Megyn Kelly flaunts a new short haircut on a rare outing, looking forward to ‘new beginnings’
The news anchor couldn’t wait for the New Year to bring a new start for her following a difficult professional year, and she appeared with a makeover in the streets of New York City in high spirits.
48-year-old journalist Megyn Kelly was happy to flaunt her recent shorter hair look with the paparazzi’s in a December 12 outing with her 47-year-old husband Douglas Blunt, marking one of the few times she’s seen in public since October.
Kelly’s role in NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today” was terminated roughly two months ago following controversial comments about blackface, even after she apologized, and all she wants to do now is look forward and move on.
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"I got it chopped! You know, it's like coming on the new year. New beginnings," Kelly told a paparazzo who went on to ask her if she had donated her clippings to a charitable organization.
"I didn't have enough to donate, no. Please! I couldn't spare it. I had about one inch to go," a smiling Kelly added.
As USA Today has pointed out, the look that Kelly is wearing today is very similar for how she looked in 2016, a time when she was still on top and never expected such a big backlash from an on-air Halloween-themed conversation.
REMEMBERING BETTER TIMES
This might be a way for Kelly to “hit the rewind button” to go back to before she decided to leave the Fox network to join NBC in January 2017, a job that was destined to be short-lived.
Although she was immediately sent off the air, the details of her exit package with NBC are still being defined, and it is a necessary step she has to make in order to start over fresh.
COMPENSATION AND A POSSIBLE RETURN TO TV
While some people believe justice was made with the network’s decision to sever ties with Kelly, and others feel sorry for her, she might end up receiving more than $30 million in compensation for her forced exit.
Meanwhile, she is reportedly getting ready to return to the TV screen, according to a source close to her.
“This is far from the end of her TV career — in the Trump era, there are few broadcasters like her. Megyn would likely take a short break from TV and return to cable news ahead of the 2020 election,” an insider told Page Six.
WHITEFACE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST AL ROKER
Kelly was not the only member of “Today” who faced criticism over what others see as racist behavior or thinking during the Halloween celebrations.
About a week after Kelly’s unfortunate remarks regarding blackface, her former colleague, NBC’s weatherman Al Roker, was in the eye of the storm after social media users accused him of doing “whiteface.”
This responded to Roker, a black man, dressing as “Back to the Future’s” Doc Brown, a white character, which was mistakenly considered whiteface by some people.
Nevertheless, 64-year-old Roker told his critics off by explaining that dressing up as a character of another ethnicity is not offensive if you don’t paint your skin.
“I can be Doc Brown, and I wear the outfit and wig and not change my skin color if you’re white, you can be President Obama if you want. Just don’t color your skin!” tweeted Roker, who didn’t face any consequences on his job over the incident.