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Megyn Kelly not on NBC show after blackface controversy — rerun aired

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Megyn Kelly delivering an
apology on Wednesday.

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  • Megyn Kelly wasn’t presenting her usual NBC “Megyn Kelly
    Today” breakfast show on Thursday.
  • Instead NBC aired an old episode of her show which was
    broadcast on Friday August 31.
  • The presenter defended using blackface as a Halloween costume
    on her Tuesday show.
  • But she was forced to apologised when she was
    slammed by NBC colleagues
    and
    people online
    , for the comments.
  • CNN reported on Thursday that Kelly may never return.

Megyn Kelly wasn’t hosting her NBC breakfast show on Thursday,
after she defended using blackface for Halloween costumes.

Instead the network aired the beginning of a months-old rerun on
Thursday October 25, giving viewers the opening segments of the
Friday August 31 episode instead.

In a report on Thursday morning, CNN
said a source told them
 Kelly could be gone from the
show for good.

It follows Kelly sparking a firestorm of criticism by arguing
that there are non-racist ways to paint your skin black while
dressing up. Many say wearing blackface is a racist act
regardless of the circumstances.

NBC was not immediately able to comment on the re-run when
contacted by Business Insider.

In an on-air discussion Tuesday, Kelly said:
But what is racist? You truly do get in trouble if
you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a
black person who puts on white face for Halloween,”
to guests Melissa Rivers, Jenna Bush Hager, and Jacob
Soboroff.

“That was OK when I was a kid, as long as you were dressing
like a character,” she added.

Here’s a video of her comments, shared on Twitter by
ShareBlue Media writer Tommy Christopher : 

After Tuesday’s show, Kelly was inundated with criticism and
backlash on Twitter, and
apologized on her show on Wednesday morning

She said: “I want to begin with two words: I’m
sorry.”

Here’s her full apology posted on the “Today” show’s Twitter
page:

CNN
reporter Tom Kludt said she sent an email to her colleagues

which said: “I realize now that that such behaviour is indeed
wrong and I am sorry. The history of blackface in our culture is
abhorrent, the wounds too deep.”  

On Thursday,
Deadline reported that Kelly’s management, Creative Artists
Agency (CAA). had split with the TV presenter,
 and
rumours she would be a no-show on Thursday’s “Today”
program. 

CAA also manages stars like Ryan Gosling, JJ Abrams, and 50 Cent.


CNN reported on Thursday
that she is scheduled to participate
in NBC’s midterm election coverage in November, it is not know
whether she will be kept on by NBC for it.

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