Megyn Kelly: Jesus And Santa Were White

Source: Hadas Gold /  Politico

On Wednesday night Megyn Kelly declared on her Fox News show that both Santa Claus and Jesus were white. Discussing a piece in Slate by Aisha Harris about a black versus white Santa, Kelly that “just because it makes you feel uncomfortable it doesn’t mean it has to change.”

“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, according to the History Channel. Jesus Christ was born to a Jewish family around what is now Israel, and his race has long been debated with several scholars saying he likely looked like what many modern day people of Middle Eastern descent look like.

The unusual segment, where the panelists also debated whether Santa Claus should be a penguin as Harris writes in her piece, seemed to be directly contradicting what Kelly said on Monday when she appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

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  • Vanyti

    How can one debate about the race of a fictional character…there is no fat white man coming down the chimney…parents bought the gifts…we should be teaching kids family, charity, and love not gifts from some nonexisting man

    • Andy De Mers

      C’mon man, she’s doing this for the kids sake; not for the adults. I grew up with Santa too, and eventually (like every kid) I found out there was no Santa Claus, but in the mean time, let the kids enjoy Christmas and don’t be such a Scrooge!

  • D

    I must have missed the point where she mention jesus? Or maybe your reporting is as terrible as hers?

    • Andy De Mers

      I think Ms. Kelly is dynamite! Try doing what she does; she’s under the gun and I know what that’s like because I was in broadcasting for 12 years. Kelly has poise, presence, delivery, stays on topic and is well paced! Try walking her walk before you criticize! Big thumbs up for Ms. Kelly!