Well, are you happy now!? You’ve ruined the fun for everybody. You complained about Megyn Kelly being a rancid troll when she defended blackface and followed it up with a sea of crocodile tears and a Dollar Store apology, and now, according to multiple sources, she’s in contract negotiations to secure her bag before her “imminent” departure from NBC. Now we’re not going to get a chance to see whatever she had planned for her Today Halloween costume! Why do you think she said blackface is A-OK in the first place!? She was preparing us. She was probably planning on coming out, live on TV, dressed up as Kanye West and now we’ll never know!
According to Business Insider:
Kelly will not be returning to her 9 a.m. show “Megyn Kelly Today,” the sources confirmed.
Megyn’s legal team is currently meeting with NBC News executives to hammer out a deal to release her from her $25 million dollar A YEAR contract. Are almost pretty blond news-adjacent people really that hard to come by? Slap a blond wig and over-powder my face and I’m your huckleberry (don’t worry, it’s OK to do whiteface). TMZ reports:
Sources familiar with the negotiations tell TMZ … Megyn’s deal is 3 years firm, and she has around 1 year and 10 months to go. We’re told her lawyer, Bryan Freedman, is going to have a call with NBC brass tomorrow and demand the network pay her full remaining salary, or face a lawsuit.
Apparently Megyn’s lawyer Bryan (when I was a kid it was ok to spell your name with an “i’” or an “e’”. This “y” trend is getting out of hand.) is going to claim that Kelly was targeted because she criticized Matt Lauer “with glee” when he got shit-canned, which rubbed some at NBC the wrong way because Matt was “well liked”. TMZ also claims that Bryan sent an email to top NBC brass requesting that Ronan Farrow be in the room as a witness to the negotiations. However, Page Six says that Ronan “knows nothing about this”. He don’t know her!
So, NBC is definitely not going to keep her around and put her on desk duty until her contract runs out (I was hoping they’d replace her as host and made her sit in the back with a dunce cap on her head every episode). And according to USA Today, Fox doesn’t want her liberal tainted ass back either.
The network told USA TODAY there isn’t room for Kelly right now in the conservative news channel’s prime-time lineup, which now features Tucker Carlson at 8 EDT, Sean Hannity at 9 and Laura Ingraham at 10.
“We are extremely happy with our entire line-up,” a spokesperson for Fox News stated.
Cold blooded! Anyway, the real tragedy in all this isn’t the degradation of intelligent discourse, the greed of the networks, rampant misogyny, or racist trolling. No, it’s that we’ll never see the follow up to Megyn’s Shania Twain costume and “lip” “sync” from last Halloween.
I mean, imagine what she could have accomplished with a MAGA hat and a little bronzer!