Kelly Clarkson Reportedly In Talks To Replace Megyn Kelly On ‘Today’ Show

Kelly Clarkson Reportedly In Talks To Replace Megyn Kelly On ‘Today’ Show

Kelly Clarkson Reportedly In Talks To Replace Megyn Kelly On ‘Today’ Show

However, Kelly spokesman Davidson Goldin told CNN Business that NBC has not been in touch with Kelly or her representatives. On the episode, while speaking to an all-white panel, Megyn defended the concept of wearing blackface as a Halloween costume.

"But what is racist?" Another source said Kelly is loved by NBC talent and the network's crew, and a third source said that NBC has "approached" her. Throughout its run, "Megyn Kelly Today" has trailed the rival program "Live with Kelly and Ryan" by a significant margin. "She dressed as Diana Ross. I don't know how, like, that got racist on Halloween". Al Roker said "she owes a big apology to people of color across the country". Kelly, 47, inked a three-year $69-million contract with NBC in January 2017.

Kelly is reportedly already on her way out.

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

Kelly's remarks came on October 23, 2018, during a segment on Megyn Kelly Today while discussing Halloween costumes with a panel when she asked, "What is racist?"

"There is no other way to put this: I condemn those remarks; there is no place on our air or in this workplace for them", Lack said, according to Deadline.

Kelly promptly released an apology. On Wednesday, she apologized at length to her NBC studio audience, which rewarded her with a standing ovation. At Fox News she insisted both Santa and Jesus were white. It goes back to the 1930s when Warner Oland played Charlie Chan.

Kelly formally apologized, but the comments' timing could affect her exit from Today and where she moves next - or if she moves at all.

"Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn't mean it has to change", added Kelly later. "The viewer response has been awesome, and I am so grateful to have all of you giving us a chance". 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.

"Reports suggest she's on her way out and will be paid her full contract, but she won't be returning to NBC anytime soon", Daniel Cassino, associate professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University who authored the book Fox News and American Politics, told the Guardian.

NBC News staffers were calling her show a "disaster" well before this latest controversy. "Very unfortunate", Lack reportedly said.

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