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NBC’s Decision Comes Just Days After Kelly’s ‘Blackface’ Comments And Backlash

NBC has officially canceled “Megyn Kelly Today,” the network announced on Friday.

“Megyn Kelly Today is not returning,” an NBC spokeswoman said in a statement. “Next week, the 9 a.m. hour will be hosted by other TODAY co-anchors.”

Kelly and a panel that included TV personality Melissa Rivers, journalist and former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager and MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff ― all of whom are white ― gathered on the host’s morning show Tuesday to discuss Halloween costumes and the boundaries of racial sensitivity.

Kelly suggested it wasn’t racist for white people to darken their skin for a Halloween costume.

“When I was a kid, that was OK, so long as you were dressing up as a character,” Kelly, who was born in 1970, said. “I can’t keep up with the number of people we’re offending just by being normal people.”

She later apologized for her comments in an internal email to NBC staff, saying she’d had a change of heart after “listening carefully” to her friends and teammates.

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