Megyn Kelly No Longer With Talent Agency Following ‘Blackface’ Comments

Amber Athey White House Correspondent

Talent agency CAA is no longer representing Megyn Kelly after she recently made some controversial remarks about “blackface” on her NBC morning show.

CAA declined to name a reason for Kelly’s departure from the agency, but a source told The Hollywood Reporter in a post published Wednesday that Kelly left because CAA also represents NBC President Noah Oppenheim.

Kelly also hired Bryan Freedman, a top Hollywood talent lawyer, on Wednesday, suggesting she may be preparing to negotiate an exit from NBC. (RELATED: Megyn Kelly’s Show Is Ending)

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA – OCTOBER 02: Megyn Kelly speaks onstage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2018 at Ritz Carlton Hotel on October 2, 2018 in Laguna Niguel, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Fortune)

Kelly was eviscerated on Tuesday after she asserted on “Megyn Kelly Today” that Halloween costumes featuring blackface were acceptable when she was a child.

“What is racist?””Kelly said. “You do 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. Like back when I was a kid it was okay if you were dressing up as a character.”


The host apologized to her colleagues in a company email later that day and apologized publicly on her show the following morning. (RELATED: Megyn Kelly Has Now Apologized For Blackface, White Santa, And Fat-Shaming)

Nevertheless, reports say her show will be ending imminently. NBC will air pre-taped episodes for the remainder of this week rather than have Kelly host a live show.

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