I believe Tamron Hall is owed an apology. She should be brought back for the exact same dollar amount that Kelly given, if not more Megan Kelly was never received well by the audience of NBC and MSNBC and her ratings showed it. The fact that it took Megan Kelly having a real moment on the network is more telling on the network. You get what you over pay for. I don't feel that Megan Kelly should be fired for what she said because its arguable that she was hired on the same foundation. This is the woman who argued that black men can not be Santa Clause. Her telling you that she grew up in a community that felt that as long as it is done "Respectfully" blackface was okay. She told a truth. A truth that lives in the bubbled community and upbringing she experienced. NBC knew of this before hiring her so why fire her?
Ultimately its because of the backlash, ratings and the comments. Not particularly in that order but over all it was the perfect straw to break the back. It seems that fans of NBC only had to wait a very short while to get the end result they knew was inevitable. I call for a complete reversal on the issue and implore NBC humble themselves and give Tamron her show back and issue an apology for creating an obvious hostile work environment.
I don't know if Hall would even return, few people have, but if there was ever a moment of a triumphant return that would be an obvious rating boost, its here and now. Megan Kelly forgave herself before her apology. That was also clear. She didn't see the big deal until the outrage threatened her big deal with the network. How do you see something one way for your whole life then take a little flack and in less than twenty four hours completely understand all of a sudden as if the statement of how it was not a big deal in the past suddenly wasn't always a complete fantasy. The truth is, it was alway a major damn deal. To the country, to the people of color it was aimed at hurting and if you feel that pretending to be a black person is a game then let the cops question you for walking on the side walk to your house and treat you like a criminal. Go to a job interview where you're the most qualified and not get the job for "unknown reason". Let your vote be suppressed and have white men, like Megan, constantly call the police on you for doing normal things and tell me then if its just fun and games.
Its easy to not see it as a big deal when you will gladly wash it off at the end of the day even if you did experience those things when you put the color on your skin. The feeling you must have knowing that its just one night and will wash off must be comforting but there are people in the world who will die black by hateful acts only because they were born black. That is not to be joked about for your entertainment. if you had a career of saying the things black people have been complaining about is not a big deal and then want to give yourself a controlled and self serving life lesson at another network who's team, sponsors and audience won't tolerate the rhetoric then your insta-apology is nothing more than just damage control and more insulting than the idiotic statement made the day before. I'm more offended by the apology. At least you weren't perpetrating a fraud.
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