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Megyn Kelly begs for privacy following blackface scandal: ‘This is not right’

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Megyn Kelly begs for privacy following blackface scandal: ‘This is not right’


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Megyn Kelly’s hour of “Today” was canceled amidst the host’s controversial comments about blackface.
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Megyn Kelly is imploring the press — and one media outlet in particular — to leave her children alone.

In a pair of tweets Wednesday, Kelly described how the paparazzi has been stationed outside her home, accusing the Daily Mail of crossing a line by photographing her husband inside their home and recording her 7-year-old daughter, Yardley, at her school.

“For a week paparazzi has been lurking outside my home day & nite (sic),” she tweeted. “Finally today I took my kids to school. I went out alone 1st, offered them donuts &begged them to just take their pic of me & to leave my kids alone when they emerged. All were nice. Except the Dailymail…”

“The DailyMail 1st published photos of my (husband) IN OUR HOME & then *did* (photograph) my kids, trailed us to my daughter’s school, & secretly videotaped my 7-yr-old child (her classmates too) & posted it,” she continued. “THIS IS NOT RIGHT.”

USA TODAY has reached out to the Daily Mail for comment regarding Kelly’s tweets.

Kelly’s tweets are the latest update in a punishing week for the NBC host, whose “Megyn Kelly Today” show was axed after she seemingly defended blackface Halloween costumes on her Oct. 23 episode.

More: Megyn Kelly will not return to NBC’s ‘Today’ show following blackface controversy

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On Friday, NBC announced that “Megyn Kelly Today” would not be returning, and that NBC’s 9 a.m. hour would be hosted by other “Today” show co-anchors.

Attorney Bryan Freedman, who represents Kelly, told the Associated Press Friday afternoon that she remains an employee of NBC News and negotiations about “next steps” are ongoing.

NBC and Kelly’s lawyer did not immediately return USA TODAY’s requests for more information. 

Controversy brewed after Kelly claimed that “blackface” and “white face” costumes were “OK when I was a kid as long as you were dressing like a character” during the Oct. 23 episode’s roundtable discussion.

Kelly apologized the next day on-air, saying that she “has never been a PC kind of person” but learned from the uproar over her statements that “it is not OK for (blackface) to be part of any costume, Halloween or otherwise.”

A new Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult survey published Tuesday found that nearly half of the 2,201 adults polled felt that NBC’s decision to cancel “Megyn Kelly Today” was “too harsh of a consequence.”

Survey: NBC’s canceling of ‘Megyn Kelly Today’ is ‘too harsh’ after blackface comments

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