Rumors of a possible return to Fox News were firmly shot down by an informed and high-level source at her former network on Friday, who told DailyMail.com that Kelly 'is not coming back to any of the Fox News platforms'. "Next week, the 9am hour will be hosted by other Today co-anchors".
The announcement, which was published on NBC News" homepage, was titled, "Megyn Kelly will not return to "Today, '" and notes that Kelly's future with the company is uncertain.
Referring to her own childhood, Kelly recalled how using blackface at Halloween was acceptable "as long as you were dressing like a character". In the segment, she asked, "What is racist?" I'm old enough to have lived through Amos "n" Andy where you had white people in blackface playing two black characters just magnifying the stereotypes about black people.
Even before this latest controversy, which prompted the cast of Netflix's "House of Cards" to cancel an appearance on her show, Kelly had trouble booking big stars.
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The show aired repeats on Thursday and Friday. "I learned that given the history of blackface being used in terrible ways by racists in this country it is not okay for that to be part of any costume, Halloween or otherwise".
Farrow famously exited NBC News when the division declined to broadcast his report about women's claims against Hollywood mega-producer Harvey Weinstein, claiming it was not ready for broadcast. "She said something stupid".
Unlike a number of other African American on-air personalities-including Al Roker and Amber Ruffin, both of whom were praised by NBC for lashing out against Kelly-Lemon refrained from accusing Kelly of racism.
This week, Kelly apologized and said she was sorry for her comments about blackface. "Rather than creating a teaching moment for everyone, NBC chose to shame her", McManus said. "I've never been a PC kind of person - but I understand that we do need to be more sensitive in this day and age", she said. "This past year has been so painful for many people of color".
Also early Friday, NBC News published the report that characterized the exit as happening soon.