Al Roker Goes Off On Megyn Kelly’s Defense Of Blackface – Entire Internet Joins In

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Tuesday, Megyn Kelly made the massive mistake of defending dressing in blackface for Halloween because it was acceptable when she was a child. Not only is Kelly showing her age, but she is also now trying to pry her foot out of her mouth after a barrage of backlash that she never saw coming.

Kelly has since apologized for her rant against political correctness, in the ultimate dose of ironic embarrassment anyone could receive on a public platform. Kelly said:

“I want to begin with two words, I’m sorry. Saying as long as it was respectful and part of a Halloween costume, it seemed okay. Well, I was wrong and I am sorry. One of the great parts of sitting in this chair each day is getting to discuss different points of view. Sometimes I talk and sometimes I listen and yesterday I learnt. I learned that given 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.”

Maybe now she understands that she has a different perspective than minorities, and that she should probably keep her whitewashed opinions to herself. Problem is, it’s Megyn Kelly, and saying stupid shit is what she does regularly.

The backlash includes a call to boycott anything aired on the NBC Network, and demands for Kelly to be fired immediately.

Even NBC’s Al Roker has responded to Kelly’s idiocy with the following statement:

“While she apologized to the staff, she owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country. This is a history going back to the 1830s — minstrel shows to demean and denigrate a race. [It] wasn’t right. I’m old enough to have lived through ‘Amos and Andy,’ where you had white people in blackface playing two black characters, just magnifying the worst stereotypes about black people. And that’s what the big problem is.”

Check out Roker’s response below:

The internet has also had its way with Kelly, and some of the reactions are pretty harsh. Check it out: