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Apol­ogy not ac­cepted: Af­ter de­fend­ing the use of black­face in Hal­loween cos­tumes dur­ing a round­table dis­cus­sion, Megyn Kelly of­fered an emo­tional mea culpa for her racially in­sen­si­tive re­marks the next day. “I want to be­gin with two words: I’m sorry,” the for­mer Fox News host, 47, said through tears on Oct. 24. But the on-air apol­ogy did lit-

Af­ter Megyn was taken off the air, “no­body seemed to miss her,” says a spy. “When Matt Lauer was fired, peo­ple were cry­ing!”

tle to save her or her morn­ing show from the chop­ping block. Af­ter cast mem­bers from House of Cards can­celed their sched­uled ap­pear­ance on the show, NBC an­nounced they would be air­ing re­runs of Megyn Kelly To­day for the rest of the week, with in­dus­try in­sid­ers spec­u­lat­ing that Megyn may never re­turn to the air­waves. “In a mat­ter of days, she’s be­come one of the most hated TV per­son­al­i­ties in Amer­ica,” an in­sider tells Life & Style. “Ev­ery­one at NBC wants her gone.” But she’s not go­ing to go quiet- ly. Megyn, who signed a three-year, $69 mil­lion con­tract in 2017, has re­port­edly hired pit­bull at­tor­ney Bryan Freed­man to dis­cuss her job sta­tus at the net­work, in­di­cat­ing the news an­chor may be gear­ing up for a nasty fight. But it’s one NBC ex­ecs are will­ing to en­gage in. “No PR agency wants to book their big-name ta­lent on Megyn’s show,” notes an in­sider. “If NBC is los­ing rev­enue and ad­ver­tis­ing dol­lars be­cause of some­thing Megyn did, they can cut her loose. This may be it for Megyn at NBC.”

“While she apol­o­gized to the staff, she owes a big­ger apol­ogy to folks of color around the coun­try,” fel­low To­day host Al Roker said on Oct. 24, a day af­ter Megyn made her in­flam­ma­tory com­ments (left).

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