Megyn Kelly insists that Santa is and has always been a white man and Jesus too! “For you kids watching at home,” the Fox News host said during her prime-time show on Wednesday, “Santa just is white. But this person is arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa. Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change. You know, I mean, Jesus was a white man, too.” According to the NY Daily News:
Kelly was reacting to a Slate.com piece by Aisha Harris, who had made the case that maybe, as the U.S. becomes more diverse, it was time to “ditch Santa the old white man altogether, and embrace Penguin Claus.”
“People love penguins,” Harris wrote.
There was no immediate response from Kelly to the uproar, but a Fox News spokeswoman said she would address the controversy in the coming days.