Megyn Kelly Says Her ‘White Santa’ Critics Are Race-Baiting

Megyn Kelly Says Her 'White Santa' Critics Are Race-Baiting

Can you guess the real victim here?

Megyn Kelly is going with the just-kidding defense after drawing mockery for her claim that Santa Claus — and Jesus — are white. On her show Friday, she accused Scrooges who didn't get the joke of race-baiting.

“In kicking off the lighthearted segment, I offered a tongue-in-cheek message for any kids watching, saying that Santa, who I joked is a real person… is identifiable is white,” she said Friday. (You can watch the video here.)

Also read: Stephen Colbert and Megyn Kelly Agree: Santa Is White (Video)

Kelly made her initial comments in response to a Slate piece by Aisha Harris saying that depictions of Santa as a white man hurt children of other races. Kelly said on her show Friday that her comments were in a the spirit of humor, like Harris’ piece.

“That’s in part why we covered the story in the first place — humor is a part of what we try to bring to this show, but sometimes that is lost on the humorless,” she said.

Also read: Jon Stewart on Fox News and Its White Santa Debate (Video)

She also said she was only noting, as Harris had, that Santa is usually portrayed as white. She then ran a montage of late-night hosts and black news personalities, including CNN's Don Lemon, calling her out for her remarks.

“This would be funny if it were not so telling about our society, in particular, the knee-jerk instinct by so many to race-bait and to assume the worst in people, especially people employed by the very powerful Fox News Channel,” she said.

In her initial remarks, she told “all you kids watching” not only that Santa was “just white,” but that Jesus was white, too.

“By the way, I also said Jesus is white,” she said Friday. “As I’ve learned in the past two days, that is far from settled.”

  • Theadore K Mullins

    People need to stop being so sensitive about crap like this. I mean really have we turned into a world of over sensitive crying pussies. The only reason this race crap still matters is because of people crying about it all the time. Look I don't give a damn if Santa is white, black, or brown. Just like I don't give a damn if a person white, black, or brown all of us have the capacity to be nice and decent people as well as the capacity to be assholes color has absolutely nothing to do with anything. As far as the jesus thing… even in black churches he is pictured as white they didn't color his face in with a felt marker or something. I mean Jesus Christ for the love of god people stop being so sensitive to this stuff life is too short for shit like this.

    • Tony

      Come to Hawaii some time where you are the minority and explain to your kids what “Kill Haole Day” means.

      • Hawkeyeproud

        Yeah and I am sure some right-wing nut job will say ” Look what Obama did as a kid…”.

    • JS

      This Country is doomed because of Political Correctness. This has gone completely out of hand. Call it the way you see it and forget the stupidity of trying not upset anyone.

    • larry

      how many black churches have you been in

  • Caley McGuire

    Atta girl, Megyn. Deflect and double-down. . . tried and true.

  • LauraG

    I'm going to assume Theadore that you are white? It's easy to not be sensitive, “crying pussies” when you've never known what it is like. I am white, and I've never been asked to get out of my car when pulled over for speeding, and I've never been followed around a store simply because of the color of my skin. I am going to assume that it does make one a little sensitive when you are the one it's happening to. And don't start with “can't we let the race thing go” because if you can be honest, racism is very alive and well in this country and you know it. Just because it doesn't affect you – doesn't mean it's not happening. Unfortunately, like most things in life, we have little compassion and understanding until it personally hits home.

    • el1jones

      I have to agree

    • rick

      I am a black man and one thing I tell all my brothers and sisters is to educate yourself. Education is the greatest equalizer. With a sound education, apart from gaining access to more lucrative opportunities, it also affords us the wisdom to ignore and Insulate the effects of such stupid attempts at racial discrimination. There is only one color in this country. Green is the only color. I believe racism is used more by black leaders as an excuse for job security. Apart from television personalities do you know of anyone who was affected by the fact that santa was white or appeared white. What's next for historical revisionist: ” Buddah was African”? So every time the population demographic changes we haved to rewrite history to appease the populace? This is utter bull crap. A sound education will also dismiss such stupid train of thought. Its time for this country to get real leaders.

      • James Barclay

        How about saying you are a caring person instead of identifying yourself as a representative for a certain peoples. That is all I'm interested in. Don't be a race, a persona, a cog in a machine. Try and be yourself and speak for yourself. Quite frankly “racial revisionism” is just another form of racism. Man, I'm not a race. I am a human being. How about you?

