MEAN GIRL MEGYN’S WORD EXPLODES!
She may be banned from TV for keeps!
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