Well, if anything Megyn Kelly has taught us all a valuable lesson. And that remains how to never make blackface comments without considering the consequences. Even though Megyn Kelly apologized, it seems like NBC has decided to take her off. Her morning show Megyn Kelly Today is ending. And we are not sure about her involvement with the network in other roles. Many news outlets reported that Megyn Kelly and NBC were discontinuing their ties. But no representatives confirmed this. However, we did not see her on her show this Thursday morning. And Megyn Kelly won’t be doing a live telecast for the rest of the week either. So, everything does send out the message that Kelly is taken off by NBC altogether.
On Thursday morning, Megyn Kelly did not host her usual show. Instead, NBC placed a pre-taped episode in place of her live broadcast. An NBC spokeswoman informed that given the circumstances, the show will be on tape for the rest of the week as well. Another source informed that her show is ending altogether. But the negotiations for end date and other relevant details were under process. Megyn Kelly was all set to participate in NBC’s midterm election night coverage in two weeks. But that’s up in the air today.
The discussion taking her show off surfaced after Megyn Kelly made the Halloween blackface comments earlier. The comments were met with extreme public backlash and outrage so it’s obvious that the channel must have suffered in ratings. Kelly had also been challenging the news division’s management for months now.
NBC and spokesmen have refused to comment on whether the channel is taking her off or not. A lot many people are still unaware of what’s happening. But even inside NBC, her blackface comments were met with great criticism. And the disappointment is not fading anytime soon.
Well, we can’t say that NBC taking Megyn Kelly off after those comments is unfair!