      • Cooper8

        Dear Rick, I wish people would learn from you and Educate Themselves. So many do not realize who is hurting them the most in this country. I never vote because of race, religion, etc. I do not vote for the “person” who smiles, looks nice and most of all gives the American people the “BEST CON JOB!” Research, Research, Background checks on line, who are they or have been affiliated with is a must! I must say this. When Obama gives a speech to a Black audience, note, all of a sudden!!!!! he has a Southern Accent! NOW, that is offensive, degrading, disrespectful!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • johnd9425 .

        You are so right Rick…….There are racist acts but they get lost in the mix of things because the race card and victim card is played by the left and black leaders every time someone farts to loud….Santa Claus was a mythical figure generated by white culture…I did not see any ill will in her statement

    • JS

      LauraG – You NOT a white person – just pretending to be one. You are from downtown Detroit and you know what color that makes you.

      • James Barclay

        JS. who give a BS? How about we not be races or “detrots”? How about we be caring human beings? I am not a color. I am not one of my wings. I am a human being and I won't listen to anyone who wants me to be anything else.

        • JS

          James Barclay – What planet you are from. Color does matter – just ask Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Obama, etc.Your prejudice is showing.

    • ganderdavis

      Laura G get for real you are so full of BS. Blacks are targeted because of the way a lot of them carry themselves. If you walk around acting like a criminal then people will regard you as such. I'm sure if you were to dress and act a certain way you yourself might just attract the attention you claim you wouldn't want. To hear blacks constantly cry about racial profiling and then using the race card over and over gets tiresome at the least. Get out of your tribe mentality and then maybe you just might not attract all that attention.

    • schema

      I'm white. I get treated like a criminal every time I have an encounter with the law. I get pulled over for driving through the questionable neighbourhoods of my home city for no reason at all. I get called racist things at work. I've been mugged walking home. Being white doesn't mean that one automatically has a privileged life and is immune to racism. It just isn't politically correct to talk about it when it happens to white people. Maybe I should just move to your neighbourhood, the gated suburbs. where I can look down from my ivory tower and tell the world how privileged white people are.

      • James Barclay

        Color arguments are futile. “My life” v “Your life” is almost absurd. We are human beings. Power People use their powers to make us be what they want so they can rule over us, divide us and keep us weak, ignorant, confused and sick in the body and mind. I like the term “Ubuntu” (I am because of who we are). I am a human being because we are all human beings that thirst and hunger for justice, peace, love and meaning in life on our own terms. Stopping race baiting means stop thinking about yourself being a race and refusing to make you- or me- be a race. How about a little “Love Baiting”?

    • James Barclay

      Laura G's version of race baiting is the “example driven” evidence and personal witness. Sorry, Laura .If you want this world to be differnet, quit whining and get to work getting justice and peace for everyone in whatever way you can. and I'm not going to tell you how many times I got stopped and slammed up against the hood of my car back in the 1960s because I had long hair.

    • johnd9425 .

      Laura G you are a liberal moron…one of those white people full of guilt because…well because you are white. You are really pitiful…..normal people are just tired of the race card and victim class of people played everyday. Do racist things happen…sure….but right now the most abused person is a white hetrosexual, Christian male….go hug a tree moron

  • abunawas

    So many losers here, what are we gonna deny the fact the mere absolute fact, yes there was saint Nicholas in eastern roman empire, and he was off course white like it or not, is irrelevant, also Jesus was white like it or not, you can live with that, or you can go to hell and join some jehadi, what a losers, and obama , what this liar is doing here with Santa and Jesus, huh obama snit

    • imjustsaying

      Lol. What was this unintelligent pshycobabble about?

    • Tyler

      You do realize that Santa Claus was based off the ideals, principles, and the actions of Saint Nicholas. Since Santa is just a representation of giving and wonder why does it matter if he's black or white or asian or hispanic? And stop acting like Santa is a mirror image of the life of Saint Nicholas because if you really want to get all factual about it, I'm pretty sure Saint Nicholas didn't have flying reindeer and elves to make his toys. Yeah we all know that Saint Nicholas was white. We have factual evidence of that. But Santa Claus, a fictional character without any factual evidence backing anything up, is supposed to really be taken this seriously. Santa is a fictional character so let's just all live in peace with our own interpretations of it.

      • Cg Chase

        Most grownups have no interpretation of Santa and know it's a cross between a real character and a pagan ritual that was popularized mainly by Americans. Now that we have spread the deeds of this mythical character worldwide and are debating about his fictional race, please tell me just how stupid we look. I'm sure we look as dumb as Megyn Kelly did when she made the statement that Santa was white. Any problems with a brown Easter Bunny Megyn or must it also be white?

