Megyn Kelly's original comments about blackface which aired on the Tuesday edition of Megyn Kelly Today. In 2015, Dr. Kendall spoke to the Daily Mail Online and denied ever being unfaithful to his ex-wife. According to The Hill, Kelly will not appear on her NBC show today, and the exit negotiations are underway because of this and other issues that have existed around the show. "It's disgusting and heads should roll here because of it", the source said.
Kelly, formerly a Fox News host, has made inflammatory comments in the past, including in 2013, when she declared that Santa Claus and Jesus were both white men, said Page Six. Kelly was the number one host on Fox News, a network she left amid a storm of sexual harassment allegations against the then network president, Roger Ailes, including allegations made by Kelly herself. Kelly was off the air Thursday, and a pre-taped episode of Megyn Kelly Today was aired instead. No reason for the decision has been given by the talent agency, but insiders suggest that a potential conflict of interest would emerge in the event of a clash between Kelly and the network as CAA also represents the NBC News president, Noah Oppenheim.
On Tuesday, Kelly questioned what is racist about wearing a blackface on Halloween. You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person that puts on whiteface for Halloween.
Reports say Kelly's salary of $23 million a year for three years, totaling $69 million, didn't come without controversy inside NBC when she was hired in January of 2017.
Variety reported that Kelly was interested in taking on a new position within the network, but Kelly reportedly has a contentious relationship with NBC News Chairman Andy Lack. I texted her at the time and she apologized", he said, before adding, "I think I was a good husband. The network aired a rerun of the show on Thursday.
"This is a disaster scenario for Megyn Kelly", said Matt Belloni, executive editor of the Hollywood Reporter.
I nearly didn't blog the blackface silliness last night, so trivial did it seem, but I'm glad I did given how quickly she was un-personed afterward. "Well, I was wrong, and I am sorry". She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day? "I learned that, given the history of black face being used in very bad ways by racists in this country, it is not okay for that to be part of any costume - Halloween or otherwise". I have a tremendous amount of respect for Megyn and I still like her as a person.
But when she insisted that she has "never been a PC kind of person", many felt that her apology was disingenuous and exposed her again as a phony. "I believe this is a time for more understanding, more love, more sensitivity and honor".