"Back when I was a kid, that was okay..."
Halloween is next week and already the costumes are beginning to roll out where people are opting to go as Cardi B, Beyonce's Coachella outfit, a Marvel character, or simple classics such as a black cat or an angel. The Today show recently did a segment on universities banning some costumes that are racist or culturally insensitive and host Megyn Kelly didn't see what was wrong with blackface.
After detailing how Anne Frank, Cowboy and Nazi costumes are banned on certain campuses, Megyn asked about blackface.
"What is racist?” Megyn asked her co-hosts. “You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person that puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was okay, as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character.”
Guest host Melissa Rivers responded: “If you think it’s offensive, it probably is. Whatever happened to manners and polite society?"
Watch the full clip below.