Ex Foxnews and soon to be ex-NBC host Megan Kelly is having a rough time getting her opinions understood. With a simple response trying to explain what was acceptable in the past may no longer be acceptable she has given her non-fans the perfect excuse to boot her out. Her Black Face comments might have been ok on Foxnews(and may have been overlooked on NBC) but it was simply too much ammo to let go of.
A nothing comment can quickly be seen as opportunity to right all wrongs
I’d only seen headlines of what @megynkelly said till yesterday, when I finally saw the video. It was nothing, simply pointing out how things have changed. This is crazy. @NBCNews was looking for an excuse. Employees there hated her from the start because she worked at Fox. #Sick https://t.co/FqrhfaAfXV
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) October 26, 2018
Remember if you dabble with politics and not comedy you’re held to slighly unfunny standard
They loved @megynkelly at @NBC when she was the Fox anchor asking tough questions of Trump, but as soon as someone had the audacity to invite her into their little liberal clubhouse she was an interloper who had to be destroyed. Welcome to liberal “tolerance” https://t.co/eNCBHyxH77
— Marc Thiessen (@marcthiessen) October 27, 2018
And firing her is simply not the right approach or rather provided the wrong tactic
I can’t believe @megynkelly was fired. I 100% disagree with the decision. I think what she said was wrong and I totally disagree with her politics but firing her over that comment is not remotely the right way to handle this. Talk about it on-air instead! More speech, not less.
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) October 25, 2018
Talking about what is racist or simply hurtful or insensitive would have owned the narrative better
Here is how you decide if you should do Black Face
To get a moral compass, ask yourself would you dress up as Anne Franken or a bloodied and dying Princess Diana or shock horror Hitler. The truthful answer would be it depends if your Boss, lover, teacher, family, co-workers would actually not feel offended.
Unfortunately Megan chose to not choose her comments wisely – you cannot be earning $20+ Million a year and simply have an unthoughtful moment.
Black face symbolized much that was wrong with discrimination and slavery, its sole purpose was to depict Black people as lazy, dumb, incoherent and unworthy of being human and to be clear a complete opposite of the spirit of halloween which aims to be a night of monsters.
Where next for Megan Kelly is anyone’s guess..