Megyn Kelly Is Done At NBC After Her Blackface Remarks

Megyn Kelly Is Done At NBC After Her Blackface Remarks

Megyn Kelly Is Done At NBC After Her Blackface Remarks

Kelly, 47, defended the use of blackface for Halloween costumes on Tuesday. "You truly do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on white face for Halloween", she asked a panel. Another source said Kelly is loved by NBC talent and the network's crew, and a third source said that NBC has "approached" her.

Did Kelly deserve pushback? Yes.

The reference to political correctness in a discussion about blackface struck some critics as odd, along with the show's cameras panning over the audience giving her a standing ovation for almost 20 seconds.

"There is no other way to put this but I condemn those remarks", said Lack. Yet another person claiming it's racist to have a white Santa, ' " Kelly, then a Fox News personality, said at the time. It actually made her a breakout star at the conservative network.

"While she apologized to the staff, she owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country because this is a history going back to the 1830s".

The blackface thing is a pretext, a "socially acceptable" reason for ending the Kelly experiment at NBC abruptly. But NBC actually hyped their own controversy.

Despite her tearful on-air apology on Wednesday, People reports that show staff is now being notified that they will no longer be working on the show. Even late night got to work.

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Regardless of her employment status, Kelly will reportedly be paid her entire $69 million contract.

Here's the fact: NBC News wanted Kelly out.

The cancellation of the show comes just 48 hours after she received backlash for her controversial remarks about blackface.

Kelly, who is midway through a three-year contract, did not respond to a request for comment.

On Wednesday it was reported that Kelly had fired her agent at Creative Artists Agency after rumours circulated that she might be moving on from her NBC daytime show.

Now, NBC News chairman Andy Lack didn't exactly stick his neck out for his embattled host. The closest she could get to that time bloc would be 7 p.m. or 11 p.m., but those slots are now occupied by network faves Martha MacCallum and Shannon Bream. The network did assign her as part of the team to cover the Olympics coverage in February, saying it did not want to disrupt her momentum. "Minstrel shows to demean and denigrate a race wasn't right", Roker continued.

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