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Megyn Kelly Defends Blackface for a Halloween Costume: 'I Don't Know How That Got Racist on Halloween'

Megyn Kelly Defends Blackface for a Halloween Costume: 'I Don't Know How That Got Racist on Halloween'

Megyn Kelly made some extremely controversial comments about doing blackface for a Halloween costume.

“I have to give you a fair warning, I’m a little fired up about Halloween costumes this morning. I mean, truly, political correctness has gone amok. There are strict rules on what you may and may not wear by someone who thinks is the boss of you,” the Today show host said. “Isn’t the whole purpose of Halloween to dress up and pretend you’re someone other than yourself? I feel like it’s so absurd. Who comes up with these rules?”

“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. Back when I was a kid, that was OK just as long as you were dressing as a character,” she added.

“There was a controversy on The Real Housewives of New York with Luann, as she dressed as Diana Ross and she made her skin look darker than it really is. People said that that was racist! And I don’t know, like, I thought, like, ‘Who doesn’t love Diana Ross?’ She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day. I don’t know how that got racist on Halloween. It’s not like she’s walking around [wearing blackface] in general.”

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