“Jimmy

Megyn Kelly lost her job on NBC for suggesting that wearing blackface was appropriate if it was part of a Halloween costume.

In her segment on politically correct Halloween costumes, Kelly responded to her co-host saying "Because you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface, or a Black person who puts on whiteface on Halloween. When I was a kid that was okay as long as you were dressing up like a character."

She also defended Real Housewives of New York cast member Luann de Lesseps who dressed as Diana Ross, whom she admires. Luann wore dark makeup and a wig to complete her costume.

"Who doesn't love Diana Ross?" said Kelly. "She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day. I don't know how that got racist on Halloween.”

Kelly was fired from her show following the public uproar over her comments.

Lester Holt

NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt covered the Megyn Kelly story last week. He discussed Kelly's "blackface" comments but he didn't mention whiteface -- and for good reason.

Mediate blog found a photo of Holt dressed up as British chanteuse Susan Boyle, who is Caucasian. Holt, who is mixed race, wears whiteface makeup, a wig and a dress for Halloween.

Then there is Jimmy Fallon, whose running skits as former Utah Jazz NBA star Karl Malone and comedian Chris Tucker, both of whom are Black, drew big laughs. Fallon, who is white, didn't just wear blackface makeup, He also spoke "with a defined speech impediment" to suggest that Malone was less than intelligent.

Mediate called out NBC for its hypocrisy in firing Kelly for just talking about blackface Halloween costumes -- while two of the network's biggest stars actually dressed up as someone of a different race.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5406a067d89d1924f4f9967857b7ca15a701e44524df7514659efb170810c224.gif It's about to be one of them days ..... chile .... ya'll have a good one

  • cpatterson_22

    So called republicans had a picture of Joy Behar going around twitter accusing her of wearing blackface, when it was actually just a normal picture of her as a teenager.

  • Appplesauce

    MK is about to get Lester’s job. NBC is not about to let that bobble head walk out the door with 69M. A shakeup is coming they just needed to prep people first.

  • iWasteTime

    umm
    So where is the Jimmy Fallon pic to compare?
    Who don't know their Jimmy's?!?
    also
    45 called himself a nationalist and all hell broke out. Let's not forget that!

  • Elevated Soul

    Remember....Liberals can get away with being really really racist. Conservatives can be perceived racist even when they are not and will deal with hella repercussions.

    Democrats love to project their racism on others and they make hella excuses for their very real racism.

  • Solstice

    Auntie Sandra?!? You have a pic of Jimmy Kimmel. Not Jimmy Fallon. So which one is it? ?

  • Solstice

    Right! That’s s picture of Jimmy Kimmel.

  • iWasteTime

    Hey SolSister!
    I'm not condoning it but let's hate on the right folk.. lol

  • FukkFolks2018
  • FukkFolks2018

    Its both of them.

  • Scromes1212

    The liberal media set there self up for this stuff smh don't throw stones in a glass house

  • xenaD

    White face?? ???

  • Phillybruh

    They ain't about to give her all that money...lol

  • Soda

    But how long ago did either one do this, before the #metoo movement blew up? I don't think they'd be dumb enough to do it now. Lester really didn't need whiteface.

  • Scromes1212

    So it's ok when people you like do it? Smh this is the problem

  • Dowoop

    I guess any Jimmy will do... Lol

  • Phillybruh

    They were looking for a reason to fire her and she gave it too them. Leave Lester alone and Bring back Tamron...lol

  • Solstice

    Hey!!! ?? Right!!

  • Solstice

    Ok. Thank you girl. I misread! ??

  • Soda

    Stop trying to make everything political.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Umm Sandra...thats Jimmy Kimmel up top not Jimmy Fallon....

  • Solstice

    LOLOLOL ?

  • Scromes1212

    Did you read the post? This is political

  • Soda

    Where?

  • iWasteTime

    Damn and on such a grand platform
    ... smh !!
    Thank you for the extra info

  • Phillybruh

    Now will they like Megan defend it or will they say it was done in poor taste. Lester's I don't see the issue.

