Megyn Kelly's NBC morning show will not return to the network's broadcasting time, NBC News said Friday, citing a spokesman.
"& # 39; Megyn Kelly Today & # 39; does not return," the spokesman was quoted as saying. "Next week, 9:00 am will be hosted by other TODAY co-anchors."
Kelly started her talk show "Megyn Kelly Today" on NBC after leaving Fox News in 2017.
JUST IN: NBC Newsreader: "Megyn Kelly Today is not returning, but next week, 9:00 AM is hosted by other TODAY co-anchors."
̵1; NBC News October 26, 2018  The announcement comes just days after she was criticized for comments made in her show, in which she asked why dressing up in Blackface for Halloween is inappropriate.
She set up a segment of blackface on Tuesday morning and conducted a round-table conversation with a white panel about insulting Halloween costumes.
"But what is racist?" she wondered aloud. "You get in trouble if you're a white person who puts blackface on Halloween or a black person who wears a white face on Halloween, as a kid, for example, that was okay as long as you dressed like a character."
Kelly also defended a reality TV star who darkened her skin to disguise herself as Diana Ross.
"Some people said it was racist," she said. "I had the feeling who does not love Diana Ross, she wants to look like Diana Ross for a day and I do not know how it got racist on Halloween."
Kelly's comments quickly led to setbacks in social media.
"I can not believe the ignorance about it in 2018," wrote Padma Lakshmi on Twitter . "You're on national television – you have a responsibility to educate yourself @megynkelly on social issues – that's so damaging."
Kelly apologized to NBC counterparts in an email Tuesday.
"For me, I thought, why would it be controversial for someone disguised as Diana Ross to make herself look like this amazing woman, to honor and respect her?" Kelly wrote in part in the e-mail received from ABC News. "I now realize that such behavior is indeed wrong, and I'm sorry, the history of the black face in our culture is abominable, the wounds too deep."
Nonetheless, Kelly's NBC presenters condemned their comments in a segment on Wednesday morning "Today."
"The fact is, while apologizing to the employees, they owe a greater apology to people of color throughout the country," said co-host and weather anchor Al Roker.
"This is a story that goes back to the 1830s," Roker continued. "Minstrel shows to humiliate and vilify a race were not right, I'm old enough to have lived through & # 39; Amos & # 39; Andy & # 39; where are you white people in black face, who played two black characters and only the worst stereotypes about black people – and that's the problem and that's the problem. "
"Yesterday there was online criticism that this is a political correctness that runs rampant," added co-host Craig Melvin. "This is silly and it is insincere and it is just as ignorant and racist as the statement itself."
"Besides being a colleague, she's a friend," he said. "She said something stupid, she said something unthinkable."
After that, Kelly went on air and made another apology.
"I would like to begin with two words: I am sorry," Kelly said visibly emotional as she reached her climax on Wednesday morning in her live show. "You may have heard that yesterday we had a discussion about Political Correctness and Halloween costumes."
She continued, "And this conversation was about whether it is ever right for one person of a race to disguise himself as another – a black person making her face brighter, or a white person the darker I defended the idea and said that as long as it was respectful and part of a Halloween costume, it seemed alright Well, I was wrong and I'm sorry I've never been a & PC & # 39; Human, but I value the sensitivity to our history, especially race and ethnicity, and the past year has been so painful for many colored people. "