BLACK FACE. REMARKS THAT WERE MET WITH MAJOR BACKLASH. REMARKS THAT WERE MET WITH MAJOR BACKLASH. OUR MORGAN RADFORD HAS WITH MAJOR BACKLASH. OUR MORGAN RADFORD HAS MORE. OUR MORGAN RADFORD HAS MORE.>>I’M MEGYN KELLY AND MORE.>>I’M MEGYN KELLY AND I WANT TO BEGIN WITH>>I’M MEGYN KELLY AND I WANT TO BEGIN WITH TWO WORDS, I’M SORRY. I WANT TO BEGIN WITH TWO WORDS, I’M SORRY.>>Reporter: MEGYN TWO WORDS, I’M SORRY.>>Reporter: MEGYN KELLY APOLOGIZING FOR>>Reporter: MEGYN KELLY APOLOGIZING FOR HER CONTROVERSIAL KELLY APOLOGIZING FOR HER CONTROVERSIAL REMARKS ABOUT RACE HER CONTROVERSIAL REMARKS ABOUT RACE DURING A PANEL REMARKS ABOUT RACE DURING A PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT DURING A PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT HALLOWEEN COSTUMES. DISCUSSION ABOUT HALLOWEEN COSTUMES.>>I LEARNED GIVEN THE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES.>>I LEARNED GIVEN THE HISTORY OF BLACK FACE>>I LEARNED GIVEN THE HISTORY OF BLACK FACE BEING USED IN AWFUL HISTORY OF BLACK FACE BEING USED IN AWFUL WAYS BY RACIST IN THIS BEING USED IN AWFUL WAYS BY RACIST IN THIS COUNTRY, IT IS NOT WAYS BY RACIST IN THIS COUNTRY, IT IS NOT OKAY FOR THAT TO BE COUNTRY, IT IS NOT OKAY FOR THAT TO BE PART OF ANY COSTUME, OKAY FOR THAT TO BE PART OF ANY COSTUME, HALLOWEEN OR PART OF ANY COSTUME, HALLOWEEN OR OTHERWISE. HALLOWEEN OR OTHERWISE.>>Reporter: KELLY OTHERWISE.>>Reporter: KELLY COMING AFTER SHE>>Reporter: KELLY COMING AFTER SHE DEFENDED THE USE OF COMING AFTER SHE DEFENDED THE USE OF BLACK FACE. DEFENDED THE USE OF BLACK FACE.>>NO, STUPID. BLACK FACE.>>NO, STUPID.>>Reporter: A ONCE>>NO, STUPID.>>Reporter: A ONCE POPULAR FORM OF>>Reporter: A ONCE POPULAR FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT USED TO POPULAR FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT USED TO MOCK AFRICAN ENTERTAINMENT USED TO MOCK AFRICAN AMERICANS. MOCK AFRICAN AMERICANS.>>BUT WHAT IS RACIST? AMERICANS.>>BUT WHAT IS RACIST? BECAUSE TRULY, YOU DO>>BUT WHAT IS RACIST? BECAUSE TRULY, YOU DO GET IN TROUBLE IF YOU BECAUSE TRULY, YOU DO GET IN TROUBLE IF YOU ARE A WHITE PERSON WHO GET IN TROUBLE IF YOU ARE A WHITE PERSON WHO PUTS ON BLACK FACE FOR ARE A WHITE PERSON WHO PUTS ON BLACK FACE FOR HALLOWEEN OR A BLACK PUTS ON BLACK FACE FOR HALLOWEEN OR A BLACK PERSON THAT PUTS ON HALLOWEEN OR A BLACK PERSON THAT PUTS ON WHITE FACE FOR PERSON THAT PUTS ON WHITE FACE FOR HALLOWEEN? WHITE FACE FOR HALLOWEEN? WHEN I WAS A KID THAT HALLOWEEN? WHEN I WAS A KID THAT WAS OKAY IF YOU WERE WHEN I WAS A KID THAT WAS OKAY IF YOU WERE DRESSING UP AS A WAS OKAY IF YOU WERE DRESSING UP AS A CHARACTER DRESSING UP AS A CHARACTER CHARACTER. CHARACTER CHARACTER.>>Reporter: HER CHARACTER.>>Reporter: HER COMMENTS RECEIVING>>Reporter: HER COMMENTS RECEIVING FIERCE BACKLASH. COMMENTS RECEIVING FIERCE BACKLASH.>>SHE APOLOGIZED TO FIERCE BACKLASH.>>SHE APOLOGIZED TO THE SET.>>SHE APOLOGIZED TO THE SET. SHE OWES A BIGGER THE SET. SHE OWES A BIGGER APOLOGY TO FOLKS OF SHE OWES A BIGGER APOLOGY TO FOLKS OF COLOR AROUND THE APOLOGY TO FOLKS OF COLOR AROUND THE COUNTRY BECAUSE THIS COLOR AROUND THE COUNTRY BECAUSE THIS IS A HISTORY GOING COUNTRY BECAUSE THIS IS A HISTORY GOING BACK TO THE 1830s, IS A HISTORY GOING BACK TO THE 1830s, SHOWS TO DEMEAN AND BACK TO THE 1830s, SHOWS TO DEMEAN AND DENIGRATE A RACE SHOWS TO DEMEAN AND DENIGRATE A RACE WASN’T RIGHT. DENIGRATE A RACE WASN’T RIGHT.>>Reporter: TODAY IN WASN’T RIGHT.>>Reporter: TODAY IN A PRESCHEDULED TOWN>>Reporter: TODAY IN A PRESCHEDULED TOWN HALL, ANDY LACK SAID I A PRESCHEDULED TOWN HALL, ANDY LACK SAID I CONDEMN THOSE REMARKS. HALL, ANDY LACK SAID I CONDEMN THOSE REMARKS. THERE IS NO PLACE ON CONDEMN THOSE REMARKS. THERE IS NO PLACE ON OUR AIR OR IN THIS THERE IS NO PLACE ON OUR AIR OR IN THIS WORKPLACE FOR THEM. OUR AIR OR IN THIS WORKPLACE FOR THEM. TODAY, TWO BLACK WORKPLACE FOR THEM. TODAY, TWO BLACK PANELIST ADDRESSED THE TODAY, TWO BLACK PANELIST ADDRESSED THE CONTROVERSY ON HER PANELIST ADDRESSED THE CONTROVERSY ON HER SHOW. CONTROVERSY ON HER SHOW.>>FOR AFRICAN SHOW.>>FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS, WE KNOW THE>>FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS, WE KNOW THE HISTORY AND TOO MANY AMERICANS, WE KNOW THE HISTORY AND TOO MANY WHITE AMERICANS DON’T HISTORY AND TOO MANY WHITE AMERICANS DON’T KNOW OR WON’T ACRE SETCEPT WHITE AMERICANS DON’T KNOW OR WON’T ACRE SETCEPT IT. KNOW OR WON’T ACRE SETCEPT IT. IT IS AMERICAN IT. IT IS AMERICAN HISTORY, YOURS AND