  • Scromes1212

    Kelly is conservative. The post is implying that if she were liberal she wouldn't have lost her job.

  • FukkFolks2018

    It is never okay. However if its still happening in 2018 and you dont know WHY its an issue...THAT is the issue. What I read they did it long ago. 1999 literally into the 2000. If they were still doing blackface today, didnt know WHY it was wrong... then it would be an issue. Im not gonna stop watching The Roots on Fallon. Just like I didnt stop drinking Pepsi, shopping at H & M OR using DOVE or SHEA MOISTURE PRODUCTS.

  • Solstice

    I don’t think that was her intention. She wasn’t giving anyone a pass and neither was I. But the pic on the left was Kimmel. I believe the pic on the right is Fallon. I know I questioned which one is it? It’s not ok for either Jimmy’s in my book.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Meghan Kelly has been making racist comments long before the blackface fiasco. I have no sympathy for her. She got what she deserved. Shrugs...

  • Solstice

    Thanks!! I had no idea.

  • sunni_daze

    I see nothing wrong with SNL, they were being equally offensive. I also don't watch SNL. SO my opinion holds no water.

  • Soda

    Okay, now I see! I'm supposed to read between the lines to get the implications. Got it. ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Malone was less than intelligent
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Maybe not less than intelligent but for sure an ayshole. I hate Karl Malone.

    http://www.espn.com/espn/page2/story?page=hill/080507

  • Guest

    That is not Jimmy Fallon.

  • iWasteTime

    Jimmy Fallon was on TBC, I wonder if CTG and 'em asked him about this.

    You see how they turn on each other though, to save racism... lol
    Neither of these shows Black folk really messed with so we didn't know and now 18 and 15 years later, here it is, front and center.

  • cherrypie

    But why is there a picture of Jimmy Kimmel up there????

  • C Mack

    Take the Jimmy Kimmel pic down, guh!

  • C Mack

    The one on the right (the pic that matters) is. Jimmy Kimmel still bout to sue Sandy lol

  • Sassie

    This is just getting stupid now.

  • Sassie

    I was wondering the same thing *confused*

  • shalynneb1

    I have lost all respect for him. How do you treat your own child like that???

  • Scromes1212

    You been here long enough to know that lol come on now.

  • Rayne

    Ain’t that kimmel? They all look alike tho ?

  • Renee26

    ? she said all yt pepo look alike

  • Soda

    Did you read her reply? You're always so quick to ask someone else the question, so where's your comprehension?

  • Soon2BWife

    That’s what is wrong with our issues it is no absolutes and it should be. We give passes to certain people wearing black face and we give passes to certain people if they use the word n*^*!. We call ourselves the N word. Do you hear other races debating or “taking back” the racial epithets hurled against them: k#*#, wet****, sp##, wo#, etc. Heck, I pause everytime I have to say I am black, I mean African American. Not sure which one to use when. Smh!

    Don’t wear black face PERIOD and this includes Robert Downey Jr. (even though it was hilarious) or even when paying homage just dress as the person, we get the point without the face paint!

  • Anonymouse

    What racist comments has she made before?

  • KLove

    More liberal hypocrisy...nothing to see here folks LOL

  • Scromes1212

    I made my comment before she replied to someone else lol that's how this works, right? Someone makes a comment then you reply smh

  • No Love Lost

    Come on Sandra, what's going on with all this propaganda you put into your post? You're becoming the National Inquirer of urban blogs lol.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    byeeeeeee.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly smh I don't feel sorry for her cause she got away with a 69 million dollar finesse but she ain't no racist

  • Quitedeliteful

    Google meghan kellys racist remarks. Lots of dumb shyt she has said comes up...

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    NBC used the black face stuff as a scapegoat. Megyn's show wasn't doing well and hadn't ever performed as expected. They wanted her out.

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    Right! LOL

  • Alextra Ballard

    To my understanding,nobidy like her

  • Kimocha

    But that's a pic of Jimmy Kimmel....Not Jimmy Fallon.

