October 23, 2018 4:49 pm
Updated: October 25, 2018 6:13 pm

Megyn Kelly apologizes for asking why blackface Halloween costumes are wrong

"Today Show" host Megyn Kelly apologized on the air earlier this week for comments she made suggesting donning blackface was acceptable as long as you were honestly trying to imitate a real-life celebrity.

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Megyn Kelly is apologizing to her NBC News colleagues for questioning why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong.

She faced a swift backlash for her morning show segment on Tuesday and wrote later that she realized that such behavior is wrong. She says she’s never been a “PC” kind of person, but does understand that she needs to be more sensitive on issues of race and ethnicity.

WATCH: Megyn Kelly questions why dressing up in blackface for Halloween costume is wrong

Kelly had said on her show that when she was a kid dressing up in blackface was OK as long as you were impersonating a character.

She questioned why it had been considered racist when a television character darkened her skin for a Diana Ross costume, referring to a “The Real Housewives of New York” member.

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