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Megyn Kelly Apologizes for Blackface Comments

Megyn Kelly Apologizes for Blackface Comments

Megyn Kelly Apologizes for Blackface Comments
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Kelly finally got a clue and apologized for her ignorance.

Megyn Kelly may have thought she was making some subversive point by saying that she didn't understand why doing blackface on Halloween was racist and that it was totally fine when she was a kid -- because apparently Kelly grew up in the 20s -- but the Internet quickly proved her wrong, dragging the Megyn Kelly Today host to filth for he ignorance. This prompted Kelly to issue an apology.

"Today is one of those days where listening carefully to other points of view, including from friends and colleagues, is leading me to rethink my own views," said Kelly in her official statement. "When we had the roundtable discussion earlier today about the controversy of making your face look like a different race as part of a Halloween costume, I suggested that this seemed okay if done as part of this holiday where people have the chance to make themselves look like others. The iconic Diana Ross came up as an example. To me, I thought, why would it be controversial for someone dressing up as Diana Ross to make herself look like this amazing woman as a way of honoring and respecting her?" Clearly Megyn Kelly didn't watch the most recent season of Real Housewives of New York City. when Luann de Lesseps did exactly that.

"I realize now that such behavior is indeed wrong, and I am sorry," Kelly said. "The history of blackface in our culture is abhorrent; the wounds too deep."

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