  • John Hughes

    When Steven Colbert agrees with you, he is really disagreeing with you. Do you not understand sarcasm?

  • Zach

    Like most Slate bloggers, Aisha Harris cares more making a ruckus than anything else. But before she slides into obscurity, it should be noted that she shares the first name of one of Muhammad's wives. The 7th century “Aisha” was a six-year-old who married the 52-year-old prophet. Slate readers may/may not be interested to know that this marriage wasn't consummated until she reached the ripe age of nine. Perhaps the 21st century Aisha will blog about that aspect of Islamic history, but somehow I doubt it.

    • GW

      Racist much?

      • Zach

        Only you are talking about race and you probably do endlessly. Interesting that you allow some aspects of history to be discussed, others not.

    • Cg Chase

      So there is no need to mention the fact that in early America, centuries after Muhammad's death, 40 and 50 year olds were marrying ten and eleven year olds. So I guess your revelation isn't really that shocking at all is it. Funny that anyone who goes against the white fantasy is a trouble maker.

      • Zach

        Are you saying early Americans settlers are as venerated as Muhammad? I doubt it. Progressives have written plenty of criticism of Christ and early Christians. About Muhammad and Islam, not so much. Why not?

        • Cg Chase

          I'm saying trying to make a point by comparing a culture that existed 1600 years ago to todays culture is counter productive and doesn't make your point any clearer, but you just want to be heard regardless of how mis-guided your comparison is.

          • Zach

            It is reasonable to compare other peoples in the past to those in the present. However, that is not the point. Here in 2013, a writer named “Aishia” has no problem writing about “Santa Claus” in a critical fashion while many progressives, such as those at Salon, would not write about Muhammad in a similar way in 2013. Their interest in deconstructing one aspect of history and not another tells us something about progressives.

          • B.Winston

            Zach it seems that you're upset that we are at war with another Muslim country for no reason at all!! If you, Meygan, Rush, Imus, O'Reilly, Hannity and others like you can take shots at others solely because of race, why can't those same people rebut your insults? Don't give me this progressive or Liberal Bullshit either! The reason you and others like you get so defensive for being what you are is because the truth really does hurt! If it were not for the Koch Brothers, Heritage, and other Radical Racist Special interest Groups paying for Fox and Limbaugh, Hannity and others to be on air , Nobody would pay any attention to any of you dumb ass bitches and that Skank would be fired!!

          • Cg Chase

            If comparing Santa to Muhammad and Aishia's blog comment as a progressive slant on a fictional character, your point is non-existent, St Nicholas was a real person, Santa Claus was not. You cannot deconstruct the history of a fictional character because the history is not real. I truly hope you understand that there was never a reindeer led sleigh pulling a fat guy through the sky so that he might come down a small chimney and leave you free gifts. Your comparison should have been between characters of equal status like Jesus and Muhammad, but then you would have no cause to rant about Aisha's character assassination of your fictionally historic Santa.. I apologize if Aisha has defamed your pagan ritual but Santa Claus has nothing to do with religion and had no involvement with the birth of Christ. I guess when Easter comes you will wonder why progressive writers defame the whiteness of the Easter Bunny by suggesting that it was brown. Those darn fiction deconstructers will be at it once again.

          • Zach

            good of you to apologize on the part of the Anti-Santa Claus Front or whatever you call yourself. You're not exactly being as heroic as you think you are by denying the existence of S.C. Why not try doing the same with Muhammad's friend, the angel Gabriel?

          • James Barclay

            NON-ISSUE. NON-ISSUE, WILL ROBINSON.

          • James Barclay

            Cg Chase. To me the only culture that is worth existing to me is the human race living authentically with peace and justice. History does not exist because it is the past. the future does not exist because it hasn't happened yet. Only today, this moment, you, I, everyone counts right now. (A “moment” in time is the amount of time it takes light to travel a Planck length. That is how transient existence and presence are. To live within that moment as fully as I possibly can with love and peace is all I can ever hope for.)

        • James Barclay

          You remind me of the argument between Serrano and the pitcher who when he said “Jesus, he no help my bat hit ball.” Serrano practiced Voodoo. The pitcher says, “You trying to tell me Jesus can't hit a baseball?” Another useless holy war and yet another ‘non-issue'.

      • James Barclay

        and another ‘non- issue'.

    • James Barclay

      Here comes a ‘non issue'.

