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Megyn Kelly poses Sept. 21, 2017, on the set of her show, "Megyn Kelly Today" at NBC Studios in New York. Megyn Kelly poses Sept. 21, 2017, on the set of her show, "Megyn Kelly Today" at NBC Studios in New York.

Megyn Kelly poses Sept. 21, 2017, on the set of her show, "Megyn Kelly Today" at NBC Studios in New York.

Sofia Ahmed
By Sofia Ahmed April 25, 2024

Altered video appears to show Megyn Kelly promoting “exotic coffee method” for weight loss

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  • In the original 2018 video, a "Megyn Kelly Today" show guest tells  Kelly about a weight-loss program called Optavia. She does not mention an "exotic coffee method". 

  • Learn more about PolitiFact’s fact-checking process and rating system.

 

Did Megyn Kelly promote an "exotic coffee method" for weight loss? No, a video that appears to show her talking about a weight loss product has been deceptively edited.

A Facebook video with the caption, "I lost over 330" shows the TV personality on "Megyn Kelly Today," formerly a part of the "Today" show, saying, "So, if you had 22 months to transform your life, what would you do? How about lose almost two-thirds of your own body weight? That is what one teacher from Pennsylvania managed to do."

Kelly then asks the teacher, Brittany May, to name her plan. "I’m using the coffee method," May responds. 

This post was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

A link in the post redirects users to a lengthy ad for a dietary supplement. We did a reverse-image search for a screenshot of the video and found that the video’s first half is authentic. Kelly did speak to May about her weight loss in a 2018 segment of "Megyn Kelly Today." 

But the video’s second half is edited. In the original video, when Kelly asks May to name her plan, May says, "Optavia," which is a diet program.

We rate the claim that Kelly promoted the "exotic coffee method" for weight loss on the "Megyn Kelly Today" show False. 

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