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.
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.
Santa is not real and Jesus was not white.
Will Kelly be forgiven, or should she expect a lump of coal in her stocking this Christmas?