“TODAY” show host Morgan Radford tried to spin fellow host Megyn Kelly’s support of wearing blackface on Halloween.
Radford tried to spin Kelly’s public racist remark as a positive thing that had suddenly given them the opportunity to open up conversations about racial relations:
This learning moment really gifted us the opportunity to have this conversation in a public discourse. We now have the courage, we have the platform to have conversations like this even when they’re uncomfortable as we can see they are still necessary.
Co-host Savannah Guthrie reminded viewers that Kelly was her colleague at NBC News, but co-host Al Roker was a bit tougher on Kelly, who has a long history of racist remarks:
While she apologized to the staff, she owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country because this is a history going back to the 1830s. Minstrel shows to demean and denigrate a race wasn’t right.