And a question that boggles my mind is: Why is Megyn Kelly Today still on?
Another question that boggles my mind is: Why do I still watch all four hours of Today including Megyn Kelly’s shit show hour?
Megyn Kelly has already pissed some people off by mouth-sharting out about how she thinks the slutty Handmaid’s Tale costume is okay because it’s for Halloween, and anything goes during Halloween. And on today’s show, Megyn Kelly and three white panelists (Melissa Rivers, Jenna Bush Hager, and Jacob Soboroff) talked about Halloween costumes that have been banned by a university. Megyn Kelly brain-burping up her thoughts about offensive Halloween costumes and cultural appropriation? What could go wrong! NBC executives were either in the control room getting ready to jump on the delay button in case she said anything dumb, or they were getting ready to slap the delay button operator’s hand away in case she said anything dumb because that show needs the attention. Definitely the second one.
Megyn brought up a story about how the student union at the University of Kent in England wants to ban costumes that are racially and culturally offensive like cowboys, Harvey Weinstein, sombreros, Native Americans, and nuns. She started up the segment by saying, “I have to give you a fair warning, I’m a little fired up about Halloween costumes this morning, truly political correctness has run amok.” So Megyn Kelly was ready to go full Megyn Kelly on you PC tricks.
Megyn’s veins really throb with rage over Halloween costumes and she went off about being told what she can and cannot dress up as. Megyn wondered why blackface on Halloween is considered racist, and none of the other panelists straight-up let her know that it’s 100% racist, but Melissa Rivers said something about polite society. That polite society line probably made the ghost of Joan Rivers drop a 23AndMe test on Melissa’s front door to make sure they’re really related.
Megyn: But what is racist? Because you get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid that was okay as long you were dressing up as a character.
Jacob: If somebody feels like something is offensive to them, then you should say it and that’s fair game. And you should be able to take it.
Melissa: One of the things they mentioned is people dressing up like Nazis, if you think it’s offensive, it probably is. Whatever happened to just manners and polite society?
Megyn: On Halloween?! On Halloween? You’ve got guys running around with fake axes coming out of their head. It’s going to be jarring.
Melissa: But in polite society, someone would not think that dressing like a Nazi is okay.
Jenna: I think there are limits to how far you want to go, because you’re making people feel bad…
Melissa: Normal people kind of know where that line is.
Megyn Kelly was a 70s child, so while the likes of Paula Deen may have nodded in agreement with Megyn while lovingly looking at a picture on the mantel of her dressed in blackface as Aunt Jemima in 1976, others checked Megyn’s ass:
Dear @megynkelly — you and I are approximately the same age. Blackface was NOT okay when we were kids. Take it from a big-hearted boy who just wanted to show his love for Nipsey Russell on the worst Halloween of my life. https://t.co/pnsk0WmuTw
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 23, 2018
Megyn then brought up LuAnn de Lesseps from Real Housewives of New York City dressing up as Diana Ross (complete with darkened skin) and she couldn’t wrap her mind around why that’s wrong. Jacob piped in by saying he didn’t see the costume, but it sounds a little racist to him. To which, Jenna said, “Me too.” Megyn ignored them.
Even if Megyn Kelly took a course on why blackface is wrong and racist, she’d still be like, “But it’s HALLOWEEN!” The hill Megyn Kelly wants to die on is covered with blackface paint and stereotypical Native American costumes. So because of that, I’m wondering what Megyn Kelly is going to dress as for Halloween this year? Well, NBC could make her do redface, and by that I mean they could make her fill with red hot rage as Al Roker and Craig Melvin skip onto her set dressed as Santa Claus and Jesus.
The full messiness is below: