Hudson Valley's Megyn Kelly Out At NBC After Defending Blackface

Megyn Kelly MIA From NBC Morning Show Today And Tomorrow As Longterm Return Unlikely

Megyn Kelly will not be back on NBC after this week's controversy over her comments about blackface, TMZ reported Thursday.

Kelly's remarks came on October 23, 2018, during a segment on Megyn Kelly Today while discussing Halloween costumes with a panel when she asked, "What is racist?" All that for wondering whether it'd be offensive for a white adult who sincerely admired a black person to dress up as them, replete with skin-darkening, as a tribute for Halloween. "Back when I was a kid, that was OK as long as you were dressing up like a character".

Kelly apologized twice - once to her co-workers via an internal memo Tuesday afternoon and again through tears at the top of Wednesday's show, which according to reports could be her last.

"Given the circumstances, Megyn Kelly Today will be on tape the rest of the week", said an NBC News representative, and the network indeed aired a rerun this morning.

Conservatives also recall how Kelly gained infamy during the first GOP presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle when she spearheaded Fox's "Kill Donald" campaign - an aggressive effort to sink the insurgent, front-running candidacy of Donald Trump. The Hollywood Reporter says Freedman is preparing for a "showdown" with NBC on Friday and it is increasingly unlikely Kelly will be able to continue at the network.

The comments drew immediate backlash across social media and, perhaps more importantly, her bosses and colleagues at NBC.

An interview with Jane Fonda turned testy when Kelly brought up plastic surgery, prompting the actress to raise an eyebrow and ask, "We really want to talk about that now?"

"'Megyn" is the spelling on my birth certificate", Kelly told the website said in 2009.

Here's more on that and everything else you need to know about Megyn Kelly's husband, plus if her latest controversy means the end of her time at NBC.

Kelly, who is 47, grew up outside Albany, N.Y. The television news star returned to the matter a few times during the discussion, defending a white reality show star who was castigated for dressing as Diana Ross, replete with oversized Afro wig. NBC have not made any official statement about the future of the show. "She's doing a lot, she's doing a lot of different things".

Kelly Clarkson is reportedly being approached by NBC to be Megyn Kelly's replacement.

She opened Wednesday's show by saying she was wrong and sorry for what she said.

An NBC spokesperson did not respond to TPM's request for comment. She would also have a Sunday show called "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly".

"They gave her the $69 million and all she has delivered is scandal after scandal". "There was no material difference to our buys when they shifted from "Today" to 'Megyn Kelly Today'".

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