Megyn Kelly is out...

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    Supposedly with a severance package of $69 million! Oh, poor Megyn :rolleyes:
     
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    It probably wasn't this singular incident, but her overall tone. Diet Fox News rhetoric doesn't work on NBC. I figured she could be a moderate conservative voice for the network and the Today show, but old habits die hard I guess.
     
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    The problem is that moderate conservatives vote for Hilary.
     
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    Diana Ross was a great looking lady and an icon in the industry. When society has gotten to a point where it's seen by some within society as politically incorrect to dress up as her on Halloween, etc. and is seen as "racist" then I they need to look up what the definition of racist is and label themselves as stupid.

    NBC made another stupid one-sided decision.
     
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    Dressing up like is different than putting on blackface.
     
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    Well I mean she had a contract and didn't do anything to violate the terms of it. Just because the higher ups were getting heat from their cocktail party circle doesn't justify not honoring some of it.
     
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    For real? :eek:

    I would beg my employer to fire me and hand me triple my salary on the way out. I’d take that deal right this second. :D
     
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    I guess it's okay if it's for entertainment purposes. Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder or John Wayne in The Conqueror*.

    *Worst movie ever. Ghengis Khan speaking with a Southern drawl?o_O Weird costumes straight out of Dr. Suess.:eek: Don't get me started on the historical inaccuracy.:oops:
     
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    Joy Reid the homophobe is still employed.
     
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    In case anyone has any doubts about this, the answer to the question "Is it OK to put on blackface?" is: Never. Not as a joke. Not on a dare. Not because you were drunk. Not because you wanted to look like Michael Jordan or Wesley Snipes. Never.

    It's sorta like wearing your Swastika-draped Waffen SS uniform. Don't. Unless you are playing a part in a big-budget historical motion picture (you know, the kind with producers, and grips, and a craft services table) don't.

    I should note: Neither wearing blackface, nor wearing nazi uniform, will get you arrested. Here in the US we have the First Amendment, which gives you the right to be an idiot. But doing either of those things will inevitably result in well-deserved condemnation from pretty much the entire rest of society that isn't either a racist or a nazi.

    Make life easy on yourself: No blackface. No swastikas. Find some other way to be "edgy" and provocative.
     
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    Dear god, really? I hope I never watch this film, ok I will NEVER watch this film on purpose. I saw a pretty good film some years ago called Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan - joint Russian/Kazak/Mongolian film that I really enjoyed. Granted Genghis Khan was played by a Japanese actor but come on-John Wayne???? :rolleyes:
     
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    If a black person puts on whiteface is that also racist? Or are only white people racist?
     
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    Is there a history of black entertainers putting on whiteface to mock white people?
     
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    Yes (your mocking comment is bogus though) and not what I asked.....
     
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    White Chicks. Also a terrible movie.
     
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    I wasn't mocking you, I was asking a question.

    We owned blacks as slaves and segregated them from society. And then we had performers in blackface mocking them. So you can see how it's a different situation :)
     
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    The news is no place for sexual harassment or insensitive racial comments. The news is for ignorant extreme conspiracy theories that incite hatred and violence, the current cornerstone of our country.
     
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    Oh, believe it.
    Then there was Yul Brynner as King Mongkut in The King and I… Alec Guinness as King Faisal (and later as Professor Godbole)… and really taking the biscuit, Mickey Rooney — Mr Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffanys.
     
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    I didn't think you were mocking me... Your comment about mocking has nothing to do with this thread or dressing up for Halloween.

    If someone is doing it to mock then I agree it's racist and wrong..

    Kelly no longer has a show because she advocated wearing blackface to intentionally mock blacks?
     
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    I'll admit, this is racist. They made this movie as a form of "payback" for blackface, and they intentionally mocked white people. So it's not okay.

    Again though, if black people want to dress up as a white celebrity, it's a different situation because whiteface doesn't have the history blackface does.
     
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    Arrgggh, Lawrence of Arabia is one of my favourite films and Alec Guinness was, in defence of David Lean, a great actor. At least they had Omar Sharif on the ticket.
     
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    Are you kidding? The movie was hilarious!

    To be fair Megyn was commenting on someone dressing up as Diana Ross on Halloween and darkening their skin and she thought it wasn't racist. Dressing up as Diana Ross isn't the same as doing "blackface" which is obviously offensive. I think her point was that dressing up to honor ones hero isn't the same as dressing in blackface to mock a certain race.

    Some people here and the execs at NBC don't understand the nuance and difference between the two, but political correctness has now brought us to a point where someone has to lose their job over something like this.

    This isn't progress.
     
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    I’m not sure why Kelly thought it would be appropriate to make comments defending blackface. Obviously such statements would not go over well.

    I’m not sure she deserves to lose her job over this. Despite her comments being wrong and misguided, I don’t think she intended to be offensive. That said, her judgement regarding statements around race are questionable. Like the whole Santa is white diatribe from several years ago.
     

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