Megyn Kelly’s Dreaming of a White Santa…

Megyn Kelly Black Santa

In response to a Slate article about a black versus white Santa, Megyn Kelly declared on her Fox News show that both Santa Claus and Jesus were white.

Slate’s Aisha Harris wrote that she had always been confused as a child because the Santa in her home had brown skin like her, but the Santa in malls and on television was always white. Harris then argued that there should be more diverse representations of Santa Claus. Or why not remove race altogether and make Santa a penguin, she asks?

“For one thing, making Santa Claus an animal rather than an old white male could spare millions of nonwhite kids the insecurity and shame that I remember from childhood,” she wrote.

“Let’s ditch Santa the old white man altogether, and embrace Penguin Claus—who will join the Easter Bunny in the pantheon of friendly, secular visitors from the animal kingdom who come to us as the representatives of ostensibly religious holidays.”

Apparently Pengiun Santa was too much for Megyn Kelly to take and she decided to make it crystal clear that Santa (and Jesus!) are both the whitest of white men.

“You know, I’ve given her her due. Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change,” Kelly said. “Jesus was a white man, too. It’s like we have, he’s a historical figure that’s a verifiable fact, as is Santa, I just want kids to know that. How do you revise it in the middle of the legacy in the story and change Santa from white to black?”

Santa Claus can be traced to a real life monk named St. Nicholas who lived in what is today Turkey and Jesus was a Jew of Mediterranean descent – so it’s debatable how white they really were. Next thing you know she’ll be saying God in white! And if Bruce Almighty taught me anything, it’s that God is Morgan Freeman.

Via: Politico

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