100 thoughts on “Megyn Kelly Apologizes On Air For Blackface Comments | NBC Nightly News”

  1. I mean, at least Roseanne is funny and has real things to say and is not a stupid liberal shoving her fake news down our throats

  2. ….She said blackface & whiteface in the same comment….but, only blackface was inappropriate….The African – Americans of this country have had there struggles for decades….and we acknowledge the fact of those struggles……Im Mexican- American….and we are still having struggles for our famalies to become legal & stay legal in this country….whatever race you are…..wherever you come from….we are all created equal….its the over sensitivity of certain words and phrases….that one sometimes takes it..themselves, way out of context…Maybe they should just speak the truth….& say…they were waiting for some silly unintentional remark….to give her the boot…

  3. Translation: "I got caught so now I have to apologize and pretend I didn't know any better". Pleeezz ….you're 48, not 4

  4. How we have sunk and become so sensitive. Her remarks were no way bad if you listen to the whole thing.
    In the 80’s my friend and I dressed up as my favorite show. Sanford and Son. I was Lamont and he was Sanford.

    More than half of my friends are black and everybody including them loved it, it was a show of appreciation for my favorite show.

    No one even questioned my motives and praised me for the work put into the costumes.

    At the time Eddie Murphy was dressing up as a white guy on SNL and it was hilarious.

    This double standard today and the sensitivity is off the charts.

  5. I don’t think she said anything wrong. She was talking about a costume. All the left has become is a bunch of crybabies. When I was 9 I dressed up like Fat Albert and I’m white so my mom painted my face black. Nobody whined about that cause it was a costume.

