Megyn Kelly really doesn’t get why it’s racist to do blackface for Halloween

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I have resolved to stop complaining about my least favorite holiday, Halloween, so much this year. For some reason, my Halloween-hate was really strong last year. Maybe it had something to do with… Trump, or just a general unpleasant, toxic mood around the country. But this year, I haven’t been as bothered by Halloween stuff, I think because this year, Halloween has felt pretty muted, maybe because we’re all waiting for the midterms? I’m expecting a lot of parties this weekend and a lot of coverage about B-List Celebrity Who Wore A Racist Costume. Speaking of, Megyn Kelly’s Today Show hour featured a roundtable of white people debating about whether it’s racist to do blackface for Halloween. Shock of all shocks, Megyn Kelly remembers a simpler time, when white people could temporarily adopt someone’s race as a costume and no one (white) ever had any problems.

Good lord, do they even hear themselves? Did they even have a moment of “whoa, maybe this conversation shouldn’t be between four white people?” I’m not trying to paint them all with the same brush though – Jenna Bush and Melissa Rivers aren’t really saying anything too offensive, but the optics are the same: white people talking about whether they should care that their racist costumes might offend a non-white people. And Megyn Kelly just kept on storming right ahead – she wasn’t even playing devil’s advocate or anything, this is really how she thinks. She really believes that in the olden days, when she was a kid, it was totally fine to wear blackface. She really doesn’t see anything wrong with Countess LuAnn wearing a Diana Ross costume with blackface or any of it. She really misses the time when everyone could just wear whatever race as a “costume.” Oh, and you might have missed the part where she compared “whiteface” to blackface. Girl, stop.

Hours after the segment – which went viral for all the wrong reasons – Megyn did apologize:

“One of the wonderful things about my job is that I get the chance to express and hear a lot of opinions. Today is one of those days where listening carefully to other points of view, including from friends and colleagues, is leading me to rethink my own views,” Kelly began in her email. “When we had the roundtable discussion earlier today about the controversy of making your face look like a different race as part of a Halloween costume, I suggested that this seemed okay if done as part of this holiday where people have the chance to make themselves look like others. The iconic Diana Ross came up as an example. To me, I thought, why would it be controversial for someone dressing up as Diana Ross to make herself look like this amazing woman as a way of honoring and respecting her?”

Kelly acknowledged that she now realizes “that such behavior is indeed wrong, and I am sorry. The history of blackface in our culture is abhorrent; the wounds too deep.” She admitted that she’s “never been a [politically correct] kind of person — but I understand that we do need to be more sensitive in this day and age. Particularly on race and ethnicity issues which, far from being healed, have been exacerbated in our politics over the past year. This is a time for more understanding, love, sensitivity and honor, and I want to be part of that. I look forward to continuing that discussion.” She concluded by telling the NBC News staff that she is “honored to work with all of you every day.”

[From People]

I get the feeling that Megyn thought it would be somehow better if she made some kind of long-winded, wordy apology instead of just doing a mass email saying “OMG I’m so sorry I was a racist fool this morning, I will try to do better.” And is it really a matter of “sensitivity” or “political correctness” to say “hey, can you not do this horribly racist thing?” Jesus Christ. She’s basically insulting people and calling them snowflakes for being offended by her racist bitchery.

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  1. KNy says:

    She’s such a POS.

    • Aaliyah says:

      When you’re a member of the Black community you spend so much of your existence having to prove your humanity.

      Hundreds of years later and it’s still not enough.

      I don’t think it will ever be enough.

      • BlueSky says:

        @aaliyah I agree. We will always be considered “less than”. Constantly having to fight to be acknowledged as a human being and having the right to, you know, exist, is f@cking exhausting

      • Nev says:

        Stop waiting to be accepted. Just have your best life!!! It helps me to have that attitude most of the time.

      • inplainsight says:

        We should stop trying to prove our humanity to anyone…We should ask ourselves why we feel the need to do so especially when Black people were the first humans on this earth..Anyone who came after us should have to prove their humanity…not the reverse, if at all necessary.

