Tamron Hall Responds to Fans Pleading For Her NBC Return In Wake Of Megyn Kelly Controversy
The requests came after current 'Today' co-host Megyn Kelly's asinine commentary regarding blackface.
October 26, 2018 at 4:59 pm
Fans are asking former NBC Today Show co-host Tamron Hall to return to her position at the popular morning show after Megyn Kelly's recent controversial comments regarding blackface.
According to recent reports and a Friday morning retweet from The Today Show, Kelly will likely not be returning to NBC to host Megyn Kelly Today. On Tuesday, the former Fox News host stated on-air that blackface is acceptable for Halloween under special circumstances.
"Because you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a Black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween," Kelly argued during the Tuesday morning segment. "Back when I was a kid that was OK, as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character."
NBC News and Megyn Kelly are in talks about the anchor leaving the network. https://t.co/CxZbQSdDyT— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 26, 2018
The discussion came about after Real Housewives of New Jersey star Luann de Lesseps received backlash for allegedly darkening her skin when dressing as Diana Ross last Halloween.
During the talk, Kelly apologized for her statement after fellow panelists shared the discriminatory history behind blackface. Kelly's Today colleagues Al Roker and Craig Melvin condemned her comments on Wednesday.
Kelly's asinine commentary left viewers demanding Tamron Hall replace the former Fox News host. When Hall learned she was being ousted in 2017 by Kelly, she exited her 9 a.m. slot without a formal farewell.There were negotiations for Hall to have a show under Harvey Weinstein’s company back in 2011 that was halted due to sexual assault allegations against Weinstein. Hall has since signed a deal with Disney ABC to film a new talk show set to release next year.
Amid the controversy, Hall reunited with former co-host Al Roker, stirring fans' and media attention.
The 48-year-old media veteran recently tweeted directly to a fan who asked what Hall had been up to, indicating now would be the time for NBC to make amends.
I do!! I do!! See my pinned tweet about my syndicated talk show. Oh and raising money for @SafeHorizon Tamron 💜Renate fund! Oh and taping Season 6 of #deadlinecrime and oh “livin’ my best life” 👀👀👀 I hope that’s enough 😉 https://t.co/s5YGdB5sjf— Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) October 25, 2018
It’s fair to assume Hall isn't too gung-ho about the idea of returning to Today, but one can only hope the network finds someone with a tad more sensibility than Ms. Kelly.
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