Earlier this week, Aisha Harris published an essay on Slate titled “Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore” about the confusion and otherness she felt as a child seeing the image of a white santa everywhere other than in her own home. She proposes changing the idea of “Santa Claus” to something like a penguin, or otherwise non-human being, in order to not alienate any kids who might feel the way she used to. “Of course,”she says, “since we created Santa, we can certainly change him however we’d like — and we have, many times over,” which Fox News’s Megyn Kelly points out, in what I can only assume is the regular “Comically Racist” segment of her show The Kelly File (PS: HOW DARE YOU), that, uh, hello, obviously we can’t change image of Santa Claus to that of a black man or anything else because — and this is for any children listening out there, we want to make sure — Santa Claus is a historical white figure, and by the way so is Jesus, and CAN’T WHITES JUST HAVE THESE TWO THINGS THAT ARE TRUE AND ALSO REAL AND WHITE, FOR ANY KIDS OUT THERE LISTENING?!
“Just because it makes you uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change.” Wow! I bet other racists are super jealous that their intense racism can’t come under the guise of pretending that a fictional character is real for the sake of any children who might be watching their late night right wing news talk show. Luckily they all still maintain the ability to just say fucking whatever, as if it were the truth! It is a fact that Jesus was white? YOU ARE ON A NEWS CHANNEL. WHY ARE THERE NO RULES? “Jesus was white, that is historical fact and you can fact-check it in nearly every single picture of Jesus that white people made.” Megyn Kelly, you garbage human. “Santa just is white.” Right. Argument closed. In fact, there really is no argument! Whites forever, everyone else never (just in case there are any kids reading). (Via Uproxx.)