NBC Nightly News Covers Megyn Kelly Blackface Comments: Not First Time She’s ‘Come Under Fire for Comments About Race’

NBC Nightly News covered some in-house controversy tonight with the comments Megyn Kelly made this morning about blackface.

In a segment on political correctness regarding Halloween costumes, Kelly asked what’s wrong with blackface in the context of a Halloween costume.

She later apologized in a statement saying, “I’ve never been a ‘pc’ kind of person — but I understand that we do need to be more sensitive in this day and age. Particularly on race and ethnicity issues which, far from being healed, have been exacerbated in our politics over the past year.”

Tonight NBC Nightly News not only showed Kelly’s comments and her apology, but they brought up criticism she got from Padma Lakshmi and noted, “This isn’t the first time Kelly has come under fire for comments about race.”

And then they showed the “Santa is white” clip.

Watch above, via NBC.

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