A number of Megyn Kelly’s black colleagues at NBC are shocked that the host is fighting to receive a full payout of her contract after her comments defending blackface earlier in the week.
DailyMail.com spoke to a number of employees whose feelings on the subject ran the gamut from ‘deeply hurt’ to outright ‘appalled’ at Kelly’s behavior and reports that she might claim her coverage of the #MeToo movement played a role in her termination.
On Tuesday, Kelly defended the practice of blackface during a roundtable discussion with an all-white panel where not one participant referenced the deeply racist and hurtful history of the practice in the United States.
‘How dare she? Who the hell does she think she is?’ said one NBC employee
‘Her blackface comments were bad but falsely playing the #MeToo card is the worst form of white privilege I have ever seen.’
And another employee remarked: ‘She had no respect for the African American staff on her team and her apology was both fake and dismissive.’
An insider at the network told DailyMail.com that after a meeting with Kelly and her staff on Wednesday, a number of employees of color on the show voiced their frustration and anger with the host to human resources.
‘Lots of people were willing to give her a clean slate after the whole white Santa thing, but she showed her true colors this week,’ said the insider.
That insider also noted that what Kelly was doing was not only an affront to her black colleagues, but also the men and women of the #MeToo movement.
NBC declined comment.
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Source: Daily Mail