Megyn Kelly has issued an apology with one tear welled up on her left eye for the ridiculous remarks she made on her show regarding blackface as a Halloween costume.
On Tuesday, sis sat up on national television and said:
But what is racist? Because you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid that was OK, as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character.
Megyn then went on to say:
Later in the discussion, Kelly brought up Luann de Lesseps, a star on ‘The Real Housewives of New York’ who drew a backlash last year for dressing up as Ross.
There was a controversy on The Real Housewives of New York with Luann, and 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? She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day. I don’t know how, like, that got racist on Halloween.
Welp. After getting dragged every-witcha-way possible for her remarks, Megyn returned with an apology this morning.
Megyn Kelly also wrote a letter to her colleagues apologizing for her remarks and OG Al Roker was Ray Charles to the BS.
He said Megyn owes an apology to all people of color!
While she apologized to the staff, she owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country because this is a history going back to the 1830s.
Minstrel shows to demean and denigrate a race wasn’t right.
Al Roker on Megyn Kelly’s blackface apology: “While she apologized to the staff, she owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country because this is a history going back to the 1830s. Minstrel shows to demean and denigrate a race wasn’t right.” pic.twitter.com/nt7YhCRU18
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 24, 2018
Kelly gone learn tah-day. What’s really sad is she’s only apologizing for the backlash and to keep her job.
She said what she said and she meant it. Hopefully, she learned something from this and will do better going forward.