Libs lose it after Megyn Kelly declares Santa and Jesus were white

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly sent the liberal left into a tailspin when she declared on her show Wednesday night that “Santa just is white” and “Jesus was a white man, too.”

Kelly was responding to Aisha Harris’ article on Slate.com called, “Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore,” and asked the panel, “How do you revise it, in the middle of the legacy of the story, and change Santa from white to black?”

That segment then became a Yahoo! News “front page hit on Megyn Kelly,” which led Townhall writer Greg Hengler to hit back at Yahoo! for implying Kelly was “racist” for saying that Santa and Jesus are, and always have been, white.

Harris later responded to Kelly’s panel discussion, telling Yahoo!, “If you’re [Kelly] seriously emphatic that he is white and must remain white, there’s a good chance that your view of the rest of the world is just as limited and unimaginative. I mean, we are talking about a magical man who slides down your chimney every Christmas Eve. Just so we’re clear.”

Hengler, though, nailed it when he addressed Kelly’s critics, writing:

Megyn’s statement during the segment is a perfect response to those who are irrationaly ruled by their fragile emotions: “Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change.”

Watch the segment here:

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  • EliseR
    • lovinspoonful

      So? guess you wouldn’t understand since robots obviously do not get sick.

      • EliseR

        You miss the point (again). She wasn’t sick. She was hiding.

        • jim

          Just for the record,She’s been sick all week. could hardly talk the other night.

        • Mary Ann Williamson

          I guess you just want to say something untrue

        • Rick Serafin

          You are retarded beyond all dreams.

        • Mlm46

          Who was she hiding from? Megyn doesn’t need to hide from anyone!

    • sandra

      She had been nursing a sore throat for days. She finally gave in to it. Have a problem with that?

  • Shaday AV

    I still don’t see the argument defending Kelly about Jesus’ race. How exactly was a 1st-Century man from Palestine white back then? Isn’t that just wishful thinking from some white people that don’t feel comfortable about Jesus having the physical features of a stereotypical Middle-Eastern terrorist? Santa is a fictional character in a tradition brought by European settlers, so yes, sure, he’s white. However, Jesus was not European, nor fictional, so what exactly are the arguments supporting that he was white?

    • Terry Poupart

      I guess it depends on how you interpret white. This was not a historical or geographical discussion. Jesus certainly wasn’t what most Americans would consider black and that was the context in which this statement was made. Nobody said anything about Middle-Eastern terrorists. Quit trying to make something out of nothing. Let’s just agree to try to get along and not try to make up reasons to hate one another.

      • Shaday AV

        Actually, to say that Jesus was black would be closer to the truth than saying he was white. I definitely agree to getting along, being honest and embracing, which is why I disagree with Kelly’s overreaction to what was meant to be funny proposal, and most of all, doing it while at the same time declaring as a serious reporter that Jesus was as white as Santa. And again, no issue with Santa being white. I don’t think none of this is reason for hate. It is just appalling. What’s wrong about correcting her on her use of Jesus as an example of a undeniably white icon in our society? I think we can agree to embrace whatever race any of our icons are truly from. In the end, it’s what they symbolize that matters.

        • Terry Poupart

          Exactly. The discussion was REALLY about Santa Claus and Jesus should never have been brought up. However, as an old white man (middle aged anyway) I do feel hated and threatened when someone says that an old white guy shouldn’t be used to represent a beloved figure. Maybe you wouldn’t think it was so funny if you were an old white guy. When we were kids we used to love to watch Bill Cosby and the Fat Albert gang. I never once thought they should be portrayed as a penguins rather than black kids. Why can’t Santa be an old white guy? Who exactly does that hurt?

          • Shaday AV

            I totally empathize with you on the Santa thing and if anything about Harris’ article, I do believe that a valid argument is to say that sensibility on racial issues is not equal as it should be from white towards black and vice-versa, and Harris’ articles seems to be too self-absorbed to realize that. Your offense is very legitimate. If only we presented arguments with more sound reasoning and fair sensibility to all, there’d be no reason to see any divide..We can understand where we’re coming from with our discomforts if we care a bit more, particularly, about what we publish and say on the news. I care if I offend by being careless, Humility goes a long way. Thank you for your sharing! It broadened the picture for me.