  • TransMichelle

    I don't see why anybody would be surprised. The liberal libtard are consistently two faced.
    Joy Behar supports #METOO and sexual harrassement against women
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f05250d554858d965637fddae413f51d4f52cc9b0a927e41d5af6e12e4b5ccd.jpg
    Whoopi with her x-man in black face
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d410fced969348467431545b8b48f3bf406083af062b32fc4e64c1c26c8aa70d.jpg

  • Alextra Ballard

    Le sigh...where is this going?

  • Reenaface

    I think that Megyn Kelly was looking for the exit door and took the opportunity by bringing up a polarizing conversation revovling around race. It not only ruffled feathers but left NBC having to buy her out of her contract. She should skip to her Lou back to Fox news and stay there. She sucked bad at being a faux liberal anyway.

  • Rmxx

    It's all about Intent. He wasn't intentionally doing it to be a racist @$$hole there's a difference.

  • hottlanta

    They forgot about the waynons movie white girls n take bing cosby Frank Sinatra off the entertainer list bcas they wore blackface as well since they going round the world 2 prove that Megan was treated unfairly. Poor baby walking away with millions n folks still trying 2 defend her. White privilege working again.

  • LeeSeeCee

    Megan said what she said THIS YEAR. Why are people finding photos that are a decade old in regards to what the woman said THIS YEAR? So NBC can't evolve from past mistakes. Everybody trying to save a bish that don't freaking care about any of this?? White. Female. Privilege. At. It's. Finest.
    My goodness, let her take her 'L' and her $69M bag and move along. Attempting to justify WHY she said something so dumb and frankly should've been beneath her intelligence level, was so last week when it mattered. She wanted higher ratings and wanted to be provocative with her all white panel discussing race and then her mea culpa with a black panel and black audience. What she got were folks that are freaking TIRED of the same old retread of the same old dumb, racist sh*t. I do not feel bad for Megan one stinking iota. She decided to skate along the edge and her azz got cut.
    Again. White. Female. Privilege. At. It's. Finest. $69M bag. WTF ever..

  • TransMichelle

    You right, Hillary just recently made a comment that "they all look alike" and the main stream media is silent. It's the Demoncrats that are the real racist.

    https://youtu.be/Xo6qBq5u3qM?t=87

  • Yoni7

    Word to EVERYBODY......JUST DON'T DO IT!

  • BloodBlood

    Don't come for Fallon I love his show don't force me to watch Kimmel

  • Solstice

    Never was a Karl Malone fan. I’m glad his “outside” ? children survived AND thrived despite his absence in their lives. ???. He’s an @sshole

  • FukkFolks2018

    You peep who wrote that story?

    One Jemele Hill.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I never respected his black cowboy Mormon ays.

  • TransMichelle

    While the main stream media keeps mess going this is just in.
    Trump To Remove Birthright Citizenship For Children Of Non-Citizens Prompts Constitutional Uproar:
    "President Trump is planning to sign an executive order ending the automatic right to citizenship for children of noncitizens and illegal immigrants born in the US. Trump's statement prompted a Constitutional panic on Twitter. While Trump was ambiguous on the subject, it is likely that the children of legal immigrants who have attained US citizenship will be unaffected by the planned policy order.(Which makes sense if they are citizens)
    The Donald is turning this mofo out and doing as he promised. He's not a corrupt globalist like Odumba who loved the hoards of illegals and encouraged them into this country. Odumba was speaking to only a couple hundred people while The Donald draws in thousands upon thousands. The Donald is our first real president that is for America in years.

  • Solstice

    Yes ma’am ? I indeed caught that! ?

  • Miss Thang

    I'm so distracted by Jimmy Fallon's deviated septum in that picture.

  • Elevated Soul

    Killary's words don't shock me in the least. She has had ties and admired several racists and she is as fake as she wants to be.

  • MsPam

    Black folks are not going say anything about Fallon because he’s invited to the cookout. Black folks need to be like the Native Americans was to Elizabeth Warren.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I don't have a problem with either one. It was tastefully done without malice.

