After NBC announced “Megyn Kelly Today” had been cancelled in light of its host’s controversial defense of blackface, one former “Today” host took aim at Kelly while presenting a third veteran of the show with an award this week.
“Tamron, you have a new talk show coming,” Soledad O’Brien said to recipient Tamron Hall, who previously hosted — with higher ratings — the same hour of programming assumed by Kelly upon moving to NBC from Fox News.
“But didn’t you used to do a show … the ‘Today’ show, right?” O’Brien continued. “And how were those ratings?”
She went on to make a more direct reference to the controversy without mentioning Kelly by name.
“And your feelings on blackface?” she asked. “Yes or no?”