Megyn Kelly's "Today" was canceled in the midst of the host's controversial comments about the black face.
A new poll released on Tuesday says some disagree with how NBC resolved the uproar over Megyn Kelly's comments in defense of Blackface.
the Survey conducted by The Hollywood Reporter / Morning Consult a few days after Kelly argued that Blackface on Halloween was "fine as a child, as long as you dressed as a character", found that almost half of the 2,201 adults questioned felt that NBC The October 26 decision to cancel "Megyn Kelly Today" was "too harsh a consequence".
Later in the survey, respondents were given a summary of the week's developments and asked how the blackface comments affected their opinion of Kelly.
Here is a breakdown of his conclusions:
- Six percent said that Kelly's comments gave them a "much more favorable" of her.
- 48 percent said their comments "make no difference".
- 29 percent said speculation that NBC had canceled their program gave them a "somewhat less favorable" or "much less favorable" view of the network.
In conclusion, the survey asked: "Based on what you know, which of the following statements is closest to your opinion, even if neither is (sic) exactly correct?"
- 45 percent responded that the NBC that canceled the Kelly program "would be too harsh a consequence for their comments".
- The 26 percent considered that the cancellation "would be the appropriate consequence for their comments".
Kelly has not spoken publicly since her show was canceled and it was reported that she was negotiating her exit from the network after NBC failed to fire her completely.
On Monday, "Today" assimilated at 9 a.m. Kelly's biggest show, which focused on Saturday's gunfights at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
"Today, as you know, we are starting a new chapter in the third hour of our program as it evolves," presenter Hoda Kotb told the audience, without giving any details about what NBC plans to do with the third hour of the show. the long term. "We want you to know that the whole family" Hoy "will continue to provide you with informative and important stories, as we have always done."
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