Fox’s Inauguration Coverage Turns Into Awkward Convo About Beyonce’s Beauty as Megyn Kelly Defends Brit Hume’s Compliments

Recording artists Jay-Z and Beyonce arrive at the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Fox News panel covering President Obama’s second inauguration briefly turned their attention from politics Monday to the famous attendees in the crowd, among them, superstar couple Jay-Z and Beyonce.

After noting the “unusual combination” of people, which put the famous singers in the same camera shot as former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, Brit Hume took a moment to admire Beyonce’s beauty.

“Boy, she looks stunning doesn’t she?”

As Megyn Kelly agreed that Beyonce looks “fantastic,” co-host Chris Wallace cautioned: “Watch out — Brent Musburger got in trouble for that my friend.”

For those who don’t recall, Musburger is an ESPN announcer who was recently lambasted for admiring the good looks of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb.

“Moving on, quickly, moving on…” members of the Fox panel said over one another.

But Megyn Kelly declared: “She’s an incredibly beautiful woman and there’s nothing wrong with pointing it out.”

The group briefly discussed the controversy before being interrupted by one of the panelists: “How did we get so far afield?  We were in such a great place…”

Watch the entire exchange, below:

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