  • KcoolMuziq

    #TEAMFALLON

  • NorthDeKalb

    Jimmy Fallon is one of the cohosts of the cookout so you’re absolutely right. Meghan Kelly’s true position, based on other comments, is clear so of course people aren’t going use the same barometer to judge her as they would Jimmy Fallon. But I agree that a double standard shouldn’t exist - if it’s offensive here, it should be just as offensive there, but it’s difficult to erase a person’s documented history.

  • Ryan

    Y'all miserable fools stay reaching! Take the L and move on!! Focus on your Nazi leader threatening to make changes to the Constitution of the United States the week before an election to draw out every toothless xenophobic redneck to vote!

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder black face

    Jimmy Fallon Karl Malon black face

    https://youtu.be/SDwj1Gn1fZc.

    https://youtu.be/5aPbefau2Zc

  • Bashi22

    Double standard however they did really want Megyn out because she’s not making her company big money

  • shalynneb1

    ????.

  • NorthDeKalb

    To be clear, Megyn Kelly’s abysmal ratings sealed her exit, not any blackface comment.

  • Karen Brady

    every toothless xenophobic redneck *hot tears*

  • ClaireHuxtable

    That's why I don't use the N-word. It's not a term of endearment to me.
    I don't want anybody around me, B, W, A or H, thinking it's ok to call me that.

  • CocoBabe88

    Both are really good costumes. I wouldn’t consider either black or white face. And I think that’s just Lester’s complexion lol.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    These are costumes, and clearly of a black person, or a white person. They are not minstral shows, of white people with black paint, to clearly mock black people. MK ratings were terrible, and she has said more racially charged things, so she should be fired!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    "beneath her intelligence level"
    That's where I have the problem. Her acting like she's brand new. She knows better.
    Get outta here! Go home and raise your children to be decent human beings in this world.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Exxactly.

  • Dreadboi

    Dosen't matter if one gets fired all get fired ratings r not..she spoke they acted.. I'd sue NBC if I was her and I don't like the chick..

  • ClaireHuxtable

    He's a busy boy. I guess the grandson of S@tan needs no sleep.

  • Dreadboi

    These comments are beyond sad.. You folks stay riding for folks who make fun of your "culture" but want to raise hell over lies and smears aganist those who seek to help you out in the grand scheme of life..

  • ImWoke

    MK was given more opportunities then most to articulate her statements in a no offensive manner, but she continued to say things to disrespect and belittle a certain race, so she was terminated. She’ll probably secure a position with the Trump administration.

  • the guest

    Native Americans don't play.

  • NorthDeKalb

    She was already in talks to exit The Today Show for a different role within the network before this even happened. It’s about the numbers, she was already on skates.

  • Trace da Ace

    nerp....aint got time for this...see yall next post

  • RachelW

    it's not a big deal as long as its done right..... And the person you are portraying is not being made fun of.... We gotta stop being so sensitive and pick our battles... There is a difference between doing blackface and having harmless fun without offending. We know when the line has been crossed

  • Dreadboi

    If that was the case she would've been suspended for a couple weeks then reassigned..

  • NorthDeKalb

    But it actually WAS the case. If you don’t realize networks care more about numbers than comments that don’t go over well, then you’re kidding yourself. Bill Mayer actually said “house nig*er” on air and where is he? Still headlining his show right? Why do you think that is????

  • Yardgirl

    Lester's costume was part of the Today Show's annual tradition of dressing up as characters for the morning show. Higher Ups signed off on it so major lawsuit if they try to fire him.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Take that threat with a grain of salt....No President can unilaterally alter, rewrite, or amend the Constitution. NO EXECUTIVE ORDER CAN OVERRIDE THE CONSTITUTION... Trump is just firing up his base.

