Stranger woman: Megyn Kelly defended the practice of whites making black faces in Today as they discuss Halloween costumes (from left to right: Melissa Rivers, Jacob Soboroff, Jenna Bush Hager and Kelly)

Megyn Kelly defends whites who make black faces and says that it is not racist if the person is "dressing like a character".

  • Megyn Kelly defended the practice of whites who make black faces in Hoy while discussing Halloween costumes
  • "That was fine when I was a child, as long as you dressed like a character," said Kelly, who wonders why he considers himself racist.

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Megyn Kelly asked if black-face dressing is really racist in her hour of Tuesday before defending the practice.

But what is racist? "You really get into trouble if you're a white person who turns black on Halloween or a black person who turns white," Kelly said during a round table on Halloween costumes.

"I was fine when I was a child, as long as you dressed like a character."

He then pointed to Real Housewives' decision by New York star Luann de Lesseps to recently darken his features while dressing like Diana Ross.

"I'm not saying that's racist on Halloween," Kelly said.

Stranger woman: Megyn Kelly defended the practice of whites making black faces in Today as they discuss Halloween costumes (from left to right: Melissa Rivers, Jacob Soboroff, Jenna Bush Hager and Kelly)

Stranger woman: Megyn Kelly defended the practice of whites making black faces in Today as they discuss Halloween costumes (from left to right: Melissa Rivers, Jacob Soboroff, Jenna Bush Hager and Kelly)

In response to Kelly's defense of Lesseps, his guest on the panel, Jacob Soboroff, said: "I have not seen it, but I find it quite racist."

Jenna Bush Hager intervened and added: "Me too."

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