Megyn Kelly is reportedly catching some major heat over at NBC after she defended the use of blackface during Halloween on her show yesterday.
Megyn began her show Wednesday morning with a 2-minute mea culpa … insisting she had learned a lesson due to the massive backlash after she said it was fine to wear blackface for Halloween “as long as it’s a character.”
In her apology, she said, “It is not okay for that to be part of any costume. Halloween or otherwise. I’ve never been a PC kind of person, but I do understand the value of being sensitive to our history. Particularly on race and ethnicity.”
Worth noting … her apology drew a standing ovation from audience members — many of whom were African-American.
It’s unclear if her apology went far enough for Al, though. A few hours earlier, he blasted her on the air, saying … “She owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country.”
Other “Today” anchors called Megyn’s comment …”stupid and indefensible”
Watch her apology below.
"I want to begin with two words, I'm sorry..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..Thank you for listening and for helping me listen too." Megyn Kelly pic.twitter.com/6hHrvZLNvK
— Megyn Kelly TODAY (@MegynTODAY) October 24, 2018