Megyn Kelly did not seem on her Thursday morning present amid controversy surrounding feedback she made about blackface earlier this week.
As an alternative, NBC aired a previously-taped episode of the “Megyn Kelly At present” present.
The information comes on the heels of rumors that Kelly was ending her 9 a.m. show by the tip of the season and that that she was engaged in conversations with NBC about what function may make her happiest on the information division, in keeping with an individual who has spoken with the anchor.
The ordeal started throughout a latest panel dialogue on Kelly’s NBC Information present throughout which conversations turned to “costume police” dictating Halloween, Mediaite reported.
The present’s host drew quick backlash when she questioned what was racist about white folks carrying blackface and vice versa on Halloween.
“That was OK after I was a child, so long as you have been dressing like a personality,” she mentioned, according to Business Insider.
Kelly promptly launched an apology.
“The nation feels so divided and I’ve no want to add to that ache and offense,” she said in a tweet Wednesday. “I consider this can be a time for extra understanding, extra love, extra sensitivity and honor. Thanks for listening and for serving to me hear too.”
Her apology was not sufficient to save lots of grace.
NBC make-up artist Lauren Napier advised Cosmopolitan that it was an insult to the general public for Kelly to say ignorance with reference to blackface.
“To be this particular person she claims to be—a scholar of historical past, and an individual nicely versed in American tradition—she ought to have recognized in regards to the historical past of blackface and why it is extremely offensive,” Napier mentioned. “This lady’s habits and cavalier angle towards race are to me, at this level, unforgivable.”