Worried that liberals are trying to make Santa Claus black, Fox News host Megyn Kelly felt the need to assure children viewing her program on Wednesday that both Jesus Christ and Santa Claus were white men.
Kelly made her claims concerning the caucasian nature of both Santa and Jesus while responding to an article that appeared in Slate earlier this week. The author of the article, 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.
In her article, Harris suggested that Santa be given a makeover, and that “America abandon Santa-as-fat-old-white-man" and adopt a penguin in his place.
Kelly was not pleased with the notion of Santa as a penguin, suggesting Harris had gone "off the rails."
For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white. 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?
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.
While Santa is a fiction, researchers suggest that the historical Jesus would be a Middle Eastern Jew of medium, if not dark, complexion.
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