Megyn Kelly, who was pushed out at NBC after making controversial comments on her show in October, said she hopes Mika Brzezinski is forgiven for comments she made this week that many slammed as homophobic. 

“I heard she apologized. I didn’t see the apology. I hope she’s forgiven,” she said in a video obtained by the Daily Mail.

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Brzezinski faced widespread backlash for a comment she made Wednesday when discussing remarks by Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoHillicon Valley: Treasury sanctions Russian group accused of targeting critical facilities | Appeals court rules Uber, Lyft must comply with labor laws | Biden: Countries that target US elections will 'pay a price' Treasury sanctions Russian group accused of targeting US critical facilities with destructive malware Trump announces opening of relations between Sudan and Israel MORE about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo said Saudi Arabia is still “an important ally.”

"I understand that Donald Trump doesn't care … But why doesn't Mike Pompeo care right now?" Brzezinski asked on air during an interview with Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinMcConnell tees up Barrett nomination, setting up rare weekend session Bipartisan group of senators call on Trump to sanction Russia over Navalny poisoning Republicans advance Barrett's Supreme Court nomination after Democrats boycott committee vote MORE (D-Ill.). "Are the pathetic deflections that we just heard when he appeared on 'Fox & Friends,' is that a patriot speaking, or a wannabe dictator's butt-boy? I'm dead serious. I'm asking, are these the words of a patriot?"

She later apologized, saying it was a “SUPER BAD choice of words.”

Kelly was dismissed from NBC shortly after saying in October that wearing blackface was “ok” during Halloween when she was a child. She apologized for the comment but exited the show days later.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' MORE weighed in on the controversy on Thursday, slamming Brzezinski for her use of the term and suggesting bias in treatment of television hosts without providing examples.

“If it was a Conservative that said what ‘crazed’ Mika Brzezinski stated on her show yesterday, using a certain horrible term, that person would be banned permanently from television,” he tweeted. “She will probably be given a pass, despite their terrible ratings.”