'Sounds about white': Megyn Kelly blasted for defending blackface

Lewis Collier
October 23, 2018

On Tuesday morning's episode of Megyn Kelly Today - during a panel featuring all white people - Kelly defended the idea of white folks dressing in blackface for Halloween, asking "what is racist?" about such an act. "Back when I was a kid, that was okay just as long as you were dressing as a character". "If she really wanted to look like Diana Ross, she should have dressed like Michael Jackson". "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".

Outraged celebrities took to Twitter to respond to Kelly's comments Tuesday.

Below is but a brief sampling of the chorus of sarcastic responses that resonated across the Twittersphere.

Later, Kelly brought up the issue of some using blackface for their Halloween costumes and getting slammed for it.

"I just don't think it's white people's place to tell us whether we can be offended over blackface or not".

Kelly also used the discussion to defend The Real Housewives of NY star Luann de Lesseps, who was criticized for dressing up as singer Diana Ross in 2017.

No joke, she asked her panel "what is racist" about wearing blackface, and proceeded to make an argument that is quite stunning to hear in 2018. "You are on national television".

Heidi Moore weighed in by tweeting: 'I literally can not imagine a bigger nightmare than 4 white people in aggressively orange makeup trying to derive among themselves why blackface is offensive.

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'You may no longer dress as a cowboy.

Kelly has waded into racial matters before and generated controversy by doing so.

Others recalled when Kelly made headlines in 2013 for stating it is "historical fact" that Jesus Christ, a man born in the Middle East, was white, adding that Father Christmas is too.

When the other hosts objected, saying that nobody should be dressing like a sexual predator, Kelly said, "I don't want the University of Kent telling me that I can't do it".

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.

Kelly went on to say that on Halloween, "you've got guys with fake axes coming out of their heads".

All three panelists seemed genuinely confused as to why one would want to dress as Weinstein, with melissa Rivers noting: 'That's creepy'.

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