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NBC Reportedly Cancels Megyn Kelly's Show After She Defended Blackface

NBC Reportedly Cancels Megyn Kelly's Show After She Defended Blackface

TV host Megyn Kelly is no stranger to controversy but her latest comments about "blackface" may have gotten her NBC morning show canceled. Sources with knowledge of the situation say that NBC News chairman Andy Lack disapproved of Kelly aggressively covering stories about sexual harassment on her show, particularly related to NBC and disgraced anchor Matt Lauer, who was sacked last November. 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. "That was OK when I was a kid, as long as you were dressing like a character". But her initial outing on the network, hosting the political magazine show Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, received poor reviews and modest ratings.

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.

Access does not have an official comment from Kelly or NBC News at the time of this posting. Audiences were equally unexcited about Megyn Kelly Today.

While People reports that Kelly hasn't been fired completely from NBC, The Daily Mailand Page Six both report that Kelly will no longer appear on the network. I'm not shocked that Megyn Kelly, a 47-year-old white woman from a super white area, who used to work for Fox News, had a conversation about blackface with an all-white panel-an all-white panel that all looked at her like she had four heads as she tried to defend blackface.

One source said that it seemed inevitable Kelly would be phased out of the industry. "But she's costing a lot of money, they might lose advertisers over this controversy, and she's not bringing any return", Cassino added. Al Roker said that Kelly "owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country".




Kelly's lawyer, Bryan Freedman - who is considered a top Hollywood attorney she recently hired, according to CNN - will reportedly meet with NBC News executives on Friday to discuss Kelly's role at NBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The blackface thing is a pretext, a "socially acceptable" reason for ending the Kelly experiment at NBC abruptly.

It's unimaginable. Where would they put her? Kelly's decision to sit down with Jones received backlash and JPMorgan's chief marketing officer said she was "repulsed" that Kelly gave Jones airtime.

"I want to begin with two words: I'm sorry", she said.

The network reportedly told Megan Kelly Today staffers not to worry about their jobs on Wednesday.

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