http://twitter.com/#!/HowardKurtz/status/411680132869283840

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly found herself embroiled in controversy after declaring on cable television that Santa Claus is … a white man. The remark was made in response to a piece in Slate in which Aisha Harris suggested that the traditional, melanin-deficient Santa be retired and replaced by a penguin.

http://twitter.com/#!/joanwalsh/status/411681880421851136

The comment caused such a backlash that Kelly addressed it on “The Kelly File” Friday night. Race cop Joan Walsh likely missed the broadcast, so here’s video of the segment.

So, was it just a tongue-in-cheek comment, or is the firestorm far from over? Plenty had already lined up to pile on.

http://twitter.com/#!/chrissyteigen/status/411559368560099328
http://twitter.com/#!/tmorello/status/411545345277976576

Dear @MegynKelly,

Santa is not real and Jesus was not white.

Sincerely,
MoJo
bit.ly/1gsPKuf— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) December 12, 2013

http://twitter.com/#!/JasonBiggs/status/411179368036061185
http://twitter.com/#!/jefftiedrich/status/411617874705260545

Will Kelly be forgiven, or should she expect a lump of coal in her stocking this Christmas?

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/13/lost-on-the-humorless-megyn-kelly-defends-santa-just-is-white-comment-video/