Breaking News: Megyn Kelly Apologizes For Suggesting That Blackface Is Acceptable As a Halloween Costume

Megyn Kelly poses on the set of her new show, “Megyn Kelly Today” at NBC Studios on Thursday, Sept, 21, 2017, in New York.

(NEW YORK) — NBC’s Megyn Kelly swiftly apologized Tuesday for a morning show segment that questioned why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong.

Following a social media backlash, Kelly wrote in an email to NBC News colleagues that she realized such behavior is wrong, that the history of blackface in culture is abhorrent.

On her morning show, the 47-year-old news host said that dressing up in blackface was OK when she was a kid as long as you were impersonating a character.