Megyn Kelly Asks: What’s The Big Deal About Kids Wearing Blackface For Halloween?

When she left Fox News and joined the team at NBC News, many of us wondered if Megyn Kelly was the right fit for her new network, especially in light of some of the ridiculous things she said while still employed by Fox.

And on Tuesday, Kelly proved again that our concerns were indeed warranted during a discussion of some universities in the U.S. banning Halloween costumes that are considered to be racist or culturally insensitive, with Kelly maintaining that it’s simply impossible to define exactly what’s racist:

“What is racist? You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person that puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was okay, as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character.”

NBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff attempted to explain to Kelly that while anyone free expression allows people to wear whatever costume they like, there may be consequences for doing so:

You can dress like an idiot, act like an idiot and actually dress and be racist, somebody should say something to somebody — but you should be able to dress like a moron.”

TV host Melissa Rivers echoed Soboroff’s remarks, adding:

“If you think it’s offensive, it probably is. Whatever happened to manners and polite society?”

Despite what her guests had just said, Kelly again seemed to defend wearing offensive costumes, commenting:

“You’ve got guys with fake axes coming out of their head. It’s going to be jarring.”

Twitter quickly let Kelly know that her comments were downright ill-informed and ignorant:

Time for Megyn Kelly to head back to Fox. After all, they love this kind of willful ignorance.

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