You may have heard that this week, Fox News Barbie doll Megyn Kelly insisted that Santa Claus and Jesus are white, that they are “historical figures” and the color of their skin is “verifiable fact.”
A few people objected. Like, the entire Internet.
She now insists that her comments were meant to constitute humor, and only “humorless” “race-baiting” Scrooges could possibly have interpreted her otherwise. Because of course it was clearly a joke.
You know who else was white? Hitler.
Is Santa Claus white? Is it a slur on trickster elves to deny that Santa is one of them? Has anyone contacted Santa to ask what he considers his racial makeup to be?
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