  • steven

    hey: the truth is….. fox is a racist network. I live in north Idaho and these people actually listen to the fox drivvle. 4 out of 5 people up here do not want a person of color in any town . I watch and listen and this country is far from friendly to them other people…….north Idaho is insulated and most trans-plants are here for a reason. AND guess what? fox news and shows and especially radio is what them white boys listen to. peace and love steven

    • JS

      As opposed to listening to MSNBC – a trash media getting its orders from Obama. And you know whose side he is on. This is the Station where Chris Mathews announced that he gets a shiver down his leg when he listens to Obama speak.

      • GW

        And what exactly is your point? Right-wingers watch Fox and Left-wingers watch MSNBC. So the hell what.

    • JS

      I suppose you would call any one who disagrees with Obama a racist. No place for an intelligent discussion. Sad.

  • John

    Great work. Props to you Tim Malloy. What an important and essential topic you have brought forth. We definitely can't allow any thoughts that race relations are getting better. Keep up the good work of reporting meaningless debates that only fuel hate. Don't report any real news for fear that people might learn something.

  • Bert Croft

    The truth of the matter is that most of the racist people today are black. Take this woman that Megyn Kelly was talking about. She said she was ashamed as a child that Santa was white. That's about as racist as any KKK member has ever been. Al Sharpton has gotten filthy rich from racist black people. If MLK were alive today, he would be ashamed of the way black people use their skin color to get their what they want.

    • Truth

      If Blacks were using their skin color to get what they want how come they don't nothing?
      Also can Black people be racist?

      • JS

        You are right – Black people are the worst racist. Where have you been the last 5 years and not witness the racism coming from the White House. Obama is the worst offender.
        And look how far Obama has come because of is skin color.

        • tvgator1 .

          Let me get this right: you're saying Obama became president because he's Black? BWWWWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You need to sell some of what you're smoking…

        • Cg Chase

          Honestly, If Obama was actually black he would have never had a chance to be president. All of you whites keep referring to him as black when he could just as easily be called white. Being of mixed race and raised by a white family I would have to say he;s more white than black. Since the blacks embraced him knowing of his mixed culture, would'nt that make them less racist than the whites who refer to him as black instead of white or mixed.

          • ganderdavis

            Cg I think you know if President Obama had been running as a republican blacks would be looking at his skin color with different glasses. Unless you happened to be locked away in a soundproof room at the time President Obama was running for office then I truly can understand how you missed all the blacks raving about him having a chance to become The First Black President.

          • Cg Chase

            So here we go again with the Republican response that all black people voted for Obama. A historical misnomer since the majority of blacks don't even vote. Can we just admit that of the many bad presidents white people have chosen in the past both Republican and Democrat. the blacks were bound to support a president whose policies you don't agree with. You are correct if he was a republican Hilary would now be president because the Republicans are not supportive of policies that favor minorities and very few partisans vote for the other side. Regardless of how you feel I completely understand why blacks would have voted for the first black candidate who stood a chance of becoming president. You will never admit it but had the circumstances been reversed and it was the first white president, the white support would have been enormous. Don't worry it probably won';t happen again for another 20 years, but we will turn out in force again for the first woman president. Hilary.

      • Jess

        ……. Beyonce, Jay Z, Oprah, Russell Simmons, Ben Carson, Bill Cosby, Halle Berry(she's half black so it still counts), Hank Aaron, Michelle Obama, Muhammed Ali, Nelson Mandela, Quincy Jones, Serena Williams, Sir Sidney Poitier, Tyra Banks, Usain Bolt, Will Smith, and obviously President Barack Obama. But you know, these people haven't done anything in their lives…
        And just for the record, anybody can be racist and I think you need to educate yourself.

      • Cg Chase

        You know us. We use the race card to increase our number of unemployed, to ensure that we are the major race represented in prison and to get the best housing in crime ridden neighborhoods. LMAO. That fantasy race card that blacks are accused of using actually does nothing beneficial for blacks except to piss off whites.

    • Mister Oh

      The first one to state that the race card is being played (Bert Croft, in this instance), are usually the ones playing the race card.

      The “truth of the matter is” that you're a racist, and you don't like the label – but that's just the crud that just keeps flowing out of you.

