Megyn Kelly wonders what the big deal is about blackface pic.twitter.com/07yvYDuAYe— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) October 23, 2018
Apparently, Meghan Kelly is still on TV. That was news to me. This completely tone-deaf exchange happened Tuesday morning. None of the four mentioned the particular history of blackface in America. But even so, why would she question the offensiveness of a costume that she knows darn well is used even today to mock people? Kelly later issued an apology.
"I realize now that such behavior is indeed wrong, and I am sorry. The history of blackface in our culture is abhorrent; the wounds too deep."That sentence tells us that Kelly got schooled about the history of blackface sometime between the broadcast and the apology. You'd think a journalist would try to be up on such things. (via The Root)