Megyn Kelly Wonders Why Blackface Is Racist

Megyn Kelly Defends Blackface Costumes: 'When I Was A Kid, That Was OK'

Megyn Kelly doesn't understand why blackface on Halloween is racist - NY Daily News

Megyn Kelly is reevaluating her stance on blackface. But in early 2017, she announced that she was leaving Fox News for NBC and has hosted "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" as well as the morning show "Megyn Kelly Today" at the network.

Topic number one involved the student union at Kent University in the United Kingdom who created a list of Halloween costumes that are offensive or inappropriate. And I don't know, like, I thought, like, 'Who doesn't love Diana Ross?' She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day.

She later added, "I can't keep up with the number of people we're offending just by being normal people these days".

NBC News reporter Jacob Soboroff said freedom of expression should allow for both offensive costumes and consequences for those who wear them.

Others recalled when Kelly made headlines in 2013 for stating it is "historical fact" that Jesus Christ, a man born in the Middle East, was white, adding that Father Christmas is too. Kelly made it clear that she was against banning various costumes that others found offensive, including cowboys, dressing up like disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein, "anything Mexican-based", nuns and more. "You can't dress up as a nun", Kelly complained.

Kelly ended with, "I don't know".

Kelly said Halloween was not traditionally a time for manners and civility. Particularly on race and ethnicity issues which, far from being healed, have been exacerbated in our politics over the past year.

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"Isn't the whole goal of Halloween to dress up and pretend you're someone other than yourself?" she continued.

"To me, I thought, why would it be controversial for someone dressing up as Diana Ross to make herself look like this wonderful woman as a way of honoring and respecting her?"

Seeing Megyn Kelly attacked by Donald Trump for being a woman got a lot of TV viewers (and execs) tailspun about whose side she's on.

This is perhaps the most controversial statement Kelly has made since joining NBC and debuting on Today, where she took over the 9am slot after the network chose to cancel previous hosts Al Roker and Tamron Hall.

Many suggested that dressing up to imitate African Americans stopped being acceptable in the 1950s, and questioned whether it had been appropriate when Kelly was a child. And she dressed as Diana Ross. I look forward to continuing that discussion.

Patton Oswalt also responded, "Dear @megynkelly - you and I are approximately the same age".

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