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Megyn Kelly apologized to her colleagues after making controversial comments about Blackface on live television.
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The controversy of megyn kelly The comments in support of Blackface on Tuesday's episode of "Megyn Kelly Today" are not the only mistakes the journalist has made in her career.

Here are some other errors of the note.

His interview he did not do, well, training with Jane Fonda.

In September of 2017, Kelly interviewed the veteran actress, to promote her Netflix movie "Our Souls in the Night". The conversation became tense when the host asked Fonda, 80, about plastic surgery.

"Do we really want to talk about that now?" Fonda responded during the "Hoy" talk, giving Kelly a look of disbelief.

Kelly later expressed regret over the interview with Us Weekly, published this month.

"I certainly wish I had not put Jane Fonda," he said, reflecting on his program. "That did not go well!"

Kelly insisted the exit focused on celebrities, however, he would not have answered the question.

"She answered that question in about 40 different forums," he said. "It was not bad with me, and she has answered it in 40 more forums since then!

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The segment "Will & Grace" that Debra Messing lamented

The same month as his Fonda Faux Pas, Kelly received the cast members of "Will & Grace" before the revival premiere. During her debut, Kelly cheerfully told a "Will & Grace" fan that "gay is going to work very well" for him.

In response to a question about his appearance on "Megyn Kelly Today," via Instagram, Messing responded that he wished he had not been part of the show.

"I regret it," she wrote. "Discouraged by your comments."

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The controversy of embarrassing the body

Earlier this year, Kelly received Maria Kang, an exercise enthusiast, and encouraged her to "participate in a professional business."

"Some of us want to be embarrassed," Kelly reasoned. "When I was in law school and I was gaining weight, I told my stepfather:" If you see me enter that kitchen one more time, you say, "Where are you going, fat … ?

"And works!" Kelly told her audience, smiling and giving a thumbs up.

Kelly addressed his comments the next day on his show.

"I said something yesterday in this program that clearly caught my attention, and I think it's a conversation that we should have openly," he said. "We argue about embarrassing others, something I do not support." In fact, quite the opposite."

"I still shudder when I hear a person attacked by his weight," he added. "Please, I know I would never encourage him to anyone, I've been thinking a lot about why I once encouraged him."

His insistence that Jesus and Santa Claus are white.

Before heading to NBC, Kelly rejected a piece of Slate 2013 with the headline: "Santa Claus should no longer be a white man".

"When I saw this headline, I laughed and said:" This is so ridiculous … However, another person who says it is racist to have a white Santa Claus ", said Kelly, then a Fox personality News "And, by the way, for all the children who watch at home, Santa Claus is white, but this person is just arguing that maybe we should have a black Santa Claus, but Santa Claus is what he is, and so they know, We know". I'm just debating this because someone wrote it, kids. "

"Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable does not mean you have to change," Kelly added later. "Jesus was also a white man … He was a historical figure, that's a verifiable fact, as is Santa, I just want the children who observe him to know that."

For Kelly, it was "how do you check it in the middle of the legacy, the story and change Santa from white to black?"

When asked about his comments at a Business Insider conference last November, Kelly admitted to having problems during his time on the air.

"I'm very sorry for what I said," Kelly said. "I mean you're going to be in the air several hours a week on live television, you're going to say stupid." That's the reality you know, so yes, there are many things that I would like to go back and say differently. "

Contributing: Sara M. Moniuszko, Gary Levin

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