Megyn Kelly Eyes A Comeback After Blackface Scandal, Likely In Right-Wing Media

the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2018 at Ritz Carlton Hotel on October 2, 2018 in Laguna Niguel, California.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA - OCTOBER 02: Megyn Kelly speaks onstage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2018 at Ritz Carlton Hotel on October 2, 2018 in Laguna Niguel, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Fortune)
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After getting the boot — and the cushy remainder of her $69 million contract — from NBC last year, former cables news and daytime TV host Megyn Kelly is reportedly eyeing her options for a comeback, The Daily Beast reported.

But the odds of her landing a gig anywhere but in the far-right media are low, given the blackface controversy that led to her departure. (During a segment on Halloween costumes last year, Kelly said she thought it was fine that white people wear blackface on Halloween, was forced to apologize on air and admitted she didn’t know about the makeup’s racist past up until that point in life).

A source close to Kelly told the Daily Beast that she’s “getting informed on the landscape” and looking into new media, which will likely be her only option outside of a Fox News return. But Hope Hicks, Fox Corporation’s now-head spokesperson told the Daily Beast there has been “no change” in Lachlan Murdoch’s thinking since he last commented on Kelly, saying she was “talented,” but he is happy with the network’s current lineup of shows.

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  1. The bar to entry in right-wing media is pretty low, all you need to do is say certain things and align yourself against the right “enemies.” Victimhood goes pretty far, and her dismissal from NBC certainly qualifies for the kind of fake oppression they crave.

  2. Why doesn’t she go to community college and learn a useful skill?
    She still has time left to make herself into a solid citizen.

  3. For someone who’s certainly not facing poverty any time soon you can almost find the situation poignant. She’s like a successful porn star who takes the occasional role in an obscure, cheesy legit film without it ever developing into anything. You know that yearning for respectability is there, and probably won’t ever be realized, and the tens of millions don’t change it.

  4. Maybe she should start praying to Blonde, Blue-eyed Jesus and Honky Santa Claus.

  5. Avatar for jtx jtx says:

    Yuck.

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