Later, 47-year-old Kelly doubled down by bringing up Real Housewives of NY cast member Luann de Lesseps, who faced backlash in April when, during the Bravo show's 10th season premiere, she attended a Halloween party dressed as legendary singer Diana Ross and sported noticeably darker skin. "I don't know how that got racist on Halloween". "If she really wanted to look like Diana Ross, she should have dressed like Michael Jackson", Rivers added, proving comedy to be a gene perhaps not passed down from her mother Joan.
For the record, this isn't the first time Kelly has come under fire for racially insensitive remarks she's made while on the air.
"I haven't seen it, but it sounds a little racist to me", Soboroff said.
Jenna Bush hager then chimed in, adding: 'Me too'.
"But what is racist?"
"Because 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", she said.
'That was okay when I was a kid, as long as you were dressing like a character'.
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Kelly said, "What is racist?"
The thesis was later rebuked by none other than the star of "Black Panther", Chadwick Boseman, who found the concept of white children dressing up as a black superhero endearing.
The Top Chef host then chose to educate Kelly herself, writing: 'Because @megynkelly: minstrelsy is the basis for the coining of the term "Jim Crow" laws which served to humiliate & target Black Americans.
She continued, "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".
UPDATE 3:49 P.M. EST: Megyn clearly got the message she was in the wrong as she felt compelled to write an apology. In the email, she says that she meant to suggest blackface "seemed okay if done as part of this holiday where people have the chance to make themselves look like others", going on to say "I realize now that such behavior is indeed wrong, and I am sorry".
"I can not believe the ignorance on this in 2018". "You are on national television. Blackface was NOT okay when we were kids", he wrote, appearing to refer to backlash he received for wanting to dress as black comedian Nipsey Russell.
"Jesus was a white man, too". Melissa Rivers tried pulling the old "Whatever happened to polite society?" line (ignoring the fact that it's people Megyn Kelly that get to decide what those norms look like), using Nazis as an example of something "normal" people would just inherently know not to dress up as.