News announced Friday that Megyn Kelly Today will not be returning.
"But what is racist?" she wondered aloud.
During a segment about Halloween costumes on Tuesday, Kelly defended the use of blackface while discussing a character on The Real Housewives of New York City who darkened her face for a Diana Ross costume. According to reports citing inside sources, NBC was in talks with former Fox News anchor Kelly to take over the 9 a.m. slot, which at the time was anchored by Roker and Hall. Curry broke down in tears as she said goodbye on air: "For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker: I'm sorry I couldn't carry the ball over the finish line, but man, I did try!"More news: People Line Up Across the Country for Historic Lottery Jackpot
In other words, NBC was no longer just backstabbing her off-camera, they were conspiring her demise on-camera. Darla Shine, the wife of White House deputy chief of staff Bill Shine - a former Fox News executive - gleefully noted Kelly's troubles by tweeting a story that noted Kelly was not appearing on her show for the rest of the week, along with the comment: "This is what happens when you tilt the universe with lies Megynkelly".
According to the report, Kelly is still reportedly in discussions with NBC executives regarding a future with the network, but sources said that Kelly was likely to leave the company. Matt Lauer was shielded for decades until he was exposed as a serial harasser. "I felt like, who doesn't love Diana Ross?". But it was Megyn Kelly's questions about blackface on Halloween that were apparently a bridge too far?
Megyn Kelly speaks onstage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2018 at Ritz Carlton Hotel on October 2, 2018 in Laguna Niguel, Calif. NBC has been involved in a covert campaign to impugn her credibility for many months and then they were handed this gift of this gaffe. Hope she comes back to Fox'.
Kelly made her debut as NBC morning TV host on September 25, 2017, taking over the 9 a.m. slot of "Today" and saying she wanted viewers "to have a laugh with us, a smile, sometimes a tear and maybe a little hope to start your day".