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)
“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.