TMZ is reporting that TODAY show host Megyn Kelly, formerly of Fox News, has been let go after her remarks about blackface earlier this week.
“Megyn Kelly Today” aired a repeat on Thursday morning, 2 days after she uncorked the absurd comment that it’s okay to wear blackface at Halloween. Sources connected to the network tell us unless a Hail Mary is thrown and caught at some point today … Megyn is gone for good.
The split with NBC comes the day after Megyn’s emotional on-air apology where she insisted she’d learned a lesson due to the backlash.
The mea culpa was clearly a case of too little, too late for the Peacock … which, to be honest, had issues with Megyn’s show even before the blackface blowup. Translation: the ratings were terrible. They’d dropped more than 30 percent, year-to-year, in her time slot.
Megyn Kelly wonders what the big deal is about blackface pic.twitter.com/07yvYDuAYe
— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) October 23, 2018
TMZ goes on to say that her co-workers apparently ‘hated’ being on-air with her.
During coverage of Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony, for example, Kelly was part of a panel with NBC veterans Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd.
Kelly’s blunt, overtly conservative style was so off-putting, Mitchell left the panel before the segment was over.
I can admit to watching her morning show several times, but it was painful. Morning ‘light fare’ doesn’t suit Kelly at all.
According to The Daily Mail, Kelly apparently has a “no-break” deal with NBC which means she will walk away with a payout of $69 million.
Kelly’s talent agency, CAA, has also dropped her as well.
Gaslighting minorities for years saying things like, “what’s wrong with dressing in blackface” and “Santa is white” and walking away with $69M (i.e., being paid NOT to work) is the white privilege-est thing ever.
Megyn Kelly is OUT at NBChttps://t.co/mFtzKl2QX9
— Holly Fιɢυeroα O’Reιlly (@AynRandPaulRyan) October 25, 2018
Her Sunday night show was a boring debacle, punctuated by low ratings, a PR nightmare involving Alex Jones, and an early cancelation. The soft news was painful, the hard news didn’t break ground. It was a bad scene. https://t.co/vs5byKjO6t
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) October 25, 2018