NBC News Cancels Megyn Kelly Today Following Blackface Controversy

Megyn Kelly and Gayle King

Megyn Kelly was absent from her NBC News morning show on Thursday following this week's controversy over her comments about blackface, amid indications that her time at the network could be ending after less than two years.

"But what is racist?" she wondered aloud. The fourth hour of NBC's venerable Today franchise that Kelly's show occupied will be hosted by other co-anchors from the show beginning next week, the network said. In the discussion, Kelly said she thought it was "OK" for people to paint their faces black, adding, "When I was a kid as long as you were dressing like a character". She also gave a platform to allegations against NBC News's Tom Brokaw, both of which stirred resentment among her NBC colleagues.

"We are extremely happy with our entire line-upm" a spokesperson for Fox News told USA Today.

Despite the calm words, Page Six came out with some juicy details, including that Hall reportedly learned she was being replaced just before she went on air the Friday before.

Few co-star dynamics are quite as complicated as those on NBC's "Today" show.

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NBC News staffers were calling her show a "disaster" well before this latest controversy.

What is more, it's unclear that Kelly is even going to suffer much of a effect for her actions.

A report Friday on the "Today" show cited a source familiar with the situation as saying NBC News and Kelly are in talks about the anchor leaving the network.

She is now without an agent, and is being advised by a three-person team that is comprised entirely of white men - her husband Douglas Brunt, her lawyer Bryan Freedman, and publicist Davidson Goldin. And no one has been punished for the ostensible attempt to bury Ronan Farrow's bombshell report on Harvey Weinstein. "She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day, and I don't know how that got racist on Halloween". I happen to like Megyn Kelly. NBC has been involved in a covert campaign to impugn her credibility for many months and then they were handed this gift of this gaffe. Ratings aside, Kelly had already been pushing too many internal buttons, asking too many questions about those other NBC issues.

Kelly made her debut as NBC morning TV host on September 25, 2017, taking over the 9 a.m. slot of "Today" and saying she wanted viewers "to have a laugh with us, a smile, sometimes a tear and maybe a little hope to start your day". The views expressed in this article are those of just the author.

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