“Controversy comments: US presenter Megyn Kelly to “Blackface”scandal fired”

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    The US star presenter Megyn Kelly (47) has to leave after a controversy over a “Blackface”comments, the TV channel NBC. Their Show, “Megyn Kelly Today,” will be discontinued, informed NBC in the night to Saturday.

    Kelly had spoken in the last week about Halloween costumes and said that it was in their youth in order for white people was, face paint black, “as long as you disguise yourself as a specific Person”.

    Many people have criticized this comment sharp, the so-called Blackface is viewed in the US as very racist. Kelly later apologized. After this broadcast from Tuesday, only records were gone.

    Kelly was only changed in the last year from the conservative channel Fox News win a valuable contract to the liberal NBC. During the presidential election campaign, she was about to become the United States, known, after the Republicans Donald Trump, she had violently offended.

    media experts suggest that the racism debate to Kelly the reason for the separation was only the tip of the iceberg. The ratings on the Kelly show on NBC were retarded from the very beginning, live up to expectations. In addition, it should have Reports of major clashes with the channel-guide at NBC News, including station chief Andrew lack, given. Paint was due to several scandals in the criticism of its handling of the abuse allegations against the film producer Harvey Weinstein.

    dpa

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