Fox Information contributor Mike Huckabee slammed NBC for canceling Megyn Kelly’s present after her on-air remarks about blackface on Halloween, with the previous Arkansas governor suggesting others at NBC are extra culpable for his or her actions.
“So @megynkelly is proven the door for TALKING about one thing Lester Holt and different NBC people really DID,” Huckabee wrote in a tweet the place he linked to a Mediaite piece that stated the NBC Nightly Information anchor dressed up as British pop star Susan Boyle, who’s white, for Halloween one year. “I’m not even a lawyer however I feel I might win this case for Megyn.”
So @megynkelly is proven the door for TALKING about one thing Lester Holt and different NBC people really DID. I’m not even a lawyer however I feel I might win this case for Megyn. https://t.co/UjSZ17PZom
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) October 30, 2018
NBC Information didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Kelly made her blackface comments Oct. 23 on NBC.
“You actually do get in hassle if you’re a white one that places on blackface at Halloween or a black one that places on whiteface for Halloween,” she stated in the course of the section. “That was OK after I was a child, so long as you had been dressing like a personality.”
Kelly apologized for her remarks later that day and once more on air the following day.
“As we speak is a kind of days the place listening fastidiously to different factors of view, together with from pals and colleagues, is main me to rethink my very own views,” she wrote in a public assertion. “I notice now that such habits is certainly flawed, and I’m sorry. The historical past of blackface in our tradition is abhorrent; the injuries too deep.”
NBC confirmed Friday that her present, “Megyn Kelly As we speak,” has been canceled.
Her present had lower ratings than expected, however NBC has stated it was canceled due to her statements.
NBC Information President Andy Lack, who introduced Kelly on board, stated final week, “There is no such thing as a different strategy to put this: I condemn these remarks; there isn’t any place on our air or on this office for them.”