Megyn Kelly shaded NBC with a scathing tweet this 7 days, amid the network’s choice to pull episodes of “30 Rock” that highlighted characters in blackface.
“Wait – what network aired people episodes once again?” The 49-yr-previous political pundit sarcastically questioned in a tweet Wednesday.
Kelly’s NBC task “Megyn Kelly Today” was finished by the community in October 2018, immediately after she defended carrying blackface as portion of a Halloween costume though speaking about “Real Housewives of New York City” star Luann de Lesseps’ conclusion to dress up as singer Diana Ross.
“When I was a child, that was alright as lengthy as you have been dressing up as, like, a character,” she reported.
It prompted an rapid uproar. The show was axed a few days later on and her deal was terminated in January of the subsequent yr.
Her dig arrives following “30 Rock” creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock along with NBCUniversal requested that streaming providers eliminate 4 episodes from the very long-functioning sitcom that characteristic white actors in blackface.
Fey questioned for their removing in a letter that was acquired by Assortment.
“As we strive to do the do the job and do greater in regards to race in America, we consider that these episodes showcasing actors in race-modifying makeup are ideal taken out of circulation,” she wrote.
“I understand now that ‘intent’ is not a free pass for white men and women to use these images. I apologize for agony they have triggered.
Likely forward, no comedy-loving child desires to stumble on these tropes and be stung by their ugliness. I thank NBCUniversal for honoring this ask for,” she finished.
In 1 episode, Jane Krakowski — who played narcissist Jenna Maroney — wore blackface to dress as previous Pittsburgh Steelers star Lynn Swann. In one more episode Jon Hamm darkened his skin though spoofing the radio exhibit “Amos ’n’ Andy” and Disney’s “Song of the South.”
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