        We DO NOT need to prove anything to white people…ever.Once we get that in our head then we will stop exhausting ourselves. We do not need their approval to exist. Who are they anyway? They are but a minority on earth although they have you believing that you are the minority. White people are only 10% of the world population.Hmmmmmm

      • BlueSky says:

        I think you missed the point of what I’m saying. It’s about having the right to exist without constantly being harassed and made to feel less than because you are just trying to live your life. The constantly having to explain to people AGAIN how demeaning these stereotypes are.

    • Nev says:

      They let go of Tamron Hall for this racist trick?!!!!!
      I might have to give up my Hoda to cancel the Today Show. She needs to go.

    • velourazure says:

      “In this day and age”

      She is the worst.

    • Go Figure! says:

      Why doesn’t the network admit it made a mistake by hiring her in the first place and put this old cow out to pasture? She is a joke.

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  2. CharliePenn says:

    She comes off as, and is, a completely stupid a$$hole. I wish someone would have said “Megyn do you know anything about the history of blackface and why it is offensive?” Like I really want to know, does she have any idea what she’s actually talking about? She’s just a white brat sitting there going “but I waaaannaaaaaa do whatever I waaaaant” . She’s horrible and should be ashamed but she knows no shame.

    • Ariel says:

      I can’t imagine it hasn’t been explained to her and/or she hasn’t had the opportunity to learn and understand history. She just doesn’t care. Racist is as racist does.
      NBC seems like it is run by a wasteland of garbage people.

    • LadyMTL says:

      When I saw the clip of this yesterday on the news I was hoping that someone at that table would point out how awful, racist and wrong she was, but nope. I mean seriously, I was practically yelling at my TV and no-one there thought to interrupt her? Gah.

      • Kitten says:

        The comments on Twitter are worse. I cannot believe that there are so many of us white people who STILL don’t get it. Actually, I’m fairly certain that most of us get it but that many of us just don’t care. It really does come down to “I want to do this so f*ck your feelings” because apparently, it’s a real challenge and a helluva lot of work for a lot of us to NOT be racist. Sigh.

      • Snowflake says:

        @kitten, yes that’s exactly what it is. They dig their heels in and insist on doing it anyway. Because they dont care. Aholes

      • ChillyWilly says:

        Yes! It makes me sick that no one in that panel told her she was being flat out racist! White people need to call other white people on their racist bullshit!

    • phaedra7 says:

      She’s a female Dump-Trump!!

  3. RBC says:

    Hmmm, her show is not exactly getting high ratings and Megyn is according to rumours not happy at NBC. Question of the day: Which would give her a higher exit paycheque. Getting fired or quitting?
    This seemed like a stunt to force NBC to let her go. Seems too calculated

    • KNy says:

      I don’t think she did this to get fired. I think this is what she really believes. I also don’t think NBC would use this as an excuse to fire her – especially since she apologized.

  4. Carol says:

    Classic Becky.

  5. Naddie says:

    Maybe she can’t read and is also deaf.

    • notthisagain says:

      Why is this so hard though? Black people dress like white characters ALL the time without doing whiteface .Wanna be Elvira, simple a black wig and dress like hers with the eye makeup and boom everybody gets it . Marge Simpson ? get a tall purple beehive etc.

      In addition to the charged Racial history ,resorting to blackface further proves that some White people fail to see the humanity and individuality of black people so painting your face black is all you have to do be that person because all to that person is the color of their skin
      For Instance that time somewhere in Europe when KIm K went to a ball an a white man showed up in blackface supposedly as Kanye bearing no resemblance to Kanye whatsoever (No effort to emulate his mode of dress or shoes no Yeezys nothing ) because to him all to Kanye was his skin colour

  6. BlueSky says:

    Considering the problematic statements she’s made particularly about black women when she was on Faux News, this doesn’t surprise me. Nor does it surprise me that white people think they get to dictate to POC what is and is not racist.

    • inplainsight says:

      You’ve hit the nail on the head when you say that white people feel they can tell Black people what is acceptable or not re Black people…Like who the hell are you to tell me who I am.. This attitude is so prevalent with white people.

