NBC Today Show Colleagues Blast Megyn Kelly for Blackface Comments

Don Lemon Rips Megyn Kelly: 'There Has Never Been a Time in Her 47 Years That Blackface Has Been Acceptable' - WATCH

Megyn Kelly apologizes for defending blackface

Megyn Kelly apologized again Wednesday for her comments defending blackface Halloween costumes on "Megyn Kelly Today", but NBC did not spare the host from critical coverage on "Nightly News", "Late Night" and "Today".

Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Kelly is expected to wind down her show, a source told the publication Tuesday night.

Loni Love joked Kelly was probably checked by "Jamal the intern" after getting off set and back in her office.

"But what is racist?"

"A person familiar with the matter confirmed that to CNN Business and said Kelly's show will be ending". I'm old enough to know have lived through Amos "n" Andy, where you had white people in blackface playing two black characters, just magnifying the worst stereotypes about black people-and that's what the problem is.

"I want to begin with two words: I'm sorry", Kelly said during the telecast of Megyn Kelly Today.

HuffPost reports the blackface discussion revolved around Real Housewives of NY cast member Luann de Lesseps.

"Today" co-host Craig Melvin pilloried people claiming that criticisms of blackface are simply "political correctness run amok". There are people on the right agreeing with this, saying she said something stupid, I don't think she said something stupid at all, I'm totally on her side.

"That's silly and it's disingenuous and it's just as ignorant and racist as the statement itself", Melvin said.

Addressing her colleagues on Tuesday, Kelly said she's "never been a "pc" kind of person - but I understand that we do need to be more sensitive in this day and age". "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. The country feels so divided, and I have no wish to add to that pain and offense. Well, I was wrong.

The most interesting thing about the fallout was how many people at her own network, even her own show, leaped to stomp her over it.

These statements earned the ire of many on social media, including Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi, The Daily Show's Roy Wood Jr., Patton Oswalt, and Kelly's NBC colleague Seth Meyers. "The history of blackface in our culture is abhorrent; the wounds too deep". This is a time for more understanding, love, sensitivity and honor, and I want to be part of that. "And yesterday, I learned", Kelly continued. "I'm sorry, Megyn, you can't".

"The costume police are cracking down like never before", she said, ridiculing a college that suggested wearing a cowboy outfit was inadvisable. "She said something indefensible". As a kid? Not so much then either, although it's your parents who'll get the amusing looks, not you.

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