NBC ‘Nightly News’ Blasts Network’s own Megyn Kelly over ‘Blackface’


Kelly has now repeatedly apologized for suggesting that “blackface” might be OK on Halloween

“NBC Nightly News” dedicated a full segment Tuesday evening to comments made by their network’s own Megyn Kelly after the “Today” host defended the use of “blackface” as a Halloween costume.

“NBC’s Megyn Kelly issued an apology tonight to her staff after she defended the idea of wearing blackface for Halloween,” Lester Holt said. “Her comments came during a panel discussion on her program this morning quickly sparking a backlash over remarks many viewed as racially tone deaf.”

Though only about 90 seconds, the segment packed a punch — including criticism from outsiders like television host Padma Lakshmi — and a “this isn’t the first time” moment where the piece also hit Kelly for her 2013 remarks on Fox News asserting that Santa Claus was “white.”

The piece concluded with Kelly’s apology, which she circulated in a private note to staff yesterday and that she repeated on her show Wednesday.

“I want to begin with two words, I’m sorry,” said Kelly. “The country feels so divided and I have no wish to add to that pain and offense. I believe this is a time for more understanding, more love, more sensitivity and honor. Thank you for listening and for helping me listen too.”


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