NBC Today Show Colleagues Blast Megyn Kelly for Blackface Comments

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Remember, Melissa was part of the panel - all white people - sitting with Megyn when she made the asinine remark. which might explain why she consulted a friend. "You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person that puts on whiteface for Halloween". She dressed as Diana Ross and she made her skin look darker than it really is and people said that that was racist and I don't know, I felt like, who doesn't love Diana Ross?

Kelly apologized in an email sent out to the NBC staff Wednesday morning, but her colleagues on the "Today Show" thought it wasn't enough. "I think that "Nightly" covered the story well last night and appropriately so".

Her morning show has had its share of controversies and uncomfortable moments during its run, leading to questions about why Kelly was being used in such a different role than the edgy conservative news segments she was known for at Fox News.

CNN's report pointed to the fact that instead of standing by Kelly in the midst of controversy, NBC allowed other "Today" hosts such as Al Roker and Craig Melvin criticize her on air.

Wendy Williams isn't buying what Megyn Kelly is selling. She said something stupid. "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.

"This is a disaster scenario for Megyn Kelly", said Matt Belloni, executive editor of the Hollywood Reporter. Going back to the 1830s, minstrel shows. The Holocaust was a raw nerve for him, I totally get that, it's not my job to hate German people, those people are all dead, the people who did that stuff are dead, the new people are not responsible.

He called on Kelly to make a second draft of her apology to include viewers.

THR first reported news of her separation from CAA, and that she hired Freedman. "She said something indefensible".

"The country feels so divided, and I have no wish to add to that pain and offense", she continued.

I'm honored to work with all of you every day. But that's easy to say when you're not being knifed on all sides, as she is: NBCers don't like her because of her disproportionate salary-to-viewership ratio, liberals don't like her because of her Fox pedigree, conservatives don't like her because of her history with Trump.