Megyn Kelly has addressed the 2018 blackface comments she made when she was the host of the now-cancelled NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today in the first episode of her self-funded podcast.
During the podcast, entitled The Megyn Kelly Show, she was asked by journalist Glenn Greenwald, who is most known for publishing a series of reports against based on unclassified documents from Eric Snowden, if she regretted apologising for her Halloween show that got her fired from NBC.
“I’m not sorry that I said sorry,” she said.
But Ms Kelly added how some of the public was just “reading the media interpretation” of what was said during the episode.
“[The media] presented it as though I was defending minstrel show blackface and wanted it to return to airwaves immediately, which wasn’t anywhere close to the truth," she said. ”I was trying to start a discussion cause I noticed when I was a kid, and as it turns out very recently prior to my remarks, people were wearing blackface."
MSNBC was putting out “at least five different shows as recently as a couple years of my discussion about it with characters in blackface.”
“So I think it was a good discussion to try to start,” she said.
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