          • Candice A Wright

            OMG, SANTA HAS BEEN WHITE SINCE THE BEGINNING –PLEASE LEAVE IT ALONE………… YOU GIVE BLACKS OR OTHER RACES AN INCH THEY TAKE A MILE……

          • GeoffreyDennis

            I though Saint Nicholas “from the beginning” was a Greek-speaking dude from Asia Minor – you know, looking like a modern Turk or Arab, the people live there even today, a kinda nutmeg-cinnamon-swarthy type? The American Santa has been the pasty, rosey-cheeked drunk Anglo-Saxon white since Coca Cola defined him in the 1940s

          • Alec Schmall

            Nope, the Turkic people that now claim “Turkey” as their homeland lived in the central Asian steppe during the life of the historical figure St. Nick.

          • Shaday AV

            It could easily be said as well that you give certain white people an inch and they go claiming that even Jesus was white (that’s quite a mile to take). White, black… same sins in all races.

        • Mercedes Silva

          Well, can we agree that Jesus was Jewish? Are Jews from 1st century Israel considered white? I think it just depends on people’s interpretation of white. Maybe Jesus was a dark Jewish man? I don’t think the color of his skin matters at all.

        • Michael Norman

          to the black community anyone who is not black in color is white look at zimmerman a mexican he was declared white by our own mulatto president yet he is definitely brown so when it comes to color if its not black your not black and a muslim is tanned not black so he would be considered white by the black race but just like always when it suits someone of color a white person is black if it makes there point

      • GeoffreyDennis

        I interpret “white” to mean the TSA wouldn’t frisk you. I suspect the historical Jesus was just the kind of hirsute, black-haired, swarthy guy that would make a TSA agant say, “Excuse em sir, could you step out of line for a moment?” In other wards, not white enough for Megyn Kelly.

    • Beeta

      Christ is a Jew! Born in Bethlehem . His mother is of Jewish decent from Judea. He is the Son of God. It does not matter his color …He is God! The important thing is you except him as Lord and God for your salvation.

      • George Gaither

        They all were Hebrew.

        • GeoffreyDennis

          Except the women, who were Shebrew. Ethnicity aside, Hebrew is a language, not a distinct ethnicity.

          • George Gaither

            Wow, I guess this is what the system people these days. The Hebrews are people not a language, the were divided into tribes, Judah is know in short as Jews, the other 11 remain the same. It is easy to look up.

          • GeoffreyDennis

            A little knowledge is adangerous thing. B’nai Israel, the “Israelites,” were an ethnos, an ethnic group organized in twelves symbolic tribes – it’s symbolic because there are only 11 sons of Jacob, in order to get the necessary 12, two of the Joseph clans are designated “half-tribes.” One might also suspect that the ethnic claim that all tribes are descended from a single ancestor is fudged, as one of the tribes has the name “Issachar,” which means “wage-earner,” suggesting a social class was re-invented as a “tribe,” and the more obvious evidence of Judges-First KIngs that Judah behaves independantly of the other tribes (why does only Judah, of all the tribes, have its own king? Judah and Israel seem to have been amalgamated by David and Solomon, and promptly split against when the dynasty couldn’t kep them together, sort of like Yugoslavia) and is perceived by the other tribes as outsiders? Ivrit, (Hebrew) on the other hand, is used by the Israelites to describe their langauge. the only people who refer to the B’nai Israel as Hebrews are gentiles, or Israelites when engaged in conversations with gentiles. Clearly, the Bible does not regad these people to be “Hebrews,” it merely concedes that that is the way outsiders refer to them. Israelites think if Hebrew as their language.

          • George Gaither

            Correct, a little knowledge is dangerous.
            C

    • jim

      Define Black.Then define white, The person complaining about Santa was Black as in African American, and wanted her Santa to be the same.Jesus may not have been white like a European, but he probably wasn’t black like an African either. He could have been dark skin no doubt.Some Middle easterners look as black as Africans. but they are still not referred to as Blacks. Megan’s comment was perfectly innocent.and she ment no harm in it.She was just stating the fact that Santa was white which we all agree on being he was based on a European, and that He like Jesus should as a whole be left alone.Why change things after all this time? Just to be politically correct? I think not. It’s bad enough we have this stupid attack on Christ not having to be in Christmas’ when the name in it self say’s it all Christ mas..duh

      • Shaday AV

        She didn’t really want her Santa to be black. She wanted to fit in, not feel like their Santa at home was fake. Megan’s comment had some innocence in it, but it wasn’t perfectly innocent because she called Jesus as of her own race and not the blogger’s. She didn’t say Jesus wasn’t black. What she said equaled in meaning (although perhaps unintended) “he’s of my race, not yours”. That was the problem, because he wasn’t of any of their races.

