Megyn Kelly Flames Joy Behar For Defending Blackface: ‘It Was An Homage’

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Megyn Kelly was quick to criticize “The View” host Joy Behar, who defended her own past use of blackface on Friday’s show.

Behar and co-host Sunny Hostin got into a shouting match with Republican Maryland congressional candidate Kim Klacik over Behar’s use of blackface, which she defended by saying, “The black community had my back. They know that that was not blackface. That was an homage.” (RELATED: ‘Are You Just Going To Scream Over Me?’: ‘The View’ Explodes When Kim Klacik Brings Up Joy Behar’s Adventures In Blackface)

Kelly, who was reportedly let go from NBC after posing a question about blackface and politically correct Halloween costumes, responded to Behar’s comments in a tweet.

“So… I’m pretty sure that saying skin tinting to look like a Black woman – even if meant to honor her -is not OK, & warning: could lead to serious backlash. In fact, just suggesting that intent is relevant could lead to pieces on GMA, all eve news, in the NYT, etc. We’ll see…” Kelly tweeted.

The comment that reportedly cost Kelly her job — in the context of a conversation about Halloween costumes — was as follows:

What is racist? 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.

Kelly has since launched her own media venture, “Devil May Care Media.”