Megyn Kelly's Show Officially Over at NBC Following Blackface Controversy

Megyn Kelly's Show Officially Over at NBC Following Blackface Controversy

She said she wasn't clear on why some consider the practices racist. But she was just - she's unaware of the history, and she said as much as that.

NBC hired Kelly away from Fox News in January 2017, handing her a reported three-year, $69 million contract to join the NBC News team and host Megyn Kelly Today, among other contributions.

At the time there were already rumors of her show's demise.

Kelly had a long list of enemies, and many of them wasted no time to pile on after it was revealed that her show was canceled.

Kelly's future with NBC remains uncertain.

"It was horrifying, because it wasn't what we were there to talk about", Hager said. Her private testimony about former Fox News chief executive Roger Ailes' unwanted sexual advances a decade ago helped lead to Ailes' firing.

In some corners, Fox News insiders were enjoying a certain schadenfreude in Kelly's NBC failure.

NBC hired Kelly away from Fox News with incredible fanfare past year. "Only the truth will set you free!"

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She brought up blackface during a segment Tuesday morning while holding a round-table discussion with an all-white panel about offensive Halloween costumes.

Even if she never lands another job - she reportedly wants to return to Fox News, but the network seems unwilling to hire her back - that is more money than most people will ever see in their lifetime. Another source said it was "extremely unlikely" she would return to the network.

Still, Kelly's fellow NBC hosts condemned her comments during a segment on "Today" Wednesday morning.

Referring to her own childhood, Kelly recalled how using blackface at Halloween was acceptable "as long as you were dressing like a character".

Then on February 1, 2017, NBC made the abrupt announcement: Hall left the network the day before, on the day her contract was up. "She is not ever coming back".

Kelly had signed a $69m contract that saw her take on a short-lived news show Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly where she interviewed figures such as Alex Jones and Russian president Vladimir Putin. "Rather than creating a teaching moment for everyone, NBC chose to shame her", McManus said. "She is one of the biggest advocates for women". During the first GOP debate in 2015, she asked Trump about calling women "fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals".

After considerable blowback on social media, Kelly apologized to her colleagues later that day in an internal email, then publicly on air the next morning. She famously declared on air at the cable channel that both Santa and Jesus were white.

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