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Megyn Kelly apologizes for suggesting blackface OK

Posted: 3:44 PM, Oct 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-23 16:44:21-04

NEW YORK (AP) – Megyn Kelly is apologizing to her NBC News colleagues for questioning why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong.

She faced a swift backlash for her morning show segment on Tuesday and wrote later that she realized that such behavior is wrong. She says she’s never been a “PC” kind of person, but does understand that she needs to be more sensitive on issues of race and ethnicity.

Kelly had said on her show that when she was a kid dressing up in blackface was OK as long as you were impersonating a character.

She questioned why it had been considered racist when a television character darkened her skin for a Diana Ross costume, referring to a “The Real Housewives of New York” member.

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