    • luistp

      Jeshua was Mediterranean, a Jewish Rabbi, probably of olive complexion… it is all there in the New Testament. He wouldn’t stand out to the Roman soldiers from the other Jews around him until they looked at his gaze… THEN they would see the Lord in him. But most important than if He was “this or that” is what He stood for, and His message of “By Your Deeds you will be Judged”… that is what matters.

      https://www.facebook.com/restoretherealjeshua?ref=hl

      …..

    • DocHollywood_2

      Dont confuse Eastern Mediterranean with Nordic

  • AmyB123

    Oh for crying out loud, she’s right! Santa Claus is based on a REAL PERSON who WAS a white man! Is anyone saying we should depict historical black figures as white? No! Stop already, this is beyond ridiculous!

    • EliseR

      Santa Claus is based on St. Nicholas, a monk who lived in what is now Turkey. So, he would have looked liked people from Greece and Turkey look. Not exactly the white European look that Santa is usually depicted with.

      • Eileen Wright

        Not exactly Black either

    • Beeta

      It is a distraction from their horrible Pres.

      • GeoffreyDennis

        What. is he’s supposed to be white, too?

    • Jesse

      Santa Claus is based on the Turko-Greek St. Nicholas. Stop already! You sound like a toothless illiterate!

      • AmyB123

        Typical libtard. Has to start name calling and verbal attacks for no reason. So you classify Greeks and Turks as black? Give your “toothless” rhetoric a rest, it’s pathetic.

        • GeoffreyDennis

          They ain’t caucasians, either. If he’d be stopped by the TSA, which he would be, he ain’t white enough.

          • AmyB123

            Let’s get educated on the major races of the world shall we?

            Caucasian races (Aryans, Hamites, Semites)

            Mongolian races (northern Mongolian, Chinese and Indo-Chinese, Japanese and Korean, Tibetan, Malayan, Polynesian, Maori, Micronesian, Eskimo, American Indian),

            Negroid races (African, Hottentots, Melanesians/Papua, “Negrito”, Australian Aborigine, Dravidians, Sinhalese)

            So looks like Jesus would be classified a caucasion as would Santa.

          • GeoffreyDennis

            Wow, wow!….wow. Did you really write that fabulous, insanely detailed argument taken directly from a 19th century anthropology journal? You actually think there is a “aryan” and “hamite” race? You think any anthropologist or biologist born after 1930 still thinks that? Wow. Wow. I invite you join the, what, late 20th century? Not the sharpest cheese on the enchilada, are you?

          • AmyB123

            Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t realize the designation of race had been changed by this generation. Ridiculous. It is what it is, get over it.

          • GeoffreyDennis

            “By this generation?” What are you, Methusalah? You are ridiculous. What it is is non-sense. “Semitic” is a language group, not a race, “Hamite” and “Aryan” were last recognized as “races” by the Nazis. This is what it is, get over it.

          • AmyB123

            Look, you are arguing semantics. The bottom line is simple. There are only so many race designations. That does not change regardless of what century it is and what resource you use to find it. There are caucasoids, mongoloids and negroids. Period. That is not going to change. History states that Jesus was Middle Eastern, which is considered caucasoid. Try as people might, you cannot change history. History also states that Santa Claus was based on Saint Nicholas who was Greek (born in an area that is now Turkey). Again considered caucasoid. So, without branching out from the original discussion to insult others, it is simple. Jesus and Santa were both caucasian. I know, facts, they’re scary aren’t they.

