Megyn Kelly reportedly not welcome back at Fox

Megyn Kelly reportedly not welcome back at Fox
Megyn Kelly (Image: YouTube screen grab)

While she is currently heading to the free agent market following a debacle with NBC, a high-level source at Fox News says Megyn Kelly will never be welcome back at her former network.

Kelly was cut from her NBC show “Megyn Kelly Today” following a segment in which the panel talked about what constitutes an appropriate Halloween costume. Inexplicably, the host gave a bizarre defense of dressing up in blackface for the occasion, which prompted a backlash from Hollywood hypocrites who have actually defended or performed the same controversial practice.

Kelly had expressed interest in returning to Fox through her agent, but a network executive has seemingly shot down that idea almost immediately.

The Backlash

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This past week, Kelly gave an ill-advised defense of blackface Halloween costumes, saying it had been an acceptable practice back in her day. Decades ago, she argued, going out on Halloween in a blackface costume was acceptable. “That was OK, as long as you were dressing like a character,” she claimed.

As with any racially charged topic, critics piled on and Kelly soon found herself negotiating her way out of a contract as NBC executives sensed an opportunity to punish her for dismal ratings.

The two sides were so combative, Kelly enlisted the help of famed #MeToo reporter Ronan Farrow to fight for her as executives hauled her behind closed doors.

Kelly Sends Out Feelers

Prior to the blackface controversy, Kelly had apparently seen the writing on the wall and sent out feelers about coming back to Fox News. She had told multiple friends that she wanted to return to the network that saw her rise to prominence, only to get caught up in controversy with President Trump and eventually leaving it all behind to be a top star at NBC.

“She wants to come back,” one person close to Kelly told Vanity Fair.

Not Happening

Fox has been quick to squelch any possibility of Kelly’s return, sending out messages of their own that indicate it’s simply not happening.

One Fox News publicist went on the record last week indicating there was no place for Kelly at the moment. “We are extremely happy with our entire line-up,” they said.

Another high-level source at Fox told the Daily Mail that Kelly “is not coming back to any of the Fox News platforms.”

Fox Employees Stick Up For Her

Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean took to social media to defend Kelly, saying she “is not a racist” and “didn’t deserve” the backlash and actions taken by NBC.

Geraldo Rivera also chimed in saying, “Since she’s made an apparently heartfelt apology for grossly misguided remarks, how about showing some mercy to an otherwise good person?” “Hope she comes back to Fox,” he added.

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.