On her show tonight, Megyn Kelly explained her comments earlier this week about Santa being white. Kelly included clips from cable competitors MSNBC and CNN, as well as Jimmy Kimmel. Jon Stewart had some fun with it last night too.
Kelly began: “Humor is part of what we try to bring to the show. Sometimes that’s lost on the humorless.” She then explained that the comments derived from the fact that through movies and TV “we continually see St. Nick as a white man in modern day America.”
“By the way, I also did say Jesus was white. As I’ve learned in the past few days, that is far from settled.”
“The fact that an offhand jest I made about whether Santa should be replaced by a penguin has now become a national firestorm says two things: race is still an incredibly volatile issue in this country and Fox News and yours truly are big targets for many people.”