Al Roker Defends What Some Called Racist "Back To The Future" Halloween Costume

November 2, 2018
Al Roker, Suit, Smile, Portrait

(Photo by Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY)

In the aftermath of Megyn Kelly’s controversial exit from television, another NBC employee faced similar backlash and criticism for his choice of costume.

The Today team decided to dress as their favorite characters from ‘80s movies and television, so meteorologist Al Roker decided to go as Doc Brown, from the Back to the Futurefranchise. 

BTW, this is an actual #delorean used in #backtothefuture signed by the original cast

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Roker, who was incredibly outspoken about Kelly’s “blackface” comments that led to her dismissal, faced similar criticisms from people calling his costume choice a double standard.  

Roker seemed to end the controversy immediately however, after pointing out there was big difference between Kelly’s remarks and his costume.