SLUMSMAG STAFF: Greg Lewis
Megyn Kelly’s NBC morning show will not return to the network’s airwave reported Friday by NBC News, citing a spokesperson.
“‘Megyn Kelly Today’ is not returning,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying. “Next week, the 9 a.m. hour will be hosted by other TODAY co-anchors.”
Kelly began hosting her daytime talk show, “Megyn Kelly Today,” on NBC after leaving Fox News just a year ago.
The network made the announcement days after she was criticized for comments she made on her talk show in which she questioned the idea of dressing up in blackface for Halloween is inappropriate.
“But what is racist?” she wondered aloud. “You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface in Halloween or a black person who puts on white face for Halloween. Like, back when I was a kid, that was OK as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character.”
Kelly wasn’t done, she then defended a reality TV star who darkened her skin to dress up as Diana Ross.
“Some people said that was racist,” she said. “I felt like, who doesn’t love Diana Ross? She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day, and I don’t know how that got racist on Halloween.”
ABC News reported that Kelly’s remarks quickly drew backlash on social media.
“I cannot believe the ignorance on this in 2018,” Padma Lakshmi wrote on Twitter. “You are on national television. You have a responsibility to educate yourself on social issues @megynkelly. This is so damaging.”
Although Kelly did apologize to her NBC colleagues in an email Tuesday. However, her fellow NBC hosts condemned her comments during a segment on “Today” Wednesday morning.
Alongside other comments, co-host and weather anchor had this to say. “The fact is, while she apologized to the staff, she owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country.”
Kelly issued another apology, on air, publicly.
Check it out below!