          • GeoffreyDennis

            I think we were arguing Semitics, not semantics. And I think the “facts” are what scare you, because I’m totally down with them. Truth is, definition of race does change, and it has changed, quite some time ago. Virtually all biologists today would say, in fact, that the concept of “race,” as you use it, is a social convention, a hang-over from some parts of Western Europe and discredited early 19th century efforts at scientic taxonomy and it is now well understood in the 21st cnetury that that taxonomy has no real basis in biology – the facts simply don’t support the model, and consequently, that model has been discarded long ago, everywhere, except, apparently, in comment lines on websites. You also conflate biology and history, which is your second categorical error. Furthermore, history does not “say” anything. “History” doesn’t talk, have a mind of its own, nor does it flow down to us as a fixed, immutable relevation from on high. We construct history from facts and artifacts we find preserved and we organize them into narratives. As new facts are found, new connections become evident, or facts (such as categories of race) prove to be bogus constructs, we revise our histories accordingly. History doesn’t “say” people from the ME are caucasoid. This is a bit of nonsense you picked up somewhere, perhaps from a very old book or a very old teacher, and now you think its some kind of universal verity. Plus you eroneously conflate two other things – language and ethnicity. The fact that Nicolas spoke Greek does not make him ethnically Greek, any more than the fact that a person speaks English means that person is ethnically English. And the populations of ancient anatolia were not all “caucasian,” a term we still use on census and medical forms but which has no scientific validity – its just the way Americans persist in talk about race – i.e., what’s your skin tone? Its as rational as when we say “the sun rose this morning.” The sun never rises – we’ve know that since Copernicus – the earth rotates. To state that “the sun rises” is inaccurate and misleading, a error of perspective and, if taken literally, a false statement. But we still say it, just like we still say “caucasian” and “semite,” even though we now know these terms are misleading and false. AND, third point, even if we play it your way, and insist on clinging to outdated and discredited notions of “Caucasians” and “Semites” as if they were given to us by an immutatable “fact machine,” Jesus still DOESN’T qualify as a causacian, because in that old system, Caucasians and Semites are different “races.” Caucasians are called that not because they are “white,” but because they supposedly descend from peoples who have their origins in the area of the Caucus Mountains at the eastern edge of Europe. Semites, by contrast, were construded to come from Asia Minor and/or the Arabian Pennisula. Hence, using your own taxonomy, a Semite (i.e., Jesus) is still not a Causaian. The truth, as we now understand the facts, here some 400 years into the scientific revolution, is that we all originate from Africa roughly 200,000 years ago from earlier primates, have migrated out across the middle east bridge to various parts of the Old World, and that the small visible genetic variations we mistake for immutable “race” have only appeared in the last 50,000 of human development.

          • AmyB123

            Geoffrey, while I appreciate your argument and even agree to a certain extent, we stray far from the original discussion, which is far more simple. In addition, facial structure has a great deal to do with the, as you see it, antiquated definition of race. People often confuse race with ethnicity as well. We can go around and around and around with this. No, Jesus was not the pasty white Northern European, but neither was he African. Same with Saint Nicholas. And does it really matter? And wandering into the age old discussion of the origin of man is also fruitless in that neither theory can be strictly proven and is based upon individual belief. I respect those who believe strictly in evolution, hopefully they in turn will respect my belief in divine intervention. It is simply getting tiresome that every aspect of life somehow has to be turned into some sort of racial divide. If you want your Santa to be black, have at it! Just don’t tell me mine can’t be white! Same with Jesus. You want to depict him as black – go for it – same result at the end of the day, we both believe in Him. It is time to stop trying to alter history and start trying to impact the future.

          • GeoffreyDennis

            Hmmm, that is a fabulous example of how we revise history, though in a somewhat falsifying way. I’ll leave you with the last word and a bibliography to helpy you bring your racial rhetoric into the current century:

            J. Marks, Human Biodiversity: Genes, Race, and History

            S. J. Gould, The Mismeasurement of Man
            and
            Wonderful Life

        • Jesse

          Typical toothless illiterate. If you are losing an argument invent the other persons argument. Are you intentionally lying about what I said or such a knuckle dragging Neanderthal that you think I said that Turks are black? STOP LYING!!!!

          • AmyB123

            You are hilarious. Really, you are. No, I did not say Turks were black, I asked if that is what you thought, since you seem to be arguing the point the Santa Claus (based upon the Greek/Turk Saint Nicholas) is not a white man.

        • clanks

          “Typical libtard. Has to start name calling and verbal attacks for no reason. ”

          You get the irony of these two sentences side by side, yes?

    • Candice A Wright

      What is up with blacks??? they want everything changed to their likings….sorry that history is what it is …………..we don’t try and make martin luther king etc white ???

  • diana harrell

    Is there NO END to the freakin idiots and their wimpy, whiny, need to boost their egos by destroying everything that we ALL have grown up with ……….like Santa Clause, like seeing a cross, or a manger with baby Jesus. If they hate everything America why are they still here??????????? Merry Christmas one n all.

    • EliseR

      Just because you grew up with a while baby Jesus, doesn’t mean it’s an accurate portrayal. Why would you cling to a lie rather than embrace the truth? Does Jesus having darker skin change how you view him?

      • Eileen Wright

        What is the truth? You don’t know it either…we weren’t there.

