‘WOUNDS TOO DEEP’

Megyn Kelly Apologizes to NBC Colleagues for Defending Blackface

Megyn Kelly on Tuesday afternoon apologized to her NBC colleagues for defending blackface during a segment of her show earlier in the day. “What is racist?” Kelly asked her all-white panel during a discussion about blackface costumes, which she added were “okay when I was a kid, as long as you were dressing like a character.” She later said: “I don’t see how that’s racist on Halloween.” Hours later, in an email to colleagues, Kelly apologized for her defense of blackface, writing: “I now realize that such behavior is indeed wrong, and I am sorry. The history of blackface in our culture is abhorrent; the wounds too deep.” She added: “I've never been a ‘pc’ kind of person -- but I understand that we do need to be more sensitive in this day and age. Particularly on race and ethnicity issues which, far from being healed, have been exacerbated in our politics over the past year.” Kelly concluded: “This is a time for more understanding, love, sensitivity and honor, and I want to be a part of that.”