Lemon said: "She made some mistakes, and now she's suffering the consequences of those mistakes". Instead, he suggested that she may have simply spoken in ignorance,"unaware of the history". Next week, the 9 a.m. hour will be hosted by other "Today' co-anchors", a spokesperson told Page Six on Friday. See my pinned tweet about my syndicated talk show.
Kelly has been in the spotlight this week following her controversial blackface remarks that resulted in her being pulled off the air amid widespread backlash.
NBC hired Kelly away from Fox News with incredible fanfare a year ago.
Kelly's future with NBC remains uncertain.
"Some of us want to be shamed", Kelly said. Kelly burnt bridges at Fox after she publicly discussed sexual harassment she said she faced from the late Roger Ailes, the channel's co-founder. The NABJ also called attention to Kelly's past work on Fox.
Later that day, Debra Messing, who plays Grace Adler on the show, took to Instagram to say she regretted going on the show hosted by Kelly - and was "dismayed" by her comments. "Only the truth will set you free!"
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were shown the ultimate respect when they arrived at the University of the South Pacific in Suva. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were welcomed in the same way 65 years ago on their 1953 visit.
"I think that this is very hard, but I think that her comments were also very painful and hurtful to a lot of people", she added.
On Thursday, Megyn Kelly was sacked by NBC following her complaint on air that it used to be socially acceptable to dress up in blackface for Halloween. "When I was a kid, that was OK as long as you were dressing up as like a character". Al Roker and Craig Melvin strongly criticized Kelly's comments during the 7 a.m. hour of "Today" on Wednesday. Kelly was wooed away from Fox News in 2017 by NBC, which is reportedly paying her almost $20 million a year. "Rather than creating a teaching moment for everyone, NBC chose to shame her", McManus said.
According to several online reports Megyn's show has been cancelled. Even her hotly contested interview with right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones premiered to a relatively measly 3.5 million viewers, losing out to a rerun of "America's Funniest Home Videos" in the same time slot.
The network was openly critical of Kelly after Tuesday's show. She also gave a platform to allegations against NBC News's Tom Brokaw, both of which stirred resentment among her NBC colleagues.
Kelly earned fame as a longtime anchor for Fox News, notably sparring with Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election campaign.