She’s had enough! NBC flop Megyn Kelly sold the idea hard that she was part of the Today family, but since being dumped by the network, she’s cut off all contact with Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and everyone else on the show.
“Megyn is angry that none of the hosts defended her “blackface” comment — and she’ll never forgive Al Roker’s response,” moles told The National ENQUIRER. “Megyn wants nothing to do with any of them. When they bump into each other again, Megyn will give them a piece of her mind.”
In October, Kelly got the boot from her eponymous talk show, Megyn Kelly Today, after making racially charged comments suggesting it was OK for white people to paint their faces black .. At the time, Al Roker put her on blast for her comments. The fact is, while she apologized to the staff, she owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country,” he said. “This is a history going back to the 1830s—minstrel shows to demean and denigrate a race wasn’t right. I’m old enough to know have lived through Amos ‘n’ Andy, where you had white people in blackface playing two black characters, just magnifying the worst stereotypes about black people—and that’s what the problem is. That’s what the issue is.”
She later apologized for the comments on air. “I want to begin with two words: I’m sorry,” she said. “You may have heard that yesterday we had a conversation about political correctness and Halloween costumes… I defended the idea (of blackface), saying that as long it was respectful and part of a Halloween costume, that it seemed OK. Well, I was wrong, and I am sorry.”
“I have never been a PC kind of person. This past year has been so painful for many people of color,” Kelly continued. “The country feels so divided and I have no wish to add to that pain and offense. I believe this is a time for more understanding, more love, more sensitivity and honor, and I want to be part of that. Thank you for listening and for helping me listen too.”
But her apology didn’t do much. According to a Closer Weekly source, a TV comeback is unlikely for the mom-of-three. “Megyn may have gotten a sweet exit from NBC [with] her $69 million contract intact, but she still has no firm job offer. She says we’ll be seeing her back on TV shortly, but her options are very limited. Everyone is excited and wants to know what her plan is, she’s definitely working on something, but it’s still a mystery,” the insider said.
“Megyn would love to turn back time and have everyone forget the last year she had. Her arrival at NBC, the blackface comment, clashing with Matt Lauer and her other colleagues,” the source added. “It was a year of highs and many lows, but mainly one that she would like to forget.”