REPORT: Megyn Kelly Out at NBC After ‘Blackface’ Comment
Megyn Kelly is reportedly OUT at NBC after her blackface comment.
The TV host made a comment earlier this week which many interpreted as defending blackface Halloween costumes.
On Tuesday, Megyn Kelly said when she was growing up it was okay for white people to dress up as black characters for Halloween.
She received a huge blow back for her comment and critics said she didn’t include any black people in the discussion to get their opinion.
The Daily Mail reported:
Multiple sources have confirmed to DailyMail.com that Megyn Kelly is out at NBC.
This move comes just 48 hours after the embattled host made remarks in which she defended blackface on Today.
Kelly tried to deal with the scandal by delivering a tearful apology on-air and welcoming two black panelists to discuss the fraught and horrifying history of the practice, but it did no good.
‘Megyn Kelly is done. She is not ever coming back,’ said an NBC executive with knowledge of the situation.
‘We are just working out timing of the announcement but mark my word – she is gone and will never be seen on NBC live again.’
The source then added: ‘Here’s the worst part – her deal is a non-break deal – so she walks away with all that money. It’s disgusting and heads should roll here because of it.’
Video of Megyn Kelly discussing white people wearing ‘blackface’ for Halloween earlier this week on the “Today” show:
Megyn Kelly wonders what the big deal is about blackface pic.twitter.com/07yvYDuAYe
— MidTermmy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) October 23, 2018
Megyn Kelly currently has a $69 million contract with NBC which the network may have to pay off.