Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Megyn Kelly Is Out Here Defending Blackface Halloween Costumes

Megyn Kelly Is Out Here Defending Blackface Halloween Costumes

She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day.

"Megyn Kelly not understanding anything about racism?"

"I haven't seen it, but it sounds pretty racist to me", Soboroff said. In the email, she says that she meant to suggest blackface "seemed okay if done as part of this holiday where people have the chance to make themselves look like others", going on to say "I realize now that such behavior is indeed wrong, and I am sorry".

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. You can not dress as a Native American...as a nun. That's apparently been some rule for a long time. That's now offensive. The student union at Kent University in the United Kingdom, is pushing to ban this, along with several other costumes, saying they cause offense, that they're inappropriate, and it goes on to list the things that you're not allowed to dress like'. "You can't dress up as a nun", Kelly complained.

She got a round of applause for that comment, and called colleges discouraging students from wearing stereotypical costumes "absurd". "On Halloween you've got guys running around with fake axes coming out of their head".

Later, Kelly brought up the issue of blackface and wondered aloud when it became inappropriate.

Blackface has a history of perpetuating offensive and racist stereotypes of African Americans dating back more than 200 years in the United States. "From lynchings to mass incarceration, whites have utilized blackface (and the resulting dehumanization) as part of its moral and legal justification for violence", he wrote in the piece. When she was still at Fox News, Megyn flipped after reading a piece from Slate that said Santa could be black.

"Jesus was a white man, too".

"I can't keep up with the number of people we're offending just by being, like, normal people these days", Kelly said. "How do you revise it in the middle of the legacy in the story and change Santa from white to black?" "Blackface was NOT okay when we were kids", he wrote, appearing to refer to backlash he received for wanting to dress as black comedian Nipsey Russell.

"Megyn Kelly is proof that being book smart doesn't prevent you from being an ignorant moron!" on Twitter user wrote.

"If you're gonna dress like an idiot.then someone should say something to somebody".

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