Saturday, December 4, 2021

She’s Out! Megyn Kelly’s Love of ‘Blackface’ Gets Her Booted from NBC: Report

Megyn Kelly

*In an earlier post today we told you that Megyn Kelly‘s days at NBC were numbered because of her ill-advised and ignorant comments on it being OK for white people to dress up on Halloween in blackface.

Well, that was then. Things have obviously progressed faster than we thought. We’ve now learned that NBC is showing her stupid arse the door as of TODAY, barring a last minute change of heart by the network!

If by chance you were watching earlier today, “Megyn Kelly Today” aired a repeat. Mind you, this is happening 2 days after crazy comment that it’s okay to wear blackface at Halloween. Sources tell TMZ that “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.

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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.

Here’s more from TMZ:

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.

Another NBC source tells us it didn’t help that Megyn’s co-workers “hated” being on air with her. One specific example was during coverage of Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony — Megyn was part of the panel with Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd.

We’re told the other anchors and correspondents felt Megyn was way too bluntly conservative on air. Andrea eventually left the panel, mid-coverage.

The divorce — which, we’re told is more mutual than a firing — isn’t shaping up to be quick and easy. Daily Mail, which first reported Megyn’s ouster, says she’s hired high-powered attorney Bryan Freedman who’s scheduled a sit-down with NBC … no doubt to discuss the terms of her departure. She has a $69 million contract.

Meanwhile, Megyn’s talent agency, CAA, also dropped her and NBC’s already said it’s airing another repeat of her show on Friday.

It will surely be interesting to see what happens on Monday.

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