  6. The objective of blackface in the past was undoubtedly racist. On that note, it's important to keep in mind that a black face isn't in itself racist. The racism was the show those racist performers put on using a blackface as a tool to emphasize their racism. It was a very trivial way of expressing their racism, but it was enough to get the message across.

    Take a look at the colors red, white, and blue and a piece of cloth. They don't come off as racist when you look at them individually. That's silly. However, when you combine them to form a Confederate flag, you created a flag that symbolizes racism. But wait, you could've also formed the American flag with all those items too. Contrary to the Confederate flag, the American flag symbolizes the country's agenda to push for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If you take the logic of the anti-blackface group, then you can't use the colors red, white, and blue on any flag you want to make because that was the same stuff used to make the Confederate flag. What they don't understand is that the only way you could make a flag using those colors to symbolize racism was if you COMBINED all those colors to make a replica of the Confederate flag, much like if a black face is only racist if you COMBINE it with a racist concept. Let these Halloween cosplayers put black paint on themselves if they want to UNLESS they're using it to emphasize a racist character or a set of racist concepts. I agreed with you Kelly, until you apologized. No need to apologize

  7. I don't care about her apology, don't even care about her, never watched her show to begin with and will never watch her show

  8. 4 years ago I went to a Halloween party with my girlfriend. I was Samuel. L Jackson from Pulp Fiction (I'm a white guy who hates racism by the way)…the black people there loved it! This one chick laughed so hard she almost puked! Am I racist?

  9. You blew it long ago by declaring that Santa Claus and Jesus are white. Santa is all things to all children minus your racism and Jesus as white? He was a dark skinned Nazarene come to redeem your sorry self. Take the fortune and fame you have accumulated for your foolish points of view and get lost. Tell Roseanne I don't miss her racist self either.

  10. I'm a liberal. Left. Megyn Kelly said nothing racist, she isn't a racist, and the costume they were discussing WAS NOT BLACKFACE.

  11. She's been wasting a good hour of tv anyways she's put her foot in her mouth for hopefully the last time….good bye thankfully for ever her voice on everything makes me sick

  12. I get if a person says something with malice that they need to apologize. In no way is right to state hurtful comments to another human being. But clearly this has been taken out of context. BESIDES, I'M SICK AND TIRED OF PEOPLE SAYING THINGS UNINTENTIONALLY AND THEN HAVING TO APOLOGIZE. If you didn't commit the crime don't do the time. EVERY HUMAN BEING, EVERY RACE, EVERY "COLOR" HAS A HISTORY OF BLOODSHED. BLACK PEOPLE ARE THE ONLY ONES RELIVING THEIR OWN AND NOT LETTING ANYONE ELSE FORGET IT. LIKE GET OVER IT. Stop diving us into colors.

  13. I watched the segment and her show being cancelled, because of her sharing her opinion, seems outlandish to me. I am a dark skin American who was not offended. I cannot speak for all people, but, in my opinion, this so called "controversy" spreads racism. If they cancelled the show because she made negative comments about Kent University, or the school in England that she condemned due to their policies on costumes, then I would understand the offense, somewhat. However, this cancellation due to her mentioning not understanding why a lady was considered offensive towards others because she darkened her skin tone for a one day costume event is certainly not grounds for being terminated. Thus, the cancellation generates and creates a negative bias towards those they claim are offended, or the people of color. In turn, they have now turned her simple comment into a topic that fuels anger. In other words, this is an ongoing tactic, by the media that dominates this society, to stir negative attitudes towards people groups. Why did they not cancel the show due to her speaking out about Kent University or college? Why did they not cancel the show due to the Nazi comment? Therefore I ask, why did they cancel the show due to her asking why someone offended others because she darkened her skin to look like Diana Ross?

    So, here is my take on this matter: I call your bluff media execs, sorry, you are the racist who seek to stir controversy in order to acquire more money and viewership. Therefore, stop attacking the Black race!!!

  14. there are some things apologizing doesnt help with, and racist comments is one of them. Sorr yes or no, thins comment will always be linked to her reporting.

  15. It's offensive to shut down her show because she expressed her opinion on a sensitive topic. She said it is not appropriate to be a white guy and portray yourself as black, but it was ok when she was little. I hope she goes to court and wins at a judge of color.

