NBC Takes Megyn Kelly Off Air, Reportedly Ready to Cancel Show

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"Given the circumstances, Megyn Kelly Today will be on tape the rest of the week", NBC said in a statement to Koblin.

Kelly left Fox News in January 2017 to join NBC News, where until this week she hosted Megyn Kelly Today for the network's 9 a.m. morning slot. "I defended the idea, saying as long as it was respectful and part of a Halloween costume it was okay - well I was wrong and I am sorry". According to the publications, NBC network execs "think it might be ideal time to give her Today time slot to Kelly, who has a huge fan base and is extremely well-liked and relatable", a source told Radar.

Kelly received immediate backlash this week when she said that blackface and whiteface were okay when she was a child, as long as they were part of a costume.

The decision to retain a lawyer may signal a lengthy battle over her contract, which is reportedly valued at $23 million a year. She apologized within hours after the remarks stirred social-media outrage, but over the next 48 hours, even prominent NBC News personnel criticized her remarks. "I learned that given the history of blackface being used in terrible ways by racists in this country it is not okay for that to be part of any costume, Halloween or otherwise". Kelly was reportedly close to landing UTA co-president Jay Sures as her new representative, but the high-powered agent backed out after speaking with Oppenheim, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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"'Megyn" is the spelling on my birth certificate", Kelly told the website said in 2009. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Megyn and I still like her as a person. Nothing screams fragility more than having to reassure "kids at home" that, don't worry, your savior does not look like a brown man, and you can continue to be prejudiced against brown people who probably looked like Jesus. "Very unfortunate", according to people present at the meeting. The network replaced her live telecast with a pre-taped episode.

At the same time, her former association with Fox caused some NBC colleagues and viewers to regard her with suspicion.

Kelly also told Jones that she was a "combination of Mike Wallace, Oprah Winfrey and Larry the Cable Guy". I'd love to consider this a victory, but she's going to walk out with a check and more job offers somewhere else. After all, Blackface was used in an extremely derogatory and negative way in entertainment's past and really has no place in 2018 or society in general.

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