(New York, NY-AP) – NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly is apologizing for her comments about blackface. In a segment on “Megan Kelly TODAY” this morning, Kelly asked panelists “what is racist” about white people wearing blackface during Halloween. Kelly went on to say it was considered OK when she was kid dressing up as a character. The comments drew widespread criticism on social media.
The network later released an email from Kelly who said she now realizes “that such behavior is indeed wrong” and she’s “sorry.” Kelly addressed the email to colleagues saying she had taken the time to listen to other points of view on the topic.
Meanwhile, Several reports say the NBC morning show host may be exiting the network. Today, NBC aired a repeat episode of “Megyn Kelly Today” instead of her regularly scheduled live show and said she will not be on the air tomorrow.