Megyn Kelly: One of The Reasons Why Racism Is Still Prevelant


Screen capture of Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly who is a news anchor for Fox News (That news station that no one watches unless they’re possibly a bigot) proclaimed that not only is Santa Claus white, but also Jesus was. Now, Megyn Kelly said, “For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white.” Okay, everyone should brace themselves right now. I must inform you that in fact Santa Claus AKA Kris Kringle is not real.

This means that Kelly must think that there are numerous documentaries on him such as, “The Year Without A Santa Claus,” and “Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town.” I mean, why else would the notion of him not being white bother her so much? I’m not calling Megyn Kelly a racist, but she does work at Fox News which does bring up the possibility of that being true up to at least 87 percent.

Bill O’Reilly who is also a part of the Fox News staff agreed with Kelly on that Santa was a white person. Apparently, someone didn’t also tell him that the man who delivers presents in a sleigh being led by flying reindeer is also fictional. O’Reilly claims that Kelly is being attacked because of the fact that she’s on Fox News.  Now, I would like to say that Kelly is not being attacked because of her affiliation with Fox News. She’s being attacked because of her comments and what they actually represent.

Kelly has came out and said that the original segment was supposed to be humorous. It is almost positive to say that it was not funny. Kelly also added on that the reaction that has been happening would be funny, “If it were not so telling of our society. In particular the knee jerk instinct by so many to race bait.” The reaction has been given towards her is telling of our society. It’s telling that we have at least moved a bit forward that we can call out racist comments made by people.

It seems that Kelly and O’Reilly are trying to deflect what they have said onto those who are reacting. You know what this would be called in a normal setting? Victim blaming. Kelly and O’Reilly are trying to make it seem that Kelly is the victim of this controversy. The only thing that Kelly is a victim of is her own stupidity and her ability to not actually think about what she’s going to say.

Now, the real original problem is not whether not a white man or black man is sliding down your chimney giving family’s presents. The real problem is why is Kelly seemed so offended by the idea that kids might believe that Santa Claus is another ethnicity besides Caucasian? Does the idea of Santa Claus lose any meaning if he isn’t white?

I have the answer for you: Of course not. So, like I said, I’m not calling the respectable Megyn Kelly a racist, but if I did then her response would probably be the classic: “I’m not a racist. My best friend is black.” In actuality, this is not about Santa Claus or Jesus. This is about race.