And yet despite all that, NBC paid her a jaw-dropping sum to ditch the conservative Fox News and take up shop with the network, offering Kelly a reported $69 million for a three-year contract. It's been just two years since she left Fox News to join the network, and it's been a bumpy road the whole way down. She has accused Fox co-founder Roger Ailes of sexually harassing her. Ailes died in May 2017. But I also think that it is partially the fault of the people who hired her because Megyn's record, how she feels about things, she says she's not PC.
Kelly apologized to fellow NBC staffers later in the day and made a tearful apology on her show Wednesday.
Adding to the support was Fox News" meteorologist Janice Dean also weighed in on Twitter, writing: "My friend Megyn Kelly is not a racist.
Following a social media backlash, Kelly wrote in an email to NBC News colleagues that she realized such behavior is wrong, that the history of blackface in culture is abhorrent.
Both NBC's "Nightly News" and "Today" did stories on her blackface comment, and weatherman Al Roker said Kelly "owes a big apology to people of color across the country".
Days after she made her explosive comments defending "blackface", Megyn Kelly and her show are over at NBC. She said it was acceptable when she was a kid when portraying a character.
Then on February 1, 2017, NBC made the abrupt announcement: Hall left the network the day before, on the day her contract was up.
The network confirmed the news on Friday afternoon (October 26) in a statement.
In her show, she had offended celebrities including Jane Fonda and Debra Messing, expressed support for fat-shaming and cast doubt upon women coming forward with sexual assault allegations, stating that the #MeToo movement had "expanded to the point of ridiculousness by some".
Multiple factors explain Kelly's impending exit from NBC.
Kelly's NBC producers, according to a source who reportedly attended Wednesday's town hall meeting hosted by NBC News Chief Andy Lack, were reportedly "blindsided" by Kelly's on-air comments.
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