Megyn Kelly's Blackface Comments Leave Her Future at 'Today' Unclear

Megyn Kelly won't appear on her morning hour of the Today show on Thursday or Friday. It's unclear when or if she will return to NBC to continue her daily morning talk show.

NBC released a statement explaining previously aired episodes of Kelly's show will replace her live show. "Given the circumstances, Megyn Kelly Today will be on tape the rest of the week," an NBC News spokeswoman said.

There are whispers Kelly's show could be coming to an end, according to a CNN report that said the former Fox News host's contract negotiations with NBC were still underway. It is also unclear if Kelly will remain on the network after her show ends as she is expected to participate in NBC's midterm election coverage. The midterms are on November 6.

Kelly's absence from the show comes amid the 47-year-old's recent comment about wearing blackface. Kelly featured an all-white panel discussion regarding cultural appropriation on Halloween on Tuesday. During the conversation, Kelly suggested when she was younger it was acceptable for people to dress up in blackface, which sparked immediate outrage.

"You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person that puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was OK, as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character," Kelly argued.

Kelly issued an apology to her colleagues at NBC in the aftermath of the controversy on Wednesday. "I learned that given the history of blackface being used in awful ways by racists in this country it is not OK for that to be part of any costume—Halloween or otherwise," she wrote.

While her future with NBC remains uncertain, her relationship with her talent agency, CAA, was severed. Kelly's representation with the agency was dropped, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday.

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