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‘Chock-Full’ Of People ‘Actually Wearing Blackface’: Megyn Kelly Suggests NBC Has Double Standard On Blackface Rules

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Journalist Megyn Kelly suggested NBC News has a double standard on blackface rules Thursday. She alluded to the network airing numerous shows depicting actors wearing the makeup, but firing her for commenting on the topic in 2018.

Kelly was let go from the network after saying on-air that blackface was “OK when I was a kid as long as you were dressing like a character.” She apologized and said she was wrong, but was swiftly cut from NBC.

The former NBC News anchor called out NBC News on Thursday after yet another issue of blackface being shown on its network. Joseph A. Wulfsohn, a media reporter at Fox News, shared an article announcing that the streaming platform Hulu would be removing some episodes of “Scrubs” due to blackface.

“So it turns out that when Andy Lack said ‘there is no place on our air’ for my discussion of blackface, it was b/c NBC was already chalk-full of shows and major stars actually wearing blackface … on the air … at NBC,” Kelly tweeted in response.

Kelly tweeted a second time about NBC News in response to her first comment, simply writing “Chock-full!”


Wulfsohn noted that “Scrubs,” which aired on NBC News for seven of its nine seasons, is not the first blackface incident that has resurfaced in 2020. NBC has also come under fire for depicting characters in blackface on “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” he wrote.

She previously called out the network on Tuesday after NBCUniversal and actress Tina Fey called for “30 Rock” blackface episodes to be pulled from streaming platforms.

“Wait – what network aired those episodes again?” Kelly tweeted. (RELATED: Howard Stern Addresses Blackface Sketch, Use Of N-Word After Old Video Resurfaces)