Rhodes Scholar Megyn Kelly of Fox “News” (snort*giggle*) has given us a wonderful opportunity to badger her again. It seems to happen every time she opens her mouth, but this time it was a doozy.
In an article written by Aisha Harris at Slate, Ms. Harris suggested that Santa didn’t have to be white. Which is a valid point to make, as Santa isn’t, you know, real. (Sorry to my 2 year old nephew for breaking the news to him.)
Kelly, in a fit of pique, had this to say:
“For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white,” Kelly said. “But this person is just arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa. But Santa is what he is.”
“Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change, you know?” she added. “I mean, Jesus was a white man too. He was a historical figure, that’s a verifiable fact, as is Santa — I just want the kids watching to know that.”
Of course, again, Santa isn’t exactly real—regardless of what NORAD says every Dec. 24—and Jesus, well, he was a Jew from the Galilee. Not a haven for 6-foot tall, blond, blue-eyed Nordic supermen—again, regardless of what painters from throughout Western history say.
Maybe Megyn Kelly wants to start a Race War on Christmas, or at least on those who don’t adhere to her yearning for a “white” Christmas. Whatever. Enjoy some Tweets.
Exclusive - TIME Magazine "Santa Claus Race Expert of the Year" Megyn Kelly. December 23, 2013 http://t.co/CtoH9iJLum—
Ｇｕｓ (@Gus_802) December 12, 2013
Vernice Bennett (@Mvbennett26) December 12, 2013
.@megynkelly Ok. Let me get this straight. You're saying Jesus and Santa are white. What about Lando Calrissian? He's still black, right?—
RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) December 12, 2013
Actually, Megyn Kelly, Santa was born in Kenya.—
BWD (@theonlyadult) December 12, 2013
Y’all are laughing at Megyn Kelly now, but just wait until the New Black Panthers knockout a white Santa at Obama’s hip-hop barbecue.—
Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) December 12, 2013
Even if Megyn Kelly is right and Santa is white, he's still not a Republican because he gives handouts to poor people.—
CC:Indecision (@indecision) December 12, 2013
Dave (@Merlyn43) December 12, 2013
Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) December 12, 2013
"Everyone knows Jesus was white, had blue eyes, and abs you could grate cheese on. It’s just science." uproxx.com/tv/2013/12/fox…—
Jenn (@jennonthego) December 12, 2013