      • Beeta

        Christ is a Jew! Don’ t like it take it up with God! I can see a lot of people are going to be left behind when Christ returns. There will be no prejudice in heaven. I don’t care if God is purple he is the Creator of all that is created. That makes him my God. I love him no matter what for he is with me every where I go. Wouldn’t leave home without him! Many on this earth will not see God for they are following into Satan’s snare as scripture told us would happen. A distraction from having your eyes on God in these last days. Just what Satan has achieved. Ignore these distractions and keep you eyes on God. The people fighting over his color will not live with God it eternity but they will see what color he is on judjement day just before they are turned in to hell with Satan and his cohorts. People better wake up this is not a game God is playing! It is eternity with God or eternal torment in Hell! Choice is yours to make . God forces no man to serve him.

        • Leon Stevesn

          Well Said Beeta!!!

      • Candice A Wright

        WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU CHANGE HISTORY –IDIOT??????

    • Jesse

      You know who else I’m tired of? Illiterates who refuse to learn English. It’s CLAUS you stupid hick! If you refuse to learn basic Basic English, why are you still here? Move somewhere where you don’t have to speak English, toothless hick!!!!!

    • Candice A Wright

      AMEN

    • GeoffreyDennis

      I forgot that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, PA. What makes a swarthy Greek saint from Anatolia, a Roman torute device, and a Jew from the Near East so American? I thought you hated these immigrant types?

  • jedwards

    Jesus comes and invites everyone to share his glory no matter what color
    you are. To the black man, he is black, to the red man, he is red, to
    the yellow man, he is yellow and to the white man he is white. Jesus
    (THE WORD) created each of us with uniqueness. I am white, but I believe
    that in the part of the world that He was born in makes him a dark
    skinned man. No one needs to feel inferior because of your color. You need to feel special when you belong to the Body of Christ! Jeremiah 1:5 He knew us before! He placed us on the earth and He will know us when we leave the earth. “Wil He say “Depart from me” OR “Come and inherit the blessings of my father.” Its up to me and its up to you what place we give God in our lives while we are here! Color doesn’t matter :)

    • lovinspoonful

      The part of the world He was born in made him Jewish – not dark skinned.

      • GeoffreyDennis

        You mean Jewish like Jeff Goldblum, or Topel, Leonard Nimoy, or Sasha Baron-Cohenm or Oded Fahr – you know, dusky, black-haired, wire-bearded middle-eastern looking guys?

    • Leon Stevesn

      Right on the mark jedwards

    • Beeta

      amen I want to see Jesus the one who paid a debt he did not owe because I owed a debt I could not pay. Now I have eternal life. This is a dressing room for eternity. We are spirits having human experience not humans having a spiritual experience! This spirit of mine will leave this shell it is in and go be with Christ when I die. It pays to be ready for we know not the hour he will callus home or he returns to gather his l saints.

  • disqus_cSJkcimyEb

    Yes Jesus IS white, but what does that matter? He is still Lord and Savior who shows no partiality. The problem is not with the color of His skin for some, it is a problem that He is in FACT Lord and God Almighty.

    • EliseR

      So he was a while, middle-eastern Jew? Now THAT would be a miracle.

      • Terry Poupart

        A miracle? Really? Well, I’ve been to Israel and I was shown around by a white middle-eastern Jew. I never knew that I was witnessing a miracle. Thanks for letting me in on that.

        • GeoffreyDennis

          You mean the one whose ancestors spent the last 1800 years inter-marrying in Europe? I guess all those brown Jews driving your cabs didn’t qualify?

      • disqus_cSJkcimyEb

        No the only “miracle” will be is if you put your stubborn pride away and follow Jesus Christ! Christians walk by faith not by sight so His skin color could be green for all we care!

  • rhodes autry

    If you see are thinking about the human race as black /Negroid and non-black / non-Negroid, then her statement can be understood… but if you are speaking in terms of strict classification of varieties within the species, finer distinction should be expressed.

  • Leon Stevesn

    Why does all this nonsense about color really matter? What matters is the Jesus Christ, our Savior, is there for everyone who believes on Him no matter what color your skin is. When the believers get to Heaven and see that color does not matter because we will be in such awe at the sight of our Savior. The non-believers can debate color all they want in the lake of fire with Satan and his minions…The time will come when you will have to chose, and the time is closer than you think…

  • DrCrimwitt

    What I find silly is that we even have to have this discussion in the first place. Who freaking cares?

    • Jim LaBelle

      It is an interesting discussion on what Jesus looked like. In Isaiah 52:14 Jesus is described as disfigured. He certainly did not have blond hair as depicted by artists and Satan has probably portrayed him completely opposite in appearance so to not recognize him upon his return.

  • Bonnie Landis

    Stop This Insanity NOW … what difference does it make what color ANYONE is … we’re all children of the one true God. HE certainly doesn’t care what color skin anyone has; didn’t he make us all in His image?