Friday, a showdown will take place between Megyn Kelly’s powerful attorneys and the heads of NBC because she is demanding a $69 million check to exit the network quietly.
Kelly, the queen of controversy and former Fox News darling, was axed after making insensitive comments about the use of blackface.
In a rather bizarre move, Kelly has requested that journalist Ronan Farrow, the man behind some of the most-talked-about pieces and interviews related to the #MeToo movement, be present during the exit talks.
Kelly had a long list of enemies, and many of them wasted no time to pile on after it was revealed that her show was canceled.
Kirsten Powers, who worked as a contributor at Fox News Channel and appeared on Kelly’s talk show, penned an op-ed reminding the world of her former colleague’s racist past.
Powers wrote: “Megyn Kelly said something racist,” should not be a surprising sentence to anyone. After defending blackface, she is reportedly on her way out of the Today show, where she anchors the third hour, and perhaps of NBC altogether. But the original sin was that Kelly was hired by NBC at all.”
She went on to say: “Kelly had a long track record of racial demagoguery at Fox News before she ever set foot in the NBC studios. It would be different if she had come to terms with her own racial animus and worked to overcome it and make amends with the communities she had harmed. But NBC hired an unrepentant Kelly, who spoke with pride of all her work at Fox News.”
Powers also stated: “One of my craziest on-air experiences debating a conservative — a very high bar — involved Kelly yelling at me on live television for nearly 10 minutes for disagreeing that the “New Black Panthers” were a threat to Good People Everywhere.”
CNN’s Don Lemon joined Chris Cuomo to tear into Kelly and also took the opportunity to call out the NBC executives who dumped Al Roker and Tamron Hall and hired her.
Lemon said: “She made some mistakes, and now she’s suffering the consequences of those mistakes. But I also think that it is partially the fault of the people who hired her because Megyn’s record, how she feels about things, she says she’s not PC. It’s there. All you have to do is do a Google search. And she’s very outspoken in her views and how she feels about things. They knew exactly what they were getting when they hired Megyn Kelly.”
He went on to reveal: “Now, that said, it doesn’t make up for the fact that she was unaware of the situation, and what she did was insensitive. I never said that it was racist. I won’t go that far. But she was just — she’s unaware of the history, and she said as much as that. So I think the management has to take some responsibility in it. She has to take some responsibility in it.”
Are surprised or not that Kelly was dumped?