Megyn Kelly Apologizes For Blackface Comments: ‘I Was Wrong, And I Am Sorry’ | Megyn Kelly TODAY

Megyn Kelly Apologizes For Blackface Comments: ‘I Was Wrong, And I Am Sorry’ | Megyn Kelly TODAY


[ APPLAUSE ]>>>GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. AND WELCOME TO THE SHOW. I’M MEGYN KELLY. AND I WANT TO BEGIN WITH TWO WORDS — I’M SORRY. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THAT YESTERDAY WE HAD A DISCUSSION HERE ABOUT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND HALLOWEEN COSTUMES. AND THAT CONVERSATION TURNED TO WHETHER IT IS EVER OKAY FOR A PERSON OF ONE RACE TO DRESS UP AS ANOTHER, A BLACK PERSON MAKING THEIR FACE WHITER OR A WHITE PERSON, DORARKER, TO MAKE THEIR COSTUME COMPLETE. I SAID IT SEEMED OKAY BECAUSE IT WAS PART OF A COSTUME. BUT I WAS WRONG AND I’M SORRY. ONE OF THE GREAT PARTS OF GETTING TO SIT IN THIS CHAIR IS GETTING TO DISCUSS POINTS OF VIEW. SOMETIMES I TALK AND SOMETIMES I LISTEN. YESTERDAY, I LEARNED. I LEARNED THAT THE HISTORY OF BLACKFACE BEING USED IN AWFUL WAYS BY RACISTS IN THIS COUNTRY. IT IS NOT OKAY FOR THAT TO BE PART OF ANY COSTUME, HALLOWEEN OR OTHERWISE. I HAVE NEVER BEEN A P.C. KIND OF PERSON. BUT I DO UNDERSTAND THE VALUE IN BEING SENSITIVE TO OUR HISTORY, PARTICULARLY ON RACE AND ETHNICITY. THIS PAST YEAR HAS BEEN SO PAINFUL FOR MANY PEOPLE OF COLOR. 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. AND I WANT TO BE PART OF THAT. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND FOR HELPING ME LISTEN, TOO. [ APPLAUSE ] [ APPLAUSE ]

100 Replies to “Megyn Kelly Apologizes For Blackface Comments: ‘I Was Wrong, And I Am Sorry’ | Megyn Kelly TODAY”

  1. We have a weak generation back in the old days bullying somebody made the other person stronger…. to stand up for himself not crawl there tail between their legs that's what made leaders that's what made people stand up for something it took that one person to bully another person sometimes it's just motivation that Wakes up a person and makes them strong and become somebody….. This nation was bullied by King of England.. We fought and became a great nation of free men.

  2. Much ado about nothing. People get offended if the wind blows. Having said that, this was the opening they needed to get rig of Megyn Kelly. She was a big bust and they realized that the money was going down the drain. If we ever hear from Megyn Kelly again I'd be surprised. Fox won't take her back. She's toxic. Her career is most likely over.

  3. I'm black and not offended by what she said! There is a huge double standard here, Hello "White Chicks" Dave Chappell" "Eddie Murphy" Women of color do it all the time!

  4. The only people who are offended are your racists … they still harp on ones color of skin… they teach there kids black face / white face is bad ,, still teaching them there is a color difference and one should be judged by the color of there skin and that the color of ones skin maters instead of who they are …… if 2 kids came to my door one black face and one white face they would end up with most of the candy ….. history of it has noting to do with it unless again your a racists and wish to perpetuate this on your kids …….

  5. Think before you speak not afterwards when reality set's in and now you're faced with consequences and circumstances because of your actions I've seen this so much in life from spoiled people who think they are entitled

  6. What she said was wrong, but this was a canned apology, she was very clearly forced under duress to give this "apology" statement. How fake our society is; just school her and get over it, don't force her to make an apology she doesn't mean.

  7. I’m not sure they should have dropped her. Yeah, she has a problem with PC culture. However, she also claims to not enjoy hurting people. What if she really was sorry? She should have had another chance.

  8. Everyone should move on and not being far too sensitive about the past. The past is the past if people keep pinpointing about small little issues the country itself will never grown. Only recent years that America has become far too sensitive about every single thing that being said once you have said it you will be treated as a dead sentence not even an apology that can save that person then what is the point of giving an apology??

  9. So many people outraged by other people being outraged because they don't really understand where the outrage comes from. Outrageous.

  10. This is so fkn stupid. I saw the original video of the so called offensive comment and had to watch it twice and still didnt see anything wrong. I had to watch a video that pin pointed the exact moment. I am hispanic spent my earlier years in South america were "we aren't racist" cause we can call a black person by the color of their skin and it is actually a sign if affection or acceptance in group. My point is we Americans are so wrong by worrrying who offended who or who f up so we can make an example of. This is ridiculous i hate this about America and i blame this millennials they are so fn sensitive and lazy and always causing nonsense.

  11. Ms. Kelly has my sympathy. The comment was her opinion and she should not have got fired for it. If she was any body else, she wouldn’t have gotten fired.

