Kelly did not host new episodes of Megyn Kelly Today as scheduled on Thursday and Friday mornings. The former Fox News anchor took over the cherished post-Today time slot from Tamron Hall and Al Roker's third hour of Today in September of that year. "You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface in Halloween or a black person who puts on white face for Halloween". I'm old enough to have lived through Amos "n" Andy where you had white people in blackface playing two black characters just magnifying the stereotypes about black people.
But negotiations over her exit from NBC are underway, according to a person familiar with the talks who wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Her remarks garnered criticism from social media and outside media personalities as well as those from inside NBC as well.
Megyn Kelly's "Today" show run on NBC is officially over.
Kelly, who apologized to colleagues and her viewers within 24 hours of making the remarks, believed at first that she could weather the storm. "I learned that given the history of blackface being used in bad ways by racists in this country it is not okay for that to be part of any costume, Halloween or otherwise".
Kelly dug her professional grave on Tuesday morning during a panel discussion about some colleges discouraging students from wearing stereotypical costumes.
O'Brien (center) said as she presented the TV host (left) with the Community Champion Award.
Kelly later apologized to colleagues via email, and on air, saying, "I want to begin with two words: I'm sorry".
Powers wrote: "Megyn Kelly said something racist", should not be a surprising sentence to anyone.
Kelly's attempts at an apology went unmentioned. A source revealed to People that the network had been reassigning Megyn Kelly Today workers to other roles.
Powers also stated: "One of my craziest on-air experiences debating a conservative - a very high bar - involved Kelly yelling at me on live television for almost 10 minutes for disagreeing that the "New Black Panthers" were a threat to Good People Everywhere". "This past year has been so painful for many people of color".
Kelly, a champion of the #MeToo movement, had also irked network honchos by taking on-air shots at NBC for not hiring an independent law firm to conduct an investigation into the culture of the company amid refusing to air Ronan Farrow's reporting and Matt Lauer's termination for sexual misconduct.