    • The Other Katherine says:

      Megyn Kelly is and always has been a racist dumpster fire, who gets pass after pass because she’s a pretty blonde white woman. She’s the kind of white person who thinks that, because they don’t use the n-word and don’t publicly espouse theories of genetically determined racial inferiority, they must not be racist. Then they break their arm patting themselves on the back for clearing that low bar, and get all butthurt if you tell them that, actually, other things they do and say ARE STILL RACIST.

      As a white person, I am beyond fed up with these people. I can’t imagine the rage and exhaustion people of color must feel every damn day.

  7. Missy says:

    Remember when she did the whole segment on fox about santa and jesus being white? She was so mad that people would dare depict them as anything but white. Nevermind the fact that st. Nicholas and jesus were most definitly not white. Shes a horrible person. The fact that she cant see the hypocrisy of all this is astounding

  8. manda says:

    I hate halloween too, and I’m glad that I’m not alone.

    I am a few years older than megyn. It was NOT ok to do black face when I was child. I learned that it was racist, full stop, when I was very young (thank you, Nell Carter and Give Me a Break!)

    You can dress up as michael jackson and diana ross without the black face. For michael, you need the jacket and the glove. For diana, a big wig and a slinky dress. You better be skinny as a rail for diana.

    • Missy says:

      I love halloween, sad to see people dont enjoy it. Its my daughters favorite, dressing up, decoratong and watching spooky stuff. Its such a fun time. I live in newfoundland, canada, never seen anybody around here do blackface for a costume, and i had a friend growing up who used to be a different rapper every year. For us on halloween, it was never about looking exactly like the person you were dressed up as, it was just about fun and candy.

      • TheHeat says:

        Hey Missy – fellow Newfoundlander, here, (‘ow’s she gettin’ on?).
        I’ve also never seen anyone done up in blackface, ever.

      • EllieMichelle says:

        I’m a lover of Halloween too. But perhaps it’s because I have children so I focus on kid’s costumes and rarely go to adult parties or bars for Halloween anymore. Because I do remember seeing some cringe worthy costumes when I went out. However, a coworker of my husband dressed his son like Michael Jackson with a huge afro wig, a white sparkly glove, a red jacket and black pants AND painted his face black. This was like two years ago. I was like um what? Why would he ever do that? I cringed so hard. My husband was like I don’t know and I don’t know why they had an afro wig either. I cannot believe people still try to do it and defend it.

      • manda says:

        I liked it when I was a kid. The whole “tricks” thing has always given me anxiety, and I’ve lived in neighborhoods where the teens have been particularly loud and obnoxious, and to be perfectly honest, I get scared about personal and property damage. I’m happy when it’s over, but I’m not trying to rain on anyone’s parade

      • Missy says:

        @ellemichelle. Yeah i dont party on halloween. Usually spend the month working on costumes with my spouse and my daughter. Could care less about adult halloween parties

      • Missy says:

        @theheat. Nice to see a fellow newfie here! I love our province, such a great place. We have the usaul shitty politicians and shitty racist people but all in all its a great place

      • Kitten says:

        I would imagine it’s not hard when your total population is 480,000 😉
        FWIW, I live in a state with almost 20 times as many people as your island and I’ve never seen blackface. That doesn’t mean it isn’t happening, though.

      • NIKKI says:

        Missy! Are you joking? We had a big controversy last Halloween right here in St. John’s where members of the police department dressed up in blackface, as well as other offensive costumes.

        The uproar was minimal and people from right here in NL were saying: ‘what’s the big deal?’ ‘Why are people whining?’

        I was so offended! As a person of colour living here, I couldn’t believe that people thought it was OK. And then chose to DEFEND it on twitter after CBC NL posted about it.

        People were saying those (few) who spoke out were ruining Halloween for everyone. My heart broke and I NEVER look at Newfoundlanders the same again.

        On top of that I have been subjected to some crappy racism living here on too many occasions:

        This summer being stopped in Home Depot and asked if I was visiting and if I had my baby here by some random woman. I said what do you mean ‘did I have my baby here…where else would I have had her?’

        Being asked if I were my baby’s babysitter while standing outside just minding my business (my child is quite fair).