  • Li-Wright

    Personally, I think this whole Megyn Kelly "blackface" is just a red herring and an excuse to get rid of her. She didn't fit in with the NBC journalism setting. She just didn't and she didn't do good in the ratings. I have no problem with white people in blackface, as long as its comedic and not buffoonery. Black people do white face all the time in comedy scenes. Does anybody remember the Wayans in White Chicks. Didn't they put on whiteface?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I don't like Kimmel either. I find Fallon to be more universal, where as Kimmel appeal more to white middle America

  • Li-Wright

    I think Megyn was on her way out anyway. There was gossip about NBC not being happy with her.

  • dru and neil

    Uh I don’t know if that was white face on Lester Holt, he’s white himself.

  • Kita Williams

    i was just about to say!!! nd he mixed race he can do both LOL

  • Elevated Soul

    President Trump is doing the d@mn thing!

    Birthright was specifically for freed slaves and their descendants. Being born to an illegal alien who is in America illegally is not a birthright.

    Many Black people have been brainwashed to believe that the concerns of Black America, are only realized when mentioned by name but curtailing illegal imigration help Black people more than anybody.

    This is why I vote policy not politics.

  • imright

    awwwwww damn Jimmy ????????????????????

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Uh oh...

  • jayroe44

    As long as white people aren't making fun of all black people as a RACE, I personally don't care. I don't have an issue with white people dressing up and tanning/painting their faces like a particular person to portray them realistically. I didn't have an issue with Zoe Saldana wearing darker make up to portray Nina Simone...the makeup just looked REALLY bad lol. Meghan Kelly brought too many of her own opinions to discussions like, "Jesus is definitely white!" That's when people including myself were beyond done with her. I try my best to be unbiased as possible, with that in mind... I wonder how white people feel about the movie "White Chicks?"

  • Nikki

    Girl she about died when they wanted black Santa.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Maybe she can crawl back to Fox...

  • Dun Dilly

    CALL em ALL out!

  • 1BlueStar

    Oh boy....

  • Rhondalousey

    I did,.

  • speakinmymind

    Exactly! Sandra knows better.

  • speakinmymind

    Robert Downey, Jr., Jimmy Fallon, etc. were not in blackface. Please google images of blackface and read up on it.

  • speakinmymind

    Robert Downey, Jr., Jimmy Fallon, etc. were not in blackface. Please google images of blackface and read up on it.

  • BloodBlood

    Exactly

  • TheOwley

    You are 100% right about the firing, they were looking for a reason. It's called selective outrage. Either all is bad or all is OK. Megyn has herself a possible lawsuit. The only factor on that movie (White Chicks) would be if NBC made the film. Jimmy Kimmel did Moses Malone black face but he works for ABC.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Lol they both did black face see my post

  • Nowaylady

    Maybe not NBC on Jimmy Kimmel but the "public" was "so offended" and "so outraged" at the question of "is it racist" that Kimmel should be canned and banned immediately as his was more than a question

  • Nowaylady

    I can't stand her but dang if I don't almost have her back on this one

  • Solstice

    Thank you! Will do! ??

  • Christian Palmer

    We don't live in a time when the vast majority of Americans would know minstrel shows existed if people didn't keep bringing them up. The same goes with Amos n' Andy. I was born in 1973; that show wasn't even in reruns anymore when I was growing up. If you're not making fun of someone specifically for being of a certain race, who cares if you use makeup? Michael Jackson purposefully lightened his skin. Gasp! Racist! George Hamilton alone uses more skin-darkening products than most small cities. The horror! My daughter, half Native American and half Mexican, once said, "All the girls at school spend all this money so they can have beautiful skin like mine." Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

  • Christian Palmer

    I imagine Jesus looked like a modern day Palestinian or Mizrachim Jew. He probably had a good tan going, what with all the preaching outdoors. When Christianity became more popular in Europe, they portrayed Him to look like them. Siddhartha Gautama was from India, but Chinese statues always make him look very, very Chinese. It's the same principle. (Although the Buddha statues always give him huge earlobes, which is interesting.)

  • PinkMonkey

    Lol ? “preaching outdoors”

  • PinkMonkey

    It ain’t what you do it’s how you do it.