If you’re a regular listener or viewer of The Megyn Kelly Show, you know that Megyn likes to drop the occasional f-bomb and use a salty word or two every once in a while. In an effort to curb the habit, she decided to give up swearing for Lent. With Good Friday upon us, Megyn’s team decided it was time to take a look back at how she did over the course of the last 40 days. Let’s just say, things didn’t exactly go according to plan.
[Editor’s Note: Video contains explicit language]
The Best Laid Plans
Megyn entered this Lenten season with the best intentions. “As many of you know, I gave up swearing this year for Lent, which may or may not be over,” she joked. Unfortunately, the task proved to be a bit too challenging at times. “My attempt to give up swearing for Lent… didn’t go so well as listeners to this show know,” she admitted. In fact, “it went so poorly that my team started keeping track and has apparently made a compilation of my many missteps,” she added.
Megyn’s (Many) Missteps
With that, it was time to take a trip down memory lane. In the first clip, Megyn manages to self-censor, “You want to talk about that piece of – I can’t say the word because I’m not swearing for Lent.” But more often than not, she was less successful – though she did always repent afterwards, so all must be forgiven, right? “I can take an enormous sh–storm in my life without panicking,” she said in one of the throwbacks. “Once again, I swore. It’s still Lent. Lord forgive me.”
The challenge got so hard, Megyn even asked if she was allowed to change her Lenten sacrifice mid-season. Unfortunately, she was told that it isn’t allowed. During a Kelly’s Court segment with attorneys Mark Eiglarsh and Arthur Aidala in which she dropped a “bulls–t,” Aidala questioned Megyn’s follow through. “That’s what you gave up for Lent,” he asked. “I gave up booze and haven’t had a drink in 30 days.”
While some people might be a bit more disciplined in their approach, at least Megyn can laugh at herself. “I gave up swearing for Lent, and I have done the worst f–king job at it,” she quipped.
Megyn Seeks Forgiveness
At the end of the day, it’s the thought that counts – or at least that’s what Megyn is telling herself. “I tried,” she said. “‘Lord, forgive me’ is right, and he is a forgiving God.” This year might not have gone so well, but there’s always next time. “So, now the big question is: Should I try again next year to try to redeem myself or should I just find something new,” Megyn asked. We’re going to go ahead and assume that was a rhetorical question.
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