        The worst was having a nurse say to me in hospital after I had my baby (this year): ‘wow. You speak English good’ (the irony) and then proceeding to ask me when I was going back to my country and if I just came here to have my baby so she could get Canadian status. 😠

        I think you’ve got your head in the sand like so many other NLers.

      • Missy says:


        Sorry those things happened to you, really terrible. But like I said before, you will encounter shitty racist people pretty much anywhere you go, I didn’t say we are excempt from racism here. I honestly never heard about members of the RNC here dressing in blackface, I will have to look it up. The point I was making was that we never did that as kids, we knew it was wrong. If anybody I knew had dressed up in blackface for Halloween it would not have went down well.
        I assure you my head is not in the sand and it sucks that you think it is. Most Newfoundlanders I know here are very good people who would never say things that to any POC.

    • Renee2 says:

      I’ve been to Harbour Grace in Newfoundland and many people there hand Black lawn jockets as ornaments on their lawns, so there’s that.

      • Missy says:

        I commute to harbour grace nearly every day and I’ve never seen that. I didn’t say racism doesn’t exist here, a large part of our population is elderly so you are bound to see some racist shit. I’m just saying that I’m a thirty year old woman from Newfoundland and I know all about black face and how horrible it is. Megan Kelly is trying to say that it was fine when she grew up and that’s bullshit.

      • Missy says:

        If you ever come back to Newfoundland, I advise you go somewhere nicer than harbour grace too. That area, including bay Roberts/spaniards bay is like the south of Newfoundland lol.

      • Renee2 says:

        @ Missy,

        Sorry, it was in the surrounding towns, so while it might not have been Harbour Grace /Bay Roberts proper, I did see them.

        I’ve been to St. John’s and Harbour Grace/Bay Roberts. I had fun because I have friends there but what other areas do you recommend?

      • Missy says:

        West coast is beautiful, lots of great hiking and restaurants. I try to stay out of the city, lived there for years and I hate city life. The area I live in is very nice, close to the town of Dildo, which I’m sure you’ve heard of. Lots of nice people and nice places to visit. The people who run the local businesses love to see tourists and can hold great conversations.

        It’s really a wonderful place and it sucks that people misunderstood me when I spoke about racism here. I’ve been all over the world and encountered a lot of racist behaviour and people, and I find it less prevalent here. But it’s not like it doesn’t exist. I’ve encountered it here but less than other places in Canada. I have several friends and cousins who have children that are mixed race and they’ve had people comment and ask if they are related, that kind of thing. But it’s usually old ladies who honestly never encountered anybody but white people before.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Oh wow, I remember that Gimme A Break episode! Wasn’t it little Joey Lawrence was done up in blackface to perform an Al Jolson song and Nell has to teach him why it was wrong?

      • The Other Katherine says:

        Yup. Nell Carter, may she rest in peace, was a treasure.

      • manda says:

        yes! I had never heard of it before but she was obviously so hurt, and Joey was hurt that he hurt her. It was good an episode

  9. Lightpurple says:

    While Melissa was talking about people dressing in Nazi uniforms, Megyn’s face showed surprise that anyone would have a problem with that. She’s a racist Nazi to the core.

  10. RspbryChelly says:

    I don’t get why this “woman” is still a thing. Why is her stupid show still on? Why do celebs still agree to appear on it? Why does she have any kind of public platform???? Ugh!

  11. Snowflake says:

    I just …. i just dont even know what to say. How can you be this clueless? You know much of the audience was shaking their head. Maybe i should have my husband do whiteface, take a picture and send it to her. You know she’d be offended if a black man dressed up as a white man. I’m white but my husband has taught me a lot and much is just common sense. Some white people are so clueless. Then when people try to educate them, they still want to dig in their heels. I’m ashamed of some members of my race. She’s one of them!

    • inplainsight says:

      Whiteface does not equal Blackface. There was an entire industry, negative, built around Blackface…The dehumanization of a people who are the FIRST HUMANS on earth, as far as we know to this day.

      • Snowflake says:

        I know, just saying if POC did whiteface, they would be pissed

      • inplainsight says:

        @Snowflake:That’s the thing….why would white people be pissed? Whiteface has no negative history. That was my point.

      • Veronica S. says:

        I think her point is we all know white people like her would throw hissy fits about POC making racial mockeries of them, rather than laughing it off the way they’re suggesting minorities do.

