According to a new report from TMZ, Megyn Kelly will not be back on the air at NBC after her comments about wearing blackface for Halloween.
This news comes just one day after Kelly gave an emotional apology on-air, insisting that she had learned her lesson after the intense backlash she received for her blackface comments.
Here is the clip with her original comments on wearing blackface:
And later, the apology:
"I want to begin with two words, I'm sorry,” said Kelly in her apology. “The country feels so divided and I have no wish to add to that pain and offense. I believe this is a time for more understanding, more love, more sensitivity, and honor. Thank you for listening and for helping me listen too."
The apology was enough to bring the audience of “Megyn Kelly Today” to their feet with cheers and applause, even from a number of African-American audience members.
Kelly’s apology may be too late for NBC, however, as they already may have been disappointed with her show’s low ratings and her blackface comments could have been the final straw.
According to TMZ, Kelly has also been dropped by CAA, her talent agency, and she has hired an attorney to work out the details of her departure as she had signed a $69 million contract with NBC.
On the topic of speeches receiving standing ovations, President Trump gave brief word on the suspicious explosive packages on Wednesday and had a strong message for the guilty culprit, whoever it may be.
The big story of the week has been the suspicious packages were sent to the homes of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Eric Holder, Maxine Waters, CNN headquarters, and the office of former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz.
Before a speech about dealing with the opioid crisis in America, President Donald Trump opened with an update on the explosive packages and his response brought those gathered in attendance to their feet.
Here’s what he had to say: