Megyn Kellys NBC Morning Program will not return to the network's airwaves, NBC News reported Friday, referring to a spokesman."Megyn…
Megyn Kellys NBC Morning Program will not return to the network’s airwaves, NBC News reported Friday, referring to a spokesman.
“Megyn Kelly Today” does not return, “the spokesman said.” Next week, it will be 9:00 pm to host other TODAY co-anchors. “
Kelly started hosting his daytime play, “Megyn Kelly Today,” on NBC after leaving Fox News 2017.
The message comes only days after she was criticized for comments made on her show where she questioned why dressing up in Halloween’s blackface is inappropriate.
She picked up the blackface in one segment Tuesday morning while holding a round table discussion with a white-white panel about offensive Halloween costumes.
“But what is racist?” She wondered highly. “You’re in trouble if you’re a white person who puts on a blackface in Halloween or a black person who puts on white face for Halloween. As if I were a kid, it was OK as long as you dressed like a character.”
Kelly also defended a reality star who darkened her skin to dress up like Diana Ross.
“Some said it was racist,” she said. “I felt like, who does not love Diana Ross? She wants to look like Diana Ross for a day, and I do not know how it became racist on Halloween.”
Kelly’s remarks quickly returned to social media.
“I can not believe the ignorance of this in 2018,” wrote Padma Lakshmi on Twitter . “You are on national television. You have a responsibility to educate yourself on social issues @megynkelly. This is so harmful.”
Kelly apologize for NBC colleagues in an email Tuesday.
“To me I thought why would it be controversial for someone to dress like Diana Ross to look like this amazing woman as a way to honor and respect her?” Kelly wrote in part in the e-mail, received by ABC News. “I realize now that such behavior is really wrong, and I’m sorry. Blackface’s history in our culture is abominable, the wounds are too deep.”
Kellys NBC hosts still condemned their comments in a segment on “Today” Wednesday morning.
“In fact, with the excuse of the staff, she is guilty of a greater apology for people of color around the country,” said co-host and weather anchor Al Roker.
“This is a story dating back to the 1830s” continued Roker. “Minstrel shows that it’s not right, but I’m old enough to have lived through” Amos & # 39; n & # 39; Andy “, where you had white people in blackface who play two black characters, only enlarge the worst stereotypes about black people – and that’s what the problem is and that’s what the problem is.”
“There was some criticism yesterday online that this was politically correct driving amok,” added co-host Craig Melvin. “It’s stupid and it’s uneven and it’s as ignorant and racist as the statement itself.”
“In addition to being a colleague, she is a friend,” he said. “She said something stupid. She said something insensitive.”
Afterward, Kelly went on air and gave another excuse.
“I want to start with two words: I’m sorry,” said Kelly, visually emotionally, on top of her live show show Wednesday morning. “You may have heard that yesterday we discussed political correctness and Halloween costumes.”
She continued: “And that conversation turned around whether it’s okay for a person in a breed to dress like another – a black person who makes his face lighter or a white person who makes their darker to do a costume complete. I defended the idea and said that as long as it was respectful and part of a Halloween suit, it seemed good. Yes, I was wrong and I’m sorry. I’ve never been a “PC” kind of person, but I understands value to be sensitive to our history, especially about race and ethnicity. The past year has been so painful for many people in color. “