    • Jess

      I don't know what black people you know but none I know do any of that. Most black people don't have a problem with seeing Santa depicted as a white guy because at the end of the day, he's just some guy giving presents. The problem with the people in this generation is that there are so sensitive to little things. For example, I have gone to private school all my life and have been “jokingly” called an Oreo and had some of my white friends tell me that they are “Blacker than me.” But instead of getting upset about it, I've just decided to let it go. And quite honestly I don't think that black people use our skin color to get things because if anything, it prevents us from getting things. I know from experience that a pretty little white girl has a better chance of getting what she wants in the world than me. But like many black people I know, I actually try to rise above it. One last thing. A lot of black people are racist because they've been discriminated against so often that they develop a dislike for that entire race. It's not right but if you were beaten up every day by somebody who is not they same color as you, I think you'd develop a dislike for everyone like them.

      • Cg Chase

        They already have Jess. We have been demonized since the end of slavery.

    • Cg Chase

      Well that's strange, it's been a whole lot of mixed kids born in the last twenty years with a black parent, how do you feel about mixed marriages?

  • Danger

    So why is Megyn Kelly racist for suggesting Santa is white, while others are not racist for suggesting Santa is black?

    As usual, with race topics, only the whites can be defined as “racist”.

    • larry

      and Jesus too

    • Mister Oh

      The first one to say that the race card is being played, is usually the only one playing the race card.

    • el1jones

      Because they're not saying Santa is black or white, but rather Santa is what you want him (or her for that matter) to be. And the original Saint Nicholas, from where the tradition started, was from Turkey, and thus Persian. Later showing up in european folklore.

      • Justin McElhaney

        Yes he was born in Turkey which was conquered by Rome but he was born to a rich Greek couple and if you didn't know Greeks were also Romans and Romans were white..hence the real Saint Nick was white….heck even paintings and sculpters dating back to 1000 AD during his time which he lived depict him as white…

    • c k

      Isn't the point that Santa is utterly fictitious and can have whatever color you want not to mention stripes, polka-dots, or look like an Al Quida terrorist?

      • Justin McElhaney

        The argument is about the man who Santa is based after..Saint Nick…anf the real Saint Nick was white…he was Greek and in 1000 AD Greeks were also Romans and Romans were white…even paintings and sculpters made of Saint Nick at the same time he lived depicted him as white..hard to argue against those facts…and for the record Jesus was neither white or black..he was olive toned.. more like middle eastern…

    • Cg Chase

      The problem is only whites go out of their way to prove they aren't racist by suggesting all the other races are. It's not racist to say all blacks are on welfare or all Muslims are terrorist. Why? because most whites believe it's the truth. So if you actually believe these things are true don't worry you're not racist, you're just stupid.

  • Professor

    JESUS was not white. Read the description of him in the bible. Jewish people became of lighter skin once they began intermarriaging with the Romans and Greeks. Also when the German Jews migrated back. That is why JESUS was able to be hid in Africa during his early years, because he fit in, just as Moses fit in with the Egyptians (North Africans). Also go over to Isreal and actually look at the myriad of colors of the Jewish people in the Middle East…not the Jewish people in Europe and America. By the way when it comes to JESUS and GOD race really doesn't matter. The heart matters instead.

    • Enzo

      His color of skin is not of importance, the message is. Why would you argue anything about skin color?

      • Mister Oh

        BECAUSE YOU (Megyn Kelly, in this case.) BROUGHT IT UP!!!!

        • James Barclay

          What-the-hell- ever? are we really that much “sheeple”?

    • vincent berner

      no, none of it matters because there is no god.

      • James Barclay

        OK. I accept your conviction and whatever there is that there is no god. Now can we move on?

    • James Barclay

      Oh. So now we care what race he was instead of what he said? Good going, Professor. Whatever your field of expertise did your students have to know the race of your examples in teaching or their subjects? Mine never did. My students were and are human beings. The men and women who invented and developed the ideas and systems I taught had no race. And their religions or faiths or what color their gods were were none of my business and not within my area of expertise. All I cared about was that they learned and that they understood, at least in part, what I was trying to teach. I think you might concur that it is a non-issue?

  • Enzo

    Considering Saint Nicholas was a Greek bishop, and Santa inspired by the Dutch I have to agree with Megan, seem the real racist or those denying Santa's very white roots!

    • Zach

      Just don't discuss the racial aspects of Kwanzaa

    • Jess

      I mean… Santa Claus(Not Saint Nicholas) is a fictional character who represents the giving and wonder of Christmas. I really don't think it'd matter what skin color he is since the message would still be there. I don't think anybody is denying that he is commonly seen as a white guy but I think the whole problem with what she said was that she was doing the stereotypical Fox News thing to do. She's claiming that she's in a debate yet she basically tells everyone that they are wrong and she's right so there is no use in discussing it. Just let people have their white Santas or Black Santas or Asian or Hispanic Santas and just let us all move on. Can't everyone just have their own interpretation of things without some self important individual undermining it?

