Megyn Kelly Drops CAA, Signs With UTA Amid Controversy Over Blackface Comments


The former Fox News host caused controversy Tuesday morning during Today's third hour when she questioned whether wearing blackface as part of a Halloween costume is actually racist. "I'm old enough to have lived through "Amos "n" Andy" where you had white people in blackface playing two black characters and just magnifying the worst stereotypes about black people". "I'm sorry." After recapping yesterday's discussion - in which Kelly defended Luann de Lesseps making "her skin look darker than it is" for a Diana Ross costume - Kelly explained that yesterday was a learning experience for her.

"Where do you think Megyn Kelly would be happier, as part of big breaking news or forced to cover light-hearted stories that traditionally work at 9 a.m.?" a source close to the anchor was cited by Variety. With the exception of a few uncomfortable-looking guests, the vast majority of her audience gave her a standing ovation, and Kelly thanked them for their understanding. During the Today show, Melvin called the blackface comments "racist and ignorant" while Roker said Kelly "owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country". Particularly on race and ethnicity issues which, far from being healed, have been exacerbated in our politics over the past year.

"By the way, for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white", she said before bringing Jesus into the discussion for good measure.

"I felt like, 'Who doesn't love Diana Ross?'" she said. "I was born in the same decade as Megyn Kelly and do not recall blackface being acceptable anywhere, anytime", tweeted Alex Wagner of CBS News.

Following the social media backlash over Kelly's statements, the famed weatherman demanded Kelly apologize to people of color before giving her a much-needed history lesson.

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"The country feels so divided, and I have no wish to add to that pain and offense", she continued.

According to a number of United States media outlets, it's unclear when her morning program would be shut down, but Kelly and NBC News have allegedly engaged in talks over a new role in the news division. "I want to begin with two words", she said. Megyn might be educated, but this isn't the first time she's made a racial gaffe.

I'm honored to work with all of you every day.

He also pointed out that the racist laws against black people known as Jim Crow laws were named after a minstrel show reference. "You know", Roker said, agreeing with Melvin.