Al Roker Defends Halloween Costume After Megyn Kelly Scandal

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Al Roker Defends Halloween Costume After Megyn Kelly Scandal.

Rocker dressed up as Back to the Future’s Doc Brown, played by white actor Christopher Lloyd in the 1985 film. Some people commented online that Roker’s choice of costume—and the Today show’s celebration of it—made him a hypocrite and constituted a double standard.

“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 tweeted. “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 [Barack Obama if you want. Just don’t color your skin!”

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On Monday and Tuesday, Roker and co-stars such as Hoda Kotb and Craig Melvin hosted the third hour of Today, the 9 a.m. time slot previously occupied by Megyn Kelly Today. Roker had co-hosted that hour for several years until Megyn Kelly Today premiered in 2017.

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