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Al Roker Defends His Halloween Costume After Megyn Kelly Fallout: 'Just Don't Color Your Face'

Friday - 02/11/2018 14:43
Al Roker is standing up for his Halloween costume.
Kelly's show was canceled last week after her comments questioning why blackface used in Halloween costumes is wrong.
Kelly's show was canceled last week after her comments questioning why blackface used in Halloween costumes is wrong.

The 64-year-old Today meteorologist took to Twitter on Wednesday and Thursday to defend his costume choice on the Halloween episode of the morning show. For the occasion, Roker opted to dress as Doc Brown from Back to the Future, as part of Today's '80s theme.

Some Twitter users took offense to his costume, writing that they thought it was "hypocritical" to dress as a white character after Roker came out against Megyn Kelly, his former colleague, for her comments questioning why the use of blackface in Halloween costumes is wrong.

"I’m going to say this one last time, but the folks who get it, understand and the ones who DON’T, won’t," Roker wrote on Twitter. "I can be Doc Brown, and I wear the outfit and wig and not change my skin color if you’re white, you can be President Obama if you want. Just don’t color your skin!"

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