NBC cancels Megyn Kelly’s morning show

Megyn Kelly’s morning show is reportedly over because of her blackface comment. More

Megyn Kelly’s morning show is reportedly over because of her blackface comment. More

Following a social media backlash, Kelly wrote in an email to NBC News colleagues that she realized such behavior is wrong, that the history of blackface in culture is abhorrent.

Megyn Kelly speaks onstage during Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit - Day 2 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, on October 13, 2015.

An NBC spokeswoman said that "given the circumstances", the network was airing repeats of Megyn Kelly Today on Thursday and Friday.

"Megyn remains an employee of NBC News and discussions about next steps are continuing", Freedman said. Farrow told reporters had no knowledge of the Kelly meeting a NBC or the request.

Later that day, Debra Messing, who plays Grace Adler on the show, took to Instagram to say she regretted going on the show hosted by Kelly - and was "dismayed" by her comments.

And Kelly has been openly challenging the news division's management, including NBC News chair Andy Lack, for months.

Even before this latest controversy, which prompted the cast of Netflix's "House of Cards" to cancel an apperance on her show, Kelly had trouble booking big stars.

"Megyn Kelly Today is not returning", according to the NBC statement.

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Then on February 1, 2017, NBC made the abrupt announcement: Hall left the network the day before, on the day her contract was up. She is in the middle of the second year of a three year contract.

Kelly's first season averaged almost 2.4 million viewers, 375,000 fewer than the "Today" show 9 a.m. hour had before she arrived.

"Listen, I have "blackface" 24/7, so it is never an issue for me", she said".

Despite the calm words, Page Six came out with some juicy details, including that Hall reportedly learned she was being replaced just before she went on air the Friday before.

For the record, Megyn Kelly wasn't "defending blackface" as many of her critics accused her of doing.

She also talked about the backlash against "Real Housewives of New York" star Luann de Lesseps for wearing a Diana Ross costume a year ago, and said, "She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day, and I don't know how that got racist on Halloween".

She continued, "And that conversation turned to whether it is ever OK for a person of one race to dress up as another - a black person making their face lighter or a white person making theirs darker to make a costume complete".

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