  12. People today are so sensitive and coddled to. Her comment was something said comparable to any discussion a normal person would have on a daily basis.

  13. What is so bad about someone pretending on Halloween to be black or white. Young or old? A cat or a dog? Zombie or a witch? Girl or a boy? Anime or robot? I suppose maybe because it can be seen to cause a divide as obviously humans aren't animals, genders are fluid amongst races, all races age. But, some people lighten their skin. Some people tan their skin. Some people change the shape of their nose. Some people have their hair lasered off. Why is she being treated so badly for having an opinion? She is intelligent, she has an array of support from every race as is shown in her audiences. Why has NBC taken Megyn off air. It's stupid!

  14. Smh Megyn Kelly you are correct it is ok. I'm black and unlike a lot of people in this country, understand that there is a huge difference between blackface and wearing foundation to make your skin appear darker or lighter for a costume. Is it weird to see yes, but by no definition of the word is it racist. This is why I am completely disgusted with liberals.

  15. I am black and when this happened I was angry at this lady and felt that she was ignorant – but my stance has changed since the Liam Neeson saga. People are coming to he's defence – he has lost a few gigs but this just shows that he and Megyn are ignorant and well maybe its time we talk about this racism and stop shying away. There was a time I was attacked by two white guys and for the next year I was angry at every white man I saw, I was mad and afraid of them thinking I'll be attacked again. Its called PTSD!!!!let's talk about race and how incidents make us feel.

  16. stupid.she should have stuck to her guns. there's nothing right for somebody to dress up like Diana Ross if that's what they want to do. I feel embarrassed that she apologized. just looks weak and pathetic when you know in your soul that there is nothing wrong with what she said or for that kid to wear Diana Ross makeup

  17. Apologize accepted we all should love forgive an forget let's move forward to a better life were we can just laugh an hug each other an congratulate an be there for each other

  18. She done fudged it up @0:21…..why even mention black pple making their face lighter….Meghan YOU ARE CANCELLED👏🚮🚫🚷❎📴❗‼

  19. She meant no harm..but say you see a white or black person dressed up like an Asian person complete with eyes & skin color, & also acted like what they think an Asian person acts like. Not funny. It's not funny when it's done to blacks either. Or when blacks make fun of white girls in this way as well. I'm biracial & very racially ambiguous so i see racism from every side, ppl are different when they think it's just "us" around, no matter what race they are

  20. There waa nothing wrong with her statement to be totally honest..its ignorant…but its just her pov…. Disagree with it all you will…dont fire her though …she ddnt say anything racist…

  21. Its the politically correct network liberals who are helping destroy America with this nonsensical B.S. And they are going way way way to far !

  22. How is dressing as a particular black person you admire similar to the practice of blackface (which I understand as the embodying of a stereotypical caricature of a black persons for comedic effect)? The first seems perhaps awkward, the second seems clearly racist.

    This is a real, non-snarky question.

  23. Millennials and social media are a scourge. NEWSFLASH: People dressed up as different races for HALLOWEEN in the 70s, 80s and 90s and it was NOT a "racist" thing. BLACKFACE is a specific thing, it's not just dressing up as someone black or a different race for Halloween.

  24. Proof that putting anyone from Fox News on any of the other commercial networks is NEVER a good idea. I'm pretty sure the writing was already on the wall when Megyn responded to Jane Fonda taking issue with Megyn asking her if she had plastic surgery by bringing up her controversial Vietnam trip as if that had anything to do with Megyn's shortcomings. Just because Megyn didn't work for Fox anymore did not mean she was going to keep her right-wing opinions to herself.

  25. Okay what about the apology for the comment about Jesus being white lmao we all know that we such a forced apology and how you really feel deep down.

  26. I don’t like her, but she was wrong to make this apology. We all loved White Chicks with the Wayan bros. It’s called humor. Just don’t take it so far as to the point that it’s offensive and stops being funny.

  27. "Me and a small group of black women, about 15 in total, were paid $1000 each in-cash to be audience members and applaud when Megan Kelly apologized for 'BLACK FACE' comment. We were told that if only white people stood and black people did not stand as the cameras panned the audience, that Megyn Kelly would be "finished" and her career would be over. We had a meeting at a local church social room before the show,… see: m s m l e a k s d o t c o m

  28. Lol this apology looks so fake. And she looked like she was trying to make herself cry but it wouldn’t come out 😂

  29. She also mentioned black people dressing up as white people first, when have black people really put on whiteface? If there are very few have done it in comparison to white just saying

  30. NBC signed a contract planning on a buy out or they were not very smart! Megyn was on a network pulling viewers away from msNBC,NBC and others owned by COMCAST pulling 100s of million$ or Billion$ away each year and it only cost them 69 million. A net gain of 10 or 20 to 1, sign me up!! Megyn took a dump on her fans and career. I, ask who was the dummy here? Megyn may come back in 5-10-20 years! Bill will before Megyn, not a fan of either! May…be the blonde stereotype does hold some validity in her case!! Fox will find another person to wear short tight dresses with see thru desk,table etc. .

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