  16. Crocodile tears. Trying to please the devil by submitting herself into the "Politically Correct" world. She erred when she spoke honestly instead of what the Romans forced her to think in a liberal Fascist controlled manner. I have 27 black people since this controversy took place and not one of the people I requested an honest evaluation of were offended by her comments, and were mostly perplexed by a liberal machine that can not tell the difference between a young white girl wanting to dress up in honor of Diana Ross to a dark comedian donning the black face in a racist stunt to ridicule in the most vilest of manners. What a shame!

  17. Best female Caster in today's entertainer world in my opinion.
    "We all know she's not racist" Sometimes people say the wrong things and don't mean it.

  18. Blacks are taking over all news shows and shows. 10% of the population but 70% of tv for the uneducated! WATCH I AM NOT WRONG! WHY THEY PUSH HARRY AND MEGAN THE BLACK – WTF, do we care about this half witt no one actress of little? THEY GOING TO BE THE KING and pushing for the next black president!

  19. Demeaning and denigrating a race? Like all you people do to white people every f**** day now? You stupid moronic piece of s*** hypocrite.

  20. You can’t win Megan. You’re not racist you were discussing a life experience Do a show on double standards

  21. She should have made her apology with dark make up, as that "black woman" Rachel, the white girl that they all worship for claiming she's black. They would have accepted Megyn if she had said she "feels black" deep down.

  22. Totally overblown comment. I am not a fan of this woman but this completely overdone..the saddest thing is she gets on there the next day and crumbles like a cheap suit. Couldn’t even stand up for herself. Weak sauce…

  23. Poor Schmeggie. Now it's back to putting out for dinner invites.😯 She'll doubtless be invited to the White House for a Lincoln Bedroom tinkle party. ☺😊😆 Barren is old enough to attend now.😃 She'll be fine.

  24. Ridiculous! Everyone needs to have their history book around before they start talking about anything that could remotely be conceived racist. No room for mistakes. No room for errors. The media created this atmosphere of intolerance, so I guess easy come easy go.

  25. I just don’t get it. What she said did not come off as racist to me. She’s getting heat over something so minuscule.

  26. It is time to stop caving to PC culture. While some things that are said may be dumb or ignorant, they aren't always said with malice, sometimes just out of ignorance. To be ruined by a simple conversation that meant NO ILL WILL is a step too far. It it time for rational people to push back on this. Megyn Kelly shouldn't have been fired over this conversation. The INTOLERANCE of the left rears its ugly head again.

  27. LOL NBC has not done anything about Steve Harvey who constantly comments Anti Korean and Anti Asian on and on and they leave him alone.

  28. It was funny when Putin made her look small and then she pushed interview as her having a big achievement. He basically told her to shut up and let him talk a few times if you watched it LOL. She is a joke.

  29. How pathetic that this was news and people freaked out about it.
    This apology was pointless. She lost her show anyway.
    The outrage mob will never forgive.

  30. NBC ratings have dropped significantly & advertisers are pulling out in droves because of forced apologies like this.
    Megan did nothing wrong, They know it, she knows & now we all know it. Agenda much?

  31. I can't believe this…..being forced to apologize for having a voice. She said nothing wrong, yet you morons are prosecuting her as if she said the N-word on TV.

  32. I love Meghn Kelly. I’m dropping NBC and not watching them ever again. They treated her like trash. Treating someone like trash is ABUSE OF POWER. Goodbye NBC.

  33. The Wayans are on the Today Show frequently after they directed and starred in the movie White Chicks in White Face. Double Standard.

  34. Lol this is fkn GARBAGE, i truely dont understand this. Theres nothing to aplogize for? Kiss rhat 68m/3yr contract goodbye, for nothing! ! Id be so sick if i was her!!

  35. Megyn Kelly doesn't owe anyone an apology, NBC owes America an apology for continuing to be so divisive. THIS IS WHY WE DON'T WATCH NBC!

  36. Isn’t this an educated women? The same women who had issue with a black (obviously fictional) Santa. Black face is not ok but I do not care for her to lose her job. She exposed her insensitivity in an America were those feelings are echoed from the White House down. Your job is to be smarter than your own self interest and to learn empathy

  37. This is why black PEOPLE need to stop calling each Other The N Word but we will still use it and we allowed white Latinos and even white asians to say it we need to do better As A African nation because we will never be respected

  38. Way to P.C. with soft skinned people. There was a movie where a white H.S. boy made himself black. And one where 2 black actors made themselves white. Oops, I mean African Americans. Next will be saying African. Just because you where born in USA.

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