Al Roker Defends Going as White Character for Halloween: 'Just Don't Color Your Skin!'
The beloved "Today" show host dressed as Doc Brown from "Back to the Future."
Al Roker is hitting back at critics who called him a hypocrite for his Halloween costume.
Roker dressed as Doc Brown from "Back to the Future," but some are calling the meteorologist out on social media for dressing as a white character.
Roker was very vocal after his former "Today" co-host Megyn Kelly made comments suggesting blackface was "OK" when she was a child. Kelly's hour of "Today" was ultimately canceled following the remarks, though she issued a tearful on-air apology.
“The fact is, while she apologized to the [NBC] staff, she owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country,” Roker said on the “Today” show last week. “This is a history going back to the 1830s minstrel shows to demean and denigrate a race. It wasn’t right.”
Roker is now dismissing the attacks about his costume on social media.
"I’m going to say this one last time, but the folks who get it, understand and the ones who don't, won't,” he wrote. “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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