Megyn Kelly has a message for all the children staying up past bedtime to watch “The Kelly File:” Santa is white.
The Fox News host on Wednesday discussed a Slate piece written by Aisha Harris, in which Harris detailed the effect of seeing the local mall’s white Santa in contrast with her family’s black Santa.
“By the way, for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white but this person is just arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa,” Kelly said. “Santa is what he is and just so you know, we are debating this because someone wrote about it, kids.”
Kelly said Harris “seems to have real pain” because of growing up around images of a white Santa, but argued the article “goes off the rails” when Harris suggests that a penguin serve as a new, more inclusive symbol of the holiday.
“Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change,” Kelly said. “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. My point is, how do you just revise it in the middle of the legacy of the story and change Santa from white to black?”