Fox News host Megyn Kelly told children last night that both Santa Claus and Jesus are white. In a discussion over a column by a Black author who wrote as a child she felt left out seeing Santa Claus depicted as a white man, Kelly ignored her pain, saying “just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change.”
But Kelly really should have been looking in the mirror.
While our modern-day Santa Claus is based on a Dutch figure, Sinterklaas, and therefore likely white, Jesus was not.
Kelly, however, falsely insisted that Jesus was white.
“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.”
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