The Future of Megyn Kelly's NBC Morning Show Is in Doubt

The Future of Megyn Kelly's NBC Morning Show Is in Doubt

The Future of Megyn Kelly's NBC Morning Show Is in Doubt

You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person that puts on whiteface for Halloween. She basically said she didn't think it was racist and feels that anyone should be able to wear blackface as long as it was a character.

Kelly emailed an apology to her staff and then gave a tearful on-air apology Wednesday for the comments, saying she knew now they were racially insensitive.

Before Megyn Kelly, NBC would air The Today Show from 7am to 9am. Variety reported that Kelly and NBC had been discussing other roles for her at the network.

"They're contacting the staff and reassigning everyone today. And I'm guessing all of Megyn Kelly's friends are white!"

Two additional sources insist the controversial host has not been fired from NBC completely, but her morning show is "most likely over".

Megyn Kelly did not have her finest moment this week. The program's bumpy start last September included an awkward interview with Jane Fonda in which Fonda criticized her for bringing up her plastic surgery, Debra Messing declaring that she regretted going on the show and a cameraman cursing after he accidentally walked into frame.

Kelly's NBC show has been on thin ice lately after receiving consistently low ratings.

After her Fox News contract expired Kelly went to NBC News and is reportedly paid approximately $20 million a year.

Kelly, who is midway through a three-year contract, did not respond to a request for comment.

Her one-hour morning show has never caught on with viewers, except for a brief bump when she aggressively covered reports about sexual misconduct, and Kelly was said to be unhappy with the amount of lighter material expected of a 9 a.m. show.

"To be this person she claims to be-a scholar of history, and a person well versed in American culture-she should have known about the history of blackface and why it's highly offensive", Napier said.

She apologized for her remarks at the opening of her show Wednesday. A source also told CNN that she may not return at all.

That's when she questioned why using "blackface" for a Halloween costume was considered racist or insensitive. NBC covered the controversy at length on "Today" and "NBC Nightly News".

Early in 2018, there were signs that Kelly and NBC were not on the same page. Even late night got to work.

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