Megyn Kelly made controversial comments on her NBC show on Tuesday, when she asked why wearing the black face for Halloween costumes is considered offensive.
Kelly brought TV personalities Jenna Bush Hager, Melissa Rivers and Jacob Soboroff in Megyn Kelly today To discuss some universities that prohibit certain costumes. Kelly made it clear that he was against banning several disguises that others found offensive, including cowboys, disguising themselves as the disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein, "anything based on Mexicans," nuns and more.
"I have to give you a fair warning, I'm a little excited about Halloween costumes this morning," the segment began. "I mean, in truth, political correctness has gone crazy, there are strict rules about what can and can not be used by someone who thinks they are their boss."
"Is not it the whole purpose of Halloween to dress up and pretend you're someone else?" She continued. "… I feel like it's so absurd, who comes up with these rules?"
Later, Kelly brought up the subject that some wore the black face for their Halloween costumes and were criticized for it.
"What is racist?" She questioned "You get in trouble if you're a white person who puts on a black face for Halloween, or a black person who puts on a white face for Halloween." At the time I was a child, that was fine, as long as You will dress like a character. "
Not everyone on the panel agreed with Kelly. Rivers responded: "If you think it's offensive, it probably is, and one of my big complaints with society at this time is what happened to manners and to the educated society? … Normal people know where that line is "
Bush Hager also noted: "I think there are limits as to how much you want to get in. If you're making people feel bad …"
Later, Kelly, 47, doubled when raising The real housewives of New York Luann de Lesseps, member of the cast, faced a backlash in April when, during the premiere of the tenth season of the Bravo series, he attended a Halloween party dressed as the legendary singer Diana Ross and sported a noticeably darker skin . At that time, De Lesseps told ET that although she was using tanning cream and did not intend to use the black face, she understood the criticism and apologized for it.
"There was a controversy over The real housewives of New York with Luann, while dressing like Diana Ross and making her skin look darker than it really is, "Kelly said Tuesday." The people said that was racist. And I do not know, like, I thought, like, & # 39; Who does not love Diana Ross? & # 39; She wants to look like Diana Ross for a day. I do not know how he got racist on Halloween. It's not like I'm walking [wearing blackface] in general."
Kelly has received a violent reaction on social networks for his comments. For example, Patton Oswalt tweeted: "Dear @megynkelly, you and I are about the same age, Blackface was NOT OK when we were kids, take it from a big-hearted guy who just wanted to show his love for Nipsey Russell. my life ".
This is not the first time that Kelly has caused controversy in his program. In January, he fought with Jane Fonda, when he returned a slap to Fonda after the actress commented that "she is not such a good interviewer" after her uncomfortable exchange last September. Look below:
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