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Megyn Kelly Ruins Christmas For Everybody

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Fox News pundit Megyn Kelly insisted that non-white boys and girls throughout the world face reality: Santa is and only ever will be white.

“For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white. Santa is what he is. I wanted to get that straight.”

How does she know this to be so?

“I mean, Jesus was a white man too. He was a historical figure. That’s a verifiable fact.”

Oh dear.

So it’s not enough for go after children for daring to think that St. Nick is anything less than a WASP, Jesus is white, too? Despite the fact that the social construct for whiteness did not appear until many hundreds and hundreds of years after Jesus’s historically or religiously accepted birth date?

Since her unscripted commentary on how children are supposed envision Jesus and Santa Claus, Kelly has been getting a great deal of criticism, and with good reason.

First, given the ethnic origins of both Santa and Jesus, as one writer delicately put it, “weren’t the kind of white that would have passed muster with a segregated 1950s golf club.”

Second, it’s likely Kelly is basing her assumptions on artwork that regularly portrays Jesus and Santa as the whitest of whites. Artistic license as a verifiable fact? What has the world of news punditry come to?

Perhaps there is a lesson in this after all: Christmas is for everyone. It’s not the sole property of individuals seeking protect their versions of holiday tradition. Typically by insisting that the interpretation of beliefs should have stayed in the 1950s with themselves and their mindsets. Megyn Kelly is welcome to her “white” Santa Claus, “white” Jesus, and “white” Christmas. Since the spirit of the holiday is outside her grasp, it’s a moot point to try and take the racially exclusionary aspect away from her as well.

Image: Megyn Kelly’s Twitter

Megyn Kelly Ruins Christmas For Everybody
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Toni Matthews-El hails from the land of chunked pumpkins and people who come to a complete stop before making any and every turn. When she isn't contributing articles to WebProNews, she spends her time freelance writing, cheering Liverpool FC, and enjoying life as a hair flower connoisseur. Disclaimer: Written opinions do not necessarily reflect that of WebProNews or its affiliates WebProNews Writer
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  • http://mankabros.com/blogs/onmedea Jill Kennedy

    Religious researchers have determined that this is the exact color of Jesus – and the color code is F9FFD1 (for graphic designers).
    http://mankabros.com/blogs/god/2013/12/12/the-color-of-jesus/

  • Wow

    Wow … really? Anyone who has ever thought about Christ and what he did would quickly realize that frankly Christ couldn’t care less what color a person is and frankly, it doesn’t matter what color he was.

    I am Christian and I am white, but it never ceases to amaze me just how often Christians in America totally pervert everything Christ stands for. Frankly, Christians here do nothing that Christ asked of them. Be selfless, give mercy, seek peace, show compassion, and forgive. Christianity in America is some type of warped status symbol for idiots like Kelly.

    Selfless? America is nothing but people thinking about themselves.

    Merciful? We incarcerate the most people in the history of mankind.

    Peaceful? We are constantly at war.

    Compassion? Tell that to the 57 million babies we aborted. We literally have no compassion for them.

    Forgive? We don’t forgive anything. Just ask prisoners trying to find a job. You wonder why people keep committing crimes? Look there.

    This country is one big hypocrisy. Want to find the most hypocrites? Go to church on Sunday. It is ironic too that the bible belt states are the worst of the worst in this country.