Madison Ave doesn't blink over Megyn Kelly drama

Megyn Kelly

During a panel discussion on "Megyn Kelly Today" on Tuesday, Kelly said, "You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween". She basically said she didn't think it was racist and feels that anyone should be able to wear blackface as long as it was a character.

She apologized later in the day and on her show Wednesday, but there are published reports that her time at NBC could end soon.

Megyn Kelly Today viewers on Thursday morning were shown a "previously recorded" episode in which Kelly greeted the 9 a.m. audience in the opening moments by saying, "Happy Friday". Whether she returns to the network that made her a star or finds a home elsewhere, NBC should cut their losses and let her go instead of bullying her on-camera and backstabbing her off-camera.

"They are trying to use this as a platform to restore their credibility", the staffer said. "Given the circumstances, Megyn Kelly Today will be on tape the rest of the week".

"The country feels so divided and I have no wish to add to that pain and offense", she said in a tweet Wednesday. At this point, it's likely that Kelly's tenure will be remembered for her spectacular misses rather than her well-meaning hits (of which there weren't many).

Before Brunt won her over, Kelly was married to Dr. Dan Kendall from 2001 to 2006. No reason for the decision has been given by the talent agency, but insiders suggest that a potential conflict of interest would emerge in the event of a clash between Kelly and the network as CAA also represents the NBC News president, Noah Oppenheim. And her suggestion for NBC to hire an "outside investigator" to look into Farrow's obstructed reporting on Weinstein probably wasn't popular among her bosses. "She is not ever coming back", an NBC executive with knowledge of the situation told the Daily Mail.

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Kelly, who is midway through a three-year contract, did not respond to a request for comment.

NBC has been cleaning up after Kelly on air across its schedule since her blackface remarks.

Aside from the morning show, Kelly was brought on to NBC to host a Sunday night news magazine show.

In an effort to convey a sunnier persona, Kelly danced awkwardly on the air with a "Today" show colleague, Hoda Kotb, to a Pitbull song.

But it was hard for Kelly, who joined NBC from Fox News, to make the transition.

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