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Al Roker defends sauce as white impression amid Megyn Kelly flap: ‘Don’t tone your skin’

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Megyn Kelly apologized to colleagues after creation argumentative comments about blackface on live television.
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Al Roker is fortifying his Halloween costume after some amicable media users indicted a continue anchor of whiteface following a Megyn Kelly scandal. 

The hosts of a “Today” show went all-out for their Halloween promote Wednesday, re-enacting a ’80s many iconic film scenes and profitable loyalty to a low-pitched icons. Roker went “Back to a Future” as Doc Brown, who was played by Christopher Lloyd.

Megyn Kelly, the former horde of a third hour of “Today,” was blank from a festivities after fortifying blackface final week on her now-canceled program, which sparked mass debate in a process. 

Some viewers, however, questioned given it was OK for Roker to dress adult as a Caucasian character, while Kelly eventually mislaid her pursuit over her remarks.  

Related: Halloween jinx? ‘Today,’ ‘GMA,’ ‘Kelly and Ryan’ hosts dress adult as ’80s characters

One Twitter user said: “@alroker: @megynkelly is a terrible chairman to even advise that it is Ok for a white chairman to go as a black impression for Halloween. Also @alroker: Goes as Doc brown, a white impression from a film for halloween. #Hypocrites #Whiteface”

Related: Megyn Kelly apologizes for blackface comments on ‘Today,’ gets ripped by Don Lemon

Another user wrote on Facebook: “Megyn Kelly loses her uncover given she acted a doubt about sauce as an dignified impression of tone if we are of Caucasian credentials —and nonetheless Al Roker dresses currently as a dear impression from an iconic film who happens to be Caucasian. Is there some pomposity in there?” 

Related: Megyn Kelly begs for remoteness following blackface liaison as her counsel slams NBC

Roker used his own amicable media comment to respond to a people who don’t get given his ’80s thesis outfit is not an instance of whiteface. 

“I’m going to contend this one final time, though a folks who get it, know and a ones who DON’T, won’t,” a publisher began. “I can be Doc Brown, and we wear a outfit and wig and not change my skin color.

He continued: “If you’re white, we can be President Obama if we want. Just don’t tone your skin!”

Related: Survey: NBC’s canceling of ‘Megyn Kelly Today’ is ‘too harsh’ after blackface comments

Roker vocalized his critique of Kelly’s blackface comments, following her reparation to associate coworkers.

“The fact is, while she apologized to a (NBC) staff, she owes a bigger reparation to folks of tone around a country,” Roker said final week on-air. “This is a story going behind to a 1830s muse shows to debase and darken a race. It wasn’t right.”

He continued: “I’m aged adequate to have lived by ‘Amos ‘n’ Andy,’ where we had white people in blackface personification dual black characters, only magnifying a misfortune stereotypes about black group — and that’s what a problem is. That’s what a emanate is.”

Contributing: Erin Jensen and Maeve McDermott

Related: Megyn Kelly addresses blackface debate on a air: ‘I was wrong, and we am sorry’

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