'Megyn Kelly Today' Canceled Following Blackface Controversy

39;TODAY' Anchors Sound Off on Coworker Megyn Kelly's 'Blackface' Comments During Morning Broadcast

People searching for the latest news on the TV personality, who found herself at the center of a controversy Tuesday for defending blackface while discussing controversial Halloween costumes (she later apologized), have been misspelling her name when searching for her, according to Google Trends. Kelly secured top Hollywood litigator, Bryan Freedman, to represent her. NBC has not responded to Yahoo Entertainment's request for comment and has only said, "Given the circumstances, Megyn Kelly Today will be on tape the rest of the week".

"Back when I was a kid, that was OK just as long as you were dressing as a character", Kelly said. "I defended the idea, saying as long as it was respectful and part of a Halloween costume it was okay - well I was wrong and I am sorry".

I nearly didn't blog the blackface silliness last night, so trivial did it seem, but I'm glad I did given how quickly she was un-personed afterward.

"After Andy Lack turned on her yesterday, she decided she needed a non-conflicting agency because of Noah", says an insider with knowledge of Kelly's thinking, referring to NBC News dispatching their anchors to extensively cover Kelly's blackface remarks across their broadcasts.

"But what is racist?" asked Kelly during Tuesday's Megyn Kelly Today taping.

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There, Kelly was involved in physical altercations with a guest and security officials before being escorted out of the party. According to a police report, Kelly allegedly said, "I'm going to go to my auto and get my AK-47 and spray this place".

As Al Roker said following Kelly's "apology", the apology wasn't good enough because someone who claims to be a journalist should know better than to express such views on television and try to use dog-whistle terms like "politically correct" to hand-wave the underlying issues.

E! News has reached out to NBC and Megyn's team for comment. I'd love to consider this a victory, but she's going to walk out with a check and more job offers somewhere else.

Kelly apologized twice for her comments. Multiple news outlets are reporting that Kelly is leaving NBC altogether. Inside sources report that Kelly will leave her 9 a.m. segment when the current season wraps up in December. NBC have not made any official statement about the future of the show.

"The fact is, she owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the county", he said, as reported by The Hill.

"It took just 48 hours for NBC to ax Kelly, who has a history of making inflammatory comments, a source told Page Six", The Post notes. A few days later though they talked things through and in September 2017 he popped the question and she accepted. "The "Today Show" seems like a foregone conclusion, but there could be some other avenue where they could have a path forward", he said.

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