The Latest on the cancellation of Megyn Kelly's NBC morning show (all times local): 1:30 p.m. NBC News says the "Megyn Kelly Today" show is being canceled. "I was born in the same decade as Megyn Kelly and do not recall blackface being acceptable anywhere, anytime", tweeted Alex Wagner of CBS News.
On Megyn Kelly Today on Tuesday, while talking about offensive Halloween costumes, the host said that wearing blackface was considered OK when she was a kid "as long you were dressing up as a character". "Megyn remains an employee of NBC News and discussions about next steps are continuing", said Bryan Freedman.
DailyMail.com reported earlier this week that Kelly's former reps at CAA had been calling networks in hopes of finding a possible home for Kelly.
Multiple factors explain Kelly's impending exit from NBC.
The network on Friday again aired a repeat of "Megyn Kelly Today" just as it did Thursday following this week's controversy.
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However, Kelly was the one who looked bad after Jones released uncut recordings of his comments with Kelly - which exposed not only her lack of honesty toward Jones, but also deceptive editing tactics by her and her team.
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.
Just three days ago, during a segment about Halloween costumes, Kelly questioned if blackface - makeup traditionally used by non-black performers to mock African Americans - was always problematic. Kelly is also allegedly enlisting journalist Ronan Farrow to join her in the meeting. "What is racist? Because you get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween", she said.
Both Kelly and Fox News had been open to her returning to the network before this week's blackface scandal.
She also talked about the backlash against "Real Housewives of New York" star Luann de Lesseps for wearing a Diana Ross costume previous year, and said, "She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day, and I don't know how that got racist on Halloween".