    • Ange says:

      I think there was a bit of that when Dave Chappelle did it back in the day

  12. grabbyhands says:

    “Megyn Kelly really doesn’t get why it’s racist to do blackface for Halloween”

    Yes she does. She is also desperate for attention and what better way to guarantee press than a stunt like this? And she’ll still get sympathy from right, who will now go on a “It’s WAR ON HALLOWEEN” rant. Honestly, I think she’d love to slime her way back into 45’s good graces.

    Also, this is the same trick who went on air at Fox and said that Santa and Jesus were white because there was “verifiable proof”.

    NBC continues to be trash for giving this tw*t a platform to spew this shiz.

  13. Iknow says:

    This is the same chick who threw a tantrum over a black man playing a fictional santa. Because in her mind, fictional Santa should be white. I hate her. She is up there with the orange idiot in the white house.

  14. Darla says:

    Shut up MegAN

    • El says:

      I was thinking about her, “Santa is white.” spiel as well. It is clear she hasn’t changed.

  15. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    A white panel discussing blackface? That should’ve been the beginning and the end. Where’s the programmer? Where are the production assistants? Who greenlighted? She’s a unintelligent dork. She’s an embarrassment. Can’t believe this piece still has a job.

  16. TheHeat says:

    I am so sick of the term “Politically Correct” and how it’s used sarcastically and with full-blown air quotes. The term does NOT reflect the intent. It should be HUMANLY CORRECT or HUMANLY INCLUSIVE.
    This woman is a piece of trash, who knows that she gets ratings from the MAGA-hat-wearing-troglodytes, and attention from everyone else.

    • NeoCleo says:

      ME TOO. No sarcasm intended.

    • The Other Katherine says:

      Or even just “decent.” I will never understand how not treating other people like garbage came to be derisively called “politically correct.” I immediately side-eye anyone who uses “political correctness” and “PC” in seriousness to describe something they see as a societal stifling of “free speech.”

  17. Franny Days says:

    So I never watched the today show until I moved with my husband for his new job and I was unemployed for about a month while I searched for a new job. This was almost two years ago and I LOVED Tamron. Why did they ever get rid of her!!? I truly don’t understand.

  18. Betsy says:

    This is me clapping for African Americans right now because I have no idea how you do this regularly. I’m exhausted with and by idiotic words and actions like MeGYNecology’s. I don’t have a *full* understanding of blackface. I don’t need it. If you can’t take the briefest eye and look at how it weaponized mean caricature and laughter at the expense of the less powerful, you’re a fool. I’m just so tired of people like this.

  19. daisyfly says:

    “…but I understand that we do need to be more sensitive in this day and age.”

    Uh…why in “this day and age” and not ALL THE DAMN TIME.

  20. CheckThatPrivilege says:

    Fox News was her zenith. She’s perfect for them.

  21. Veronica S. says:

    Imagine getting to her age and being that stupid and thirsty for negative attention.

  22. OriginalLala says:

    I was at a Halloween party at a friend’s house and someone showed up dressed as Oprah in full black face. Everyone thought it was amazing and when I said it was inappropriate, I was told off for lacking a sense of humaour. So I left. and I have never been back to that friend’s parties. Last year they encouraged their daughter to dress like an Indigenous person, complete with headdress.

    People suck.

    • JadedBrit says:

      @OriginalLalla Doesn’t sound as though that person is someone you *want* as a friend. Certainly, when someone said to me “People of colour” (they used the N word instead of POC, which had me gasping like a flounder on a slab) can’t drive” – well, they’re dead to me. And can stay toes-up as far as I care.

  23. mazzie says:

    She does, she doesn’t care.

  24. Lily says:

    So is it alright if a non-African American girl dress as Oprah (a person she admired) without the blackface? Please don’t jump my throat, I’m living outside America and asking to understand.

    • Tatdaisie says:

      My understanding is, it is okay to dress up as a person or character of a different race so long as you don’t change your skin tone along with it. For example, if you want to dress up as Princess Tiana, you can wear the dress, carry a frog, etc. but don’t put on makeup to look darker. In other words, dress up as a character, not a race.

