Megyn Kelly Doesn't Get "What Is Racist" About Blackface For Halloween Costumes

Angelo Anderson
October 23, 2018

Megyn Kelly, who famously lost her sh*t over the idea that fictional character Santa Claus could possibly be black, has yet another awful take when it comes to costumes and black people.

Megyn Kelly says "blackface" is appropriate on Halloween so long as the costume is of an actual character or person, according to Business Insider. Rivers argued that "people who were raised in polite society wouldn't think that dressing as a Nazi was okay", and Kelly agreed, but rather than stop there, she chose to double down. "When I was a kid that was okay as long as you were dressing up like a character". "I thought, who doesn't love Diana Ross?". "Because you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface on Halloween".

Of course, no one on the panel tried to correct her, leaving her virtually unchecked for being so wildly inaccurate on such a well-documented topic. Take a look at what some how say is now an offensive costume, ' stated Kelly.

Below is but a brief sampling of the chorus of sarcastic responses that resonated across the Twittersphere.

Kelly wondered aloud during a conversation about universities putting pressure on students not to wear costumes that might be deemed offensive.

"In Slate, they have a piece on dot com, "Santa Claus should not be a white man anymore" and when I saw this headline, I kind of laughed and I said, 'Oh, this is so ridiculous, yet another person claiming it's racist to have a white Santa, '" she said. The Today host also came to the defense of Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps, who "made her skin look darker than it really is" to look like Diana Ross earlier this year and was criticized for being "racist". Jenna Bush Hager concurred with a simple, "Me too". "You are on national television".

"What is racist?" Megyn asked her co-hosts.

Heidi Moore weighed in by tweeting: 'I literally can not imagine a bigger nightmare than 4 white people in aggressively orange makeup trying to derive among themselves why blackface is offensive. You have a responsibility to educate yourself on social issues, Megyn Kelly.

'How do you revise it in the middle of the legacy in the story and change Santa from white to black?'

Topic number one involved the student union at Kent University in the United Kingdom who created a list of Halloween costumes that are offensive or inappropriate.

An exasperated Kelly then gave an example, saying: 'You're not allowed to dress like Harvey Weinstein'.

Kelly responded to that by saying: 'Yeah, but I don't want the University of Kent telling me I can't do it'.

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