Patton Oswalt and Padma Lakshmi Trash Megyn Kelly for Asking 'What Is Racist' About Blackface
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Halloween on TV in 2018

"Blackface was NOT okay when we were kids. Take it from a bighearted boy who just wanted to show his love for Nipsey Russell on the worst Halloween of my life," Oswalt tweets.

Many Twitter users are in disbelief over Megyn Kelly's defense of people sporting blackface on Halloween -- and two of them are Patton Oswalt and Padmi Lakshmi.

On her Tuesday morning show, Kelly asked her panel "what is racist" about wearing blackface, then proceeded to make the following argument: "But what is racist [about it], because truly you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was okay as long as you were dressing up as a character."

"Dear Megyn Kelly -- you and I are approximately the same age," Oswalt tweeted following the discussion. "Blackface was NOT okay when we were kids. Take it from a bighearted boy who just wanted to show his love for Nipsey Russell on the worst Halloween of my life."

During the conversation, Kelly's panelists -- Melissa Rivers, Jenna Bush Hager and Jacob Soboroff -- appeared fully aware of the inappropriateness of darkening one's skin for a costume, but they didn't specifically call out the NBC morning show personality for excusing it.

"I think there are limits as to how far you want to go because you're making people feel bad," Bush said. Rivers added, "Normal people kinda know where that line is."

Lakshmi took aim at Kelly as well, tweeting, "I cannot believe the ignorance on this in 2018. You are on national television. You have a responsibility to educate yourself on social issues, Megyn Kelly. This is so damaging."

"Because Megyn Kelly: minstrelsy is the basis for the coining of the term 'Jim Crow' laws which served to humiliate and target Black Americans. Because caricaturing another race perpetuates the dehumanization of POC who are being killed and jailed at a disproportionate rate in the U.S.," she added.

But this isn't the first time Kelly has made racial remarks on the air that didn't sit well with viewers. In 2013, she declared on her Fox News show that both Santa Claus and Jesus were white.

"Jesus was a white man, too. It's like we have -- he's a historical figure. That's a verifiable fact, as is Santa. I just want kids to know that," Kelly said, arguing against Santa Claus being depicted as a black man. "How do you revise it in the middle of the legacy in the story and change Santa from white to black?"

"For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white," she said to wrap up the segment that caused outrage, just as her blackface comments did.

See how celebrities, political commentators, journalists and everyone under the sun is responding to Kelly's controversial comments in the tweets below.

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