Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Megyn Kelly Defends Blackface Halloween Costumes: 'What Is Racist?'

Megyn Kelly Defends Blackface Costumes: 'When I Was A Kid, That Was OK' Megyn Kelly doesn't understand why blackface on Halloween is racist - NY Daily News
Guillermo Jimenez | 23 October, 2018, 22:06

"In Slate, they have a piece on dot com, "Santa Claus should not be a white man anymore" and when I saw this headline, I kind of laughed and I said, 'Oh, this is so ridiculous, yet another person claiming it's racist to have a white Santa, '" she said.

On Twitter. some celebrities took her to task.

Speaking on TODAY with her fellow panelists Melissa Rivers, Jenna Bush Hager, and guest host Jacob Soboroff, the former Fox News host commented on the controversy surrounding "Real Housewives of New York" star Luann de Lesseps, who actually darkened her skin previous year as part of her Diana Ross costume. But she then seemed to defend people who put on blackface in the past.

"What is racist?" she asked somewhat rhetorically when she and the other white people on her panel were inexplicably charged with deciding what is and isn't offensive to Black people.

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During a panel discussion on "Megyn Kelly Today" on Tuesday with Jenna Bush Hager, Jacob Soboroff and Melissa Rivers, Kelly said, "You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween". "Me too", Bush Hager agreed. "When I was a kid, that was OK, so long as you were dressing up as a character". "You are on national television".

"But what is racist?" the host asked, seemingly with complete sincerity.

If you find yourself asking the same question about blackface as Kelly, consider reading this Huffington Post essay written by Dr. David J. Leonard, a professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies at Washington State University.

"I can not believe the ignorance on this in 2018", author and television host Padma Lakshmi wrote.

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Megyn Kelly doesn't understand why blackface is offensive. You can not dress as a Native American...as a nun.

Kelly ended with, "I don't know".

Topic number one involved the student union at Kent University in the United Kingdom who created a list of Halloween costumes that are offensive or inappropriate.

There were a few people who defended Kelly as well, including John Zeigler who wrote: 'I love that no one can actually explain why Megyn Kelly is wrong, they just virtue signal as if it requires no explanation I know MANY years ago blackface was used in a racist fashion, but I really don't see how if a white kid wants to be a black hero for Halloween that's racist'.

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