Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Megyn Kelly won’t return to NBC after blackface comments

Megyn Kelly MIA From NBC Morning Show Today And Tomorrow As Longterm Return Unlikely Megyn Kelly’s NBC future in doubt as Peacock Network airs rerun of troubled morning show
Diane Mills | 26 October, 2018, 00:40

Megyn Kelly covered the spat on her NBC News morning show, questioning NBC's handling of the Weinstein report, and suggesting the network use an "outside investigator" to find out what happened.

Kelly started her show on Wednesday by apologizing for the comments made the previous day.

"You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween or a black person who puts on white face for Halloween".

Kelly will not be hosting her program on Thursday, and she is unlikely to return later, one of the sources said. According to The Hill, Kelly will not appear on her NBC show today, and the exit negotiations are underway because of this and other issues that have existed around the show. "There is no place on our air or in this workplace for them", Lack told his staff, according to The New York Times. "And I'm guessing all of Megyn Kelly's friends are white!" "Happy Friday!" Kelly said in the show's opening moment. Suddenly she was off the air, perhaps voluntarily; her staff was allegedly in an uproar about the "toxic environment" on set; she parted ways with her agent; and then the cast of "House of Cards", which was led past year by yet another longtime #MeToo malefactor, wouldn't appear on her show.

Which tells you something about where the media's social priorities are.

NBC attempted to command lofty price hikes in the 9 a.m. hour, when Kelly's show airs, during last year's upfront ad haggle - when networks look to secure a bulk of their ad commitment for the following season - but received pushback from advertisers.

The appointment of Kelly's attorney comes as the anchor has parted ways with her agency, CAA.

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"I have never been a PC kind of person, but I do understand the value of being sensitive to our history, particularly on race and ethnicity", she said.

She apologized for her remarks at the opening of her show Wednesday.

Regardless of her employment status, Kelly will reportedly be paid her entire $69 million contract.

They tied the knot on March 1, 2008, and today have three children together. Her representative confirmed she was switching to UTA, but then a spokesman for the company said they had decided not to represent her.

When it was on, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, was a disaster in the ratings department.

Kelly's arrival at NBC was widely trumpeted as a huge win for the network.

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