Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 2, 2017. Getty Images/Alexey Druzhinin

While most of the people in the United States as well as all over the world tuned into the special episode of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly,” to finally get some answers out of Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the raging controversy that Russia had sabotaged the 2016 U.S. election, it ended up being a one-way conversation that left many disappointed.

Knowing that it would be one of those rare occasions in which she got to have a one-on-one with the man of the moment, Putin himself, Kelly wasted no time in addressing the issues that have been plaguing American minds, including the FBI, who is currently looking into possible ties between President Donald Trump’s administration and Russian officials.

But even though Kelly managed to ask all the right questions, her approach toward the same has been criticized by many who expected her to get Putin to open up more than he did, during the interview.

According to some people on the social media, Kelly let Putin own her interview, something that the NBC News reporter should have tried hard not to do.

Many even thought that there was no point in scheduling an interview with Putin as it was a common knowledge that he would look to deny every allegation that has been stated against his country. As predicted, Putin did adopt a tougher tone while defending the Russian government.

"There were no meetings. I - you understand? There were no meetings," Putin said when Kelly asked him what Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s meetings with former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was all about, Business Insider reported. "When I saw this, my jaw dropped."

Kelly was also criticized for skipping any questions on the prosecution of the LGBT community going on in Chechnya, Russia.

Putin went on to indirectly side with Trump when he blamed the American people of using their wild imagination to draw up political scenarios where their own country officials were colluding with Russia, as a form of extreme protest against their leader.

"For me, this is just amazing. You created a sensation out of nothing," Putin said, according to the Business Insider report. "And out of this sensation, you turned it into a weapon of war against the current president. Well, this is, you know, you're just, you people are so creative over there. Good job. Your lives must be boring."

This made some users allude to the notion that Trump and Putin were acting in each other’s interests. An American user even went as far as calling Putin “my president” in his tweet, insinuating that the POTUS was simply following the instructions given to him by the Russian leader.

Other than that, Megyn Kelly was also bashed by social media when she asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he was Twitter. Most people called her ignorant and criticized her ability as a journalist since Modi is the second most followed person on Twitter.

A lot was banking on the first episode of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly,” ever since Kelly left Fox News in January 2017 and joined NBC instead. However, according to the general consensus on social media, the reporter seems to have failed to use the given opportunity to her advantage.