'Today' Host Jenna Bush Hager Speaks Out About Megyn Kelly’s Controversial Comments

Jenna appeared on a Megyn Kelly Today panel when the disgraced host brought up the issue.

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  • Jenna Bush Hager said in an interview she thought Megyn Kelly’s blackface comments were “horrifying.”
  • She was appearing on a Megyn Kelly Today panel when the host brought up the issue.
  • Megyn Kelly Today has since been canceled by NBC.

    When Megyn Kelly made the comments about blackface that led to, she was on a panel with three other people: Jacob Soboroff, Melissa Rivers, and Jenna Bush Hager, . Now, Jenna is speaking out about how Megyn's remarks made her “sad.”

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    , the Today show host said she was disgusted by Megyn's comments. “Well, it was, you know, horrifying, because it wasn’t what we were there to talk about,” she said. “And obviously, in this day and age, but in any day and age, when there's talk of something that would make somebody feel bad, it's not something we stand for ever. Not then, not now. And it made me sad."

    “We don’t know what is ahead for her right now,” , “and we don’t really know what the outcome of this is going to be.” Their interview was held before NBC announced Megyn Kelly Today would not be coming back.

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    Jacob, a correspondent on MSNBC, tweeted he thought Megyn's comments were “vile,” and apologized, saying, “I’m ashamed I didn’t speak up more emphatically at the table.”

    Morning. Want you guys to know how I feel about yesterday.

    What was said was vile.

    Not only has blackface always been and will always be racist — questioning that was disgraceful.

    I’m ashamed I didn’t speak up more emphatically at the table.

    I’m sorry if I let you down.

    — Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff)
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    Melissa told TMZ she “certainly hopes” was a real one. “You know, you’re not inside anybody’s head, but I certainly hope it was genuine. It was an uncomfortable situation being there, but everyone has to take responsibility for what they say and what they do.”

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