    • Veronica S. says:

      I think that’s a tough one, but I think it boils down to – does the costume incorporate aspects of what makes them a minority into the costume? Coloring your skin is problematic because it’s turning racial identity – which people actively suffer for the ownership of it – into playacting. Dressing in NA regalia or a Japanese kimono can be problematic because those have cultural relevance that you’re reducing to costume. Putting on Tiana’s yellow dress from The Princess and the Frog is not because the dress 1.) is not part of her minority status, 2.) does not have specifically black cultural traditions attached to it.

      The problem of racism makes race inherently charged. Being able to play at having dark skin is offensive because there are people who can’t wash theirs off and suffer for it. There are cultures who have had their traditions and language torn from them as form of cultural erasure under colonialism. Destroying the validity of those practices while utilizing them for entertainment is just crass. It’s another violation of their humanness, a way of reducing them to the Other.

      So Oprah? I don’t know, that’s a tough one. She’s a cultural icon. She has an identity beyond being black and female…but that’s also a huge part of why her success has been so remarkable, so can they really be separated? If Oprah can’t stop being black and female, should a white person be given that privilege? We can debate, but my gut instinct is “Don’t do it.”

      • Ange says:

        I think you could easily be someone like Oprah: wear the wig, hold a microphone and be all ‘YOU get a car! YOU GET A CAR!’ and boom you’re Oprah. You just don’t need to use blackface. I don’t think that’s insensitive, if it is there isn’t a person alive who can be used in a costume and that seems too far. If anything it’s a good nod to her icon status.

    • Lily says:

      Thank you for the responses

  25. Case says:

    I like Melissa saying, “Well, normal people know where the line is.”

    Megyn should’ve researched the history of blackface before airing this segment. This is disgusting.

    (Side note: I LOVE HALLOWEEN.)

  26. Giddy says:

    Oh how sweet. White nationalistic racist Nazis have their own pin-up girl. I would say bless her heart, but I doubt she has one.

  27. Amelie says:

    I have always loved Halloween and I get nostalgic when I see all the decorations come out. Since I’ve lived in NYC in apartments, I never get trick or treaters since I don’t tend to live in buildings with lots of small kids (I also think in NYC kids trick or treat in specific neighborhoods where they know they’ll hit pay dirt with the candy). But I live right by a neighborhood in Brooklyn that I think are single family homes and those people have decorated their houses/stoops with spiders, fake cobwebs, skeletons etc. It makes me happy when I walk past all that to the subway for work.

    When I look back at the Halloween costumes I wore, I do remember being Jasmine from Aladdin one year for Halloween and Esmeralda from Hunchback of Notre Dame. Jasmine is technically Asian I think and Esmeralda is a Romani, otherwise known as a gypsy (but that word can be a slur in some circles). I don’t remember dressing up as her but Pocahontas was also a popular costume in the 90s. These were costumes sold at Party City and I have no idea if wearing them would be considered racist today. Maybe? I didn’t try to change my skin color or wear my hair any differently or do anything to look like a different ethnicity, I just wanted to wear the bright, fun costumes and pretend to be a princess. If it was racist, I apologize but I was so young at the time I didn’t know the difference at that age. The 90s were a very unenlightened era.

    • Valerie says:

      I was Jasmine too. But I think there’s a big difference between going as Jasmine and altering your skin colour for a costume. Even in the 90s, you or your parents would have to be aware of the cultural implications, unless they literally lived under a rock. Same goes for Megyn. Even if she could claim it was a different time when she was younger, that still doesn’t excuse her ignorance now. For her to ask what the big deal is in 2018 is to be close-minded and uneducated. At her age, there’s no excuse for that.

      • Amelie says:

        I’m pretty sure my parents weren’t very aware unfortunately. I don’t think my parents would have let me darken my skin and dress up as… I dunno, Beyonce. But they might not have seen any issues with me dressing up as a Native American for example. In kindergarten the school I attended had half of us dress up as Pilgrims and half of us dress up as Native Americans (with face paint and feathers included!) for the Thanksgiving lunch they organized and this was the early 90s. I have pictures from that day somewhere in my parents’ house, I was in the Native American half. In my defense, I was 5 and I was just doing what my teachers told me to do!

