Megyn Kelly claimed to have been moved by an editorial in Slate arguing that Santa Claus should not be a white man anymore. But Kelly interrupted a discussion about it on her Kelly File show to reassure children and other viewers that Santa is, in fact, white.
Kelly revealed a hint of the racial antipathy we have previously documented from her when she confessed that before she read the editorial, she had thought it “ridiculous” that “yet another person” (and we know whom she meant) was calling it racist to have a white Santa. Then, before going to her imbalanced panel of two conservatives and one liberal (not counting Kelly), she said:
And by the way, for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white but this person just arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa but Santa is what he is. Just so you know, we’re just debating this because someone wrote about it, kids. OK, wanted to get that straight.
Later, Kelly said:
Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change. I mean, Jesus was a white man, too. He was a historical figure and that’s verifiable fact, as is Santa - I just want the kids watching to know that.
She also put up a photo of a white Santa and said, “Look at him. How can he be alienating?"
Kelly didn't just reveal her own bias against people of color - and their sensitivities - here. She also revealed a confidence that her viewers would be sympathetic with it.
Video below via Media Matters.
I can’t fathom a bigger waste of time than a ‘discussion’ which emanates completely from Megyn’s ass.
Coming back to two topics I mentioned earlier:
1). By not putting Jesus in the headline, you’ve buried the lede IMO. I spent yesterday watching the Right Wing, including J$, discussing this as Santa-only issue, as if no-longer-preggy Leggy Meggy never even mentioned Jesus at all!!! Your headline helps them.
Lookie: I don’t care what colour Santa is and, since his invention for commercials in the early 1900s, he’s always been depicted as White. However, Kelly fucked up twice in the same sentence:
" I mean, Jesus was a white man, too. He was a historical figure and that’s verifiable fact, as is Santa – I just want the kids watching to know that."
WAIT!!! WHAT??? What’s her kid demographic?
No matter, because Santa is not a verifiable fact (and the evidence for Jesus is sketchy, but I’ll give her that one) and Jesus wasn’t a White man.
2). I’m sharing this link just because I find it amusing and typical of crazy obsessive cyber-stalkers. Down below I mentioned how I came under attack by The Flying Monkey Squad (which still reads these threads and comment on them elsewhere) because I had the UNMITIGATED AUDACITY to point out Meggy’s racist insanity that Jesus looked just like her. If you follow the link, there’s a whole series of crazy, obsessive, cyber-stalking tweets comparing me to Megyn Kelly: http://tinyurl.com/lybx6tg
And, funnily enough: The Flying Monkey Squad ignored everyone else making fun of Meggy. I guess I AM special.
BTW: That’s also the location for The Johnny Dollar Depreciation Society on the facebookery. It’s a little place I have carved out on the innertubes so that the greater society can marvel at the stupidity of Mark Koldys, a person who has made it his life’s work to defend the Fox “News” Channel.
Yeah, I know!!!
With all my love,
Aunty Headly Em
[Self-appointed NewsHound emeritus]
The Barbie is a certified bimbo just like the rest of the Fox “News” broads.
NOTE TO KELLY
There were no blond, blue-eyed Hebrew back in those days, you twit, especially in that region where he came from. Unless He immigrated from The Netherlands.
We hope Doug comes to his senses and bails.
As for Santa, I stick by my first comment… The real St. NIcholas was Greek, so he wasn’t exactly the vaguely Germanic man we see in the red suit today. In fact, I Googled him, and he’s depicted as pretty dark. This is a model of what people think he looked like, based on his most commonly portrayed skin tone and bone structure:
Yeah, lots and lots of bleaching as time wore on there.
Who cares what colour Santa is? But a lot of people will care that she said Jesus was a White dude.
Wouldn’t you know it, I was attacked over and over again by The Flying Monkey Squad.
Speaking of The Flying Monkey Squad, take a look at my post called "Does Fox “News” Support Johnny Dollar? ► The Mark Koldys-Johnny Dollar Comment of the Day" at http://notnowsilly.blogspot.com/2013/11/does-fox-news-support-johnny-dollar.html
Insert sound of rimshot here.
And Ms Kelly is also invited to my Festivus Feats Of Strength gathering.
Wrong again Mendacious Megyn.
Contrary to teabagger fable, Jesus was not Western European nor a Merkan. By all historical evidence, Jesus was a Middle Eastern Jew of medium to dark complexion. In today’s Merka, the real Jesus would have been profiled by the police, harassed by TSA and spied on by NSA. And Fux Noise would have approved all of that.
Just the same as only a minority kid who’s been taught to be hopelessly racist isn’t gonna accept a white Santa, or a white “Helper.” It’s on the same theory as that whole “Jesus was black because he hid in Egypt” crap. Like there were only black people in Egypt, even during the bible?
I mean, really- Let’s at least try to be better than that as a society. Not that Kelly is capable of approving that sentiment.
Why was this necessary Megyn? Besides the obvious how many kids who believe in Santa do you think actually read that editorial?