addressed the complexity of personal image and professional integrity in the face of public scrutiny. Yet, the saga didn’t conclude there. Moriarty took the opportunity to clarify the context of the picture in question, adding another layer to the ongoing narrative.

Erin Moriarty Addressed Doubts Arising From Megyn Kelly’s Accusations

Moriarty wasted no time hitting back at Kelly’s claims, setting things straight after the journalist accused her of having plastic surgery. Moriarty took to Instagram to spill the beans on how the online heat was getting to her, especially with all the fake news flying around.

Erin Moriarty as Annie January/ Starlight in The Boys
Erin Moriarty as Annie January/ Starlight in The Boys

When Kelly flashed a picture of Moriarty and gasped at how different she looked, the Monster Party actress stepped up to clear the air.

In her Instagram post, Moriarty dropped some truth bombs. She revealed (Twitter) that the “before” picture Kelly showed was ancient, like, from a decade ago, way before she even hit the legal drinking age. And as for the “after” snap Kelly used as evidence?

It turns out that it was just a day when Moriarty got dolled up with some fancy makeup. She even deleted the picture from Instagram to put an end to the drama.


Moriarty didn’t mince words, calling out the whole situation as straight-up harassment and fake news. She’s only keeping her Instagram alive so people can read her side of the story, but otherwise, she’s had enough. And she didn’t hold back on calling out Kelly and Fox News for their role in the mess, although she later corrected herself about Kelly’s current gig.

It’s clear Moriarty’s not here for the drama, and she’s not afraid to speak her mind.


Written by Muskan Chaudhary

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Muskan Chaudhary, Junior Content Writer at Fandom wire. Having completed her degree in Commerce, she has written over 500 articles spanning FandomWire and Animated Times in the pop culture. She is dedicated to bring the latest and informative content from the entertainment world, thus expanding her knowledge in the field. Apart from her contributions to FandamWire, she has a keen interest in video games, sketching and playing tennis.