MEAN GIRL MEGYN’S WORD EX­PLODES!

She may be banned from TV for keeps!

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AXED To­day host Megyn Kelly is headed for an emo­tional break­down, wor­ried friends fear! Sources tell GLOBE the brassy blonde has hit rock bot­tom since los­ing her gig and be­ing branded by net­work big shots as too mean for TV! Now Kelly is ter­ri­fied she’ll never get an­other on-air gig, pals dish.

“Megyn is a mess right now,” spills a source close to the em­bat­tled talk­ing head.

“She’s com­ing unglued be­cause she knows her name is mud.

“Her col­leagues at NBC have branded her toxic — and now no one wants to work with her! She’s ra­dioac­tive!”

Megyn’s ca­reer death spi­ral be­gan af­ter she de­fended us­ing “black­face” as a Hal­loween cos­tume dur­ing a To­day seg­ment on Oct. 22.

“But what is racist?” she asked an all-white panel dur­ing a dis­cus­sion about a univer­sity crack­down on of­fen­sive cos­tumes.

“Be­cause you do get in trou­ble if you are a white per­son who puts on black­face on Hal­loween, or a black per­son who puts on white­face for Hal­loween.

“Back when I was a kid that was OK, as long as you were dress­ing up as, like, a char­ac­ter.”

She added in­sult to in­jury by de­fend­ing re­al­ity TV star Luann de Lesseps, who was con­demned last year for dark­en­ing her skin and don­ning an afro wig to pose as Mo­town leg­end Di­ana Ross.

The back­lash was in­stan­ta­neous — and Megyn was ac­cused of be­ing tone-deaf and racially in­sen­si­tive.

A grov­el­ing Megyn apol­o­gized on air the fol­low­ing day. But the dam­age was done.

NBC later an­nounced the Megyn Kelly To­day show was can­celed.

That left Megyn and her team scram­bling to sal­vage her $69 mil­lion con­tract and cush­ion her pub­lic fall from grace. But pri­vately, friends sus­pect she’ll never re­cover from the hu­mil­i­a­tion.

Af­ter Megyn got the boot from To­day, Al Roker (far left) and Craig Melvin helmed the third hour with co-host Hoda Kotb

Megyn shocked view­ers by de­fend­ing Luann de Lesseps’ ou­tra­geous cos­tume

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