Megyn Kelly‘s horrible rant that made light of blackface on Tuesday had folks on Twitter looking at her—and her advertisers—sideways once again. Now, her advertisers are facing a boycott and may have to brace themselves for losing big money.
The question, undoubtedly, is will any of NBC and Kelly’s financial backers pull out after her latest tone-deaf, racially offensive move. It’s a fair question, especially given the former Fox News anchor’s history of sunken place comments, NBC’s controversial decision to bring her on in a move forcing Tamron Hall‘s exit and Kelly’s low ratings.
The broadcast network counts companies such as Allstate, Dell, Crest, Geico, Salonpas, Chubb North America, Ameriprise Financial, Liberty Mutual and Progressive Insurance as advertisers.
Perhaps the well-paid Kelly, with the backlash growing against her, sensed that her advertisers were upset and publicly issued a weak apology to save herself. Perhaps she also was reminded of the consequences of her past missteps.
Last June, JPMorgan Chase pulled its ads from NBC following Kelly’s interview with Infowars founder Alex Jones, Forbes reported. Kelly, who was hosting her Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly program for the network after leaving Fox News, sparked major controversy with the decision to sit with Jones, a far-right radio host and writer. The JPMorgan’s chief marketing officer, Kristin Lemkau, tweeted that she was “repulsed” Kelly would give airtime to Jones.
With more than a year at NBC, Kelly is still considered a failing bet for the network, social media users have said. Time will tell if Kelly will soon get her walking papers.
Megyn Kelly Wonders What's Wrong With Blackface. The Internet Let Her Know
1. Don't forget how NBC treated Tamron Hall and Al Roker1 of 16
2. Disbelief2 of 16
3. White privilege3 of 16
4. No one told Megyn Kelly she was wrong4 of 16
5. Honest thoughts5 of 16
6. Religious take6 of 16
7. Ridicule7 of 16
8. Blame in on Trump8 of 16
9. This is par for the course for Megyn Kelly9 of 16
10. Sarcasm10 of 16
11. The apologetic Black person chimes in11 of 16
12. Humor12 of 16
13. Megyn Kelly: White people are "normal people"13 of 16
14. Black folks' collective side-eye14 of 16
15. A history lesson15 of 16
16. The irony16 of 16
Game Over? Megyn Kelly’s Advertisers Targeted After Her Disgraceful Blackface Rant was originally published on newsone.com