    • Tatdaisie says:

      I’m not a POC, so I may be incorrect, but I think the issue is about using another person’s race or culture (specifically a race/culture that has been historically marginalized) as a costume. It’s fine to dress up as a character (like Pocahantas), it’s not okay to dress up as some random “Native American girl” or wear clothing or accessories that are sacred in that culture, or are based on stereotypes or negative connotations. However, I could be wrong – if so, I hope someone more knowledgeable can jump in and set things straight. I feel your pain though. I dressed up as a “southern belle” when I was about seven, in a costume from Toys ‘R Us. All I saw was a big pink dress with a hoop skirt – I didn’t know what a southern belle was nor any of the history/implications of dressing up as one (I’m Canadian), nevertheless, in retrospect it’s really embarrassing. Side-eyeing my mom for that one…

  28. Jessica says:

    She’s a deplorable and I’ll never understand why NBC hired her. #FireHer!

  29. Valerie says:

    I mean… It’s Megyn Kelly. lmao. I would totally believe that she doesn’t understand the ramifications because she doesn’t care. She is a sheltered rich idiot.

    • Esmom says:

      This is my take, too. She lives in a bubble. Honestly it’s remarkable and sad that she does what she does and hasn’t expanded her worldview at all.

  30. elle says:

    She appears to be okay with old white Republican man face, too. From that top photo, she looks like she’s morphing into Sean Hannity or Newt Gingrich. Giant talking head.

  31. Electric Tuba says:

    If this bitch is so in love with living the retro life then she can get her stupid ass back in her kitchen and deal with her shitty kids and husband the way the GOP wants. WTF

  32. Lala11_7 says:


    And what she was doing…was saying some racist bs (that she…LIKE…TOTALLY BELIEVES) in order to go UBER VIRAL…have her name in EVERYBODY’S MOUTHS…and then push Jesus off the Cross and climb up there instead…

    Mission. Accomplished.

  33. paranormalgirl says:

    Montel Williams defended her. WTActualF?

  34. TheHeat says:

    One year, a long time ago, I decided to go out dressed up as Charlie Chaplin. I thought it was very clever of me to come up with all on my own.
    I went to one particular door and the lady kind of gasped and said “Oh my goodness, are you actually dressed up as HITLER????” Needless to say, I was mortified.
    I high-tailed it home right then and there, and took that stuff off. I went back out (because…candy) with no costume on.
    Because these things matter!

    • Marianne says:

      Im guesing when you said Charlie Chaplin you meant his character “The Tramp”. Which honestly is a dumb comment coming from that lady. Like, last time I checked Hitler didnt wore a bowler hat or carry a cane.

      Just because they had similar mustaches jfc

  35. kristen says:

    I expected this from Megyn Kelly (remember “Santa is white, kids!”), but my god.
    Jacob Soboroff? I expected SO MUCH MORE from him.

    • Sarah says:

      Right? I mean, he managed to sputter, “Sounds a little racist,” when the LuAnn Diana Ross thing came up, but that wasn’t enough.

  36. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Megyn is an idiot & an ass. I have only liked her once – when she went after Trump during the debates quoting the horrible things he has said about women in the past.

  37. CooCooCatchoo says:

    You can take the girl out of FOX…
    She needs to be fired, effective immediately.

  38. Marianne says:

    You can dress as Diana Ross and not paint your face brown. Its really not hard…

  39. JadedBrit says:

    Well, she’s profoundly thick. And she works for Satan. I think she’s as much a barometer for sensitivity in race relations as Mao Tse Tung as an educational consultant.
    But it’s more stunning, after the whole Rachel Dolzeal saga, that she isn’t aware this is a very important and difficult issue.

    -There’s tradition of blackface in the UK, but not quite in the way that other readers may think. It certainly has nothing to do with that uber tacky festival of loathsome hate, All Hallows E’en.

  40. JANAK says:

    The only show this bitch is perfect for is playing the part of Cruella Da Ville.

  41. Deering says:

    Apparently Andrew Lack is determined to cut this bitch a ton of slack, if just to save his ego.