      • Enzo

        What horror Jess, Imagine next she might say Buddha is Asian?

  • JS

    The only solution is to divide the Country in two areas – One for the Blacks and Far Left progressives. And any one else who wants to join in the Black USA. And the rest in White USA. Perfect solution.
    Then there will be no race comments offensive to any one. Jesus and Santa can be happily White or whatever else you want it to be in the White USA and Black in Black USA. Perfect solution. Then SNL Star J. Stewart can join the Black USA and live happily ever after.

    • larry

      what about Hispanics and Asians

    • Mister Oh

      How about you feel free to Self-Deport, because America IS NOT DIVIDED.

      You want to divide America? Let's just get you that TRAITOR t-shirt right now!

      • JS

        Well the bickering between the Blacks and all others are getting more acrimonious. Blacks feel that they are still on the Plantation. So let us create a Plantation for them and their left wing progressives. Their own Black America. Problem solved.

        • Mister Oh

          You don't like the USA as it is, then leave.

          You want to call Americans “the Blacks” then expect someone to believe that you will not shoot an American in the back when they're facing the enemies of America.

          You are a traitor just waiting for an opportunity. Let me take this opportunity to say, just leave. Go someplace where where you will be loyal to the citizens, and not just your bigotry.

          • JS

            It is the Blacks who do not like USA. Remember when Obama, hero of Black people, went on a world tour apologizing to the whole world on behalf of America. Remember, when Michelle Obama declared that she has never been proud of USA except now that Obama has been elected.

            When you criticize Obama and disagree with him, you are called a racist. If Jesus is called ‘white', you are called a racist. Obviously, Blacks do not like USA. Then go ahead and move to a divided Country and we will call it Black America. All day long you can criticize the Whites and how they mis-treated you when you were a slave. You can carry a chip on your shoulder as if people owe you a guaranteed income for life.

            It is time for the Blacks to grow up and be responsible.

          • Mister Oh

            I'd bet you must live in one of those gated communities with an armed guard posted 24/7… You probably even have BARS on your windows and you NEVER forget to turn on your home alarm!!! Your pants get all wet at the idea of having a steel-walled bulletproof SAFE ROOM installed in your house!!!
            Coward. You live your life in fear of the dark, and then you have the nerve to say that others need to “grow up.”
            It's time for you to answer to where your national loyalties lie, because as far as I can see, you will be the first to attack an American.

          • JS

            Lots of words but no sense in it. I think you are ready for a Blacks only Country. That way you will have a country where everyone has a chip on his shoulder and waiting for the Guaranteed Income for life from the Big Govt – courtesy of Obama and the Democrats. Go back to your ghetto home and wait for the check to arrive.

          • Mister Oh

            Nobody can change your capacity for intelligence. If you're stupid, then you're just going to be stupid – and no amount of commentary is going to change you from being stupid, fearful, lazy, or a traitor.

          • JS

            Intelligence ? It is something you would not understand Neither does our Black President. I think you are both ready to go back to your Black Ghetto Home and smell whatever it is that you smell.

          • Mister Oh

            Nice validation effort! Keep it up!

          • big dong

            you are so effin right plus theres too much white guilt over what ?

    • James

      Yes because the majority of people in America is so racist towards each other, that peace simply isn't possible…Not like there are actual level headed people in this country open to other's differences or anything…
      And since I'm assuming you lack a lot of intelligence, that was sarcasm.

    • big dong

      or kill all nogs

  • Mister Oh

    The one who states that the RACE CARD (or RACE BAITING in this case) is being played. IS USUALLY THE ONLY ONE PLAYING THE RACE CARD/BAITING RACE.
    Love how you said it was a joke, after you had already told everyone to “get over it.”

  • grownup

    I laugh everyday reading these comments thanks for making my day what a joke

  • madmath2001

    Ugh! My parents raised me to be color-blind when it comes to skin color.
    These racial rants and racist accusations make it difficult to live up to their teachings. There is no reason skin color of Santa must be an issue, regardless of the color of one's skin. He personifies the spirit of giving…a trait all of us should embody and appreciate. End of discussion.

  • jay kauffman

    Its obvious that Kelley is a liar – she WAS NOT making a joke – she was dead serious

    • ganderdavis

      Please can just ONE of you who claim they know the true color of Jesus please show your proof. And not your Well all the others in that time were mentality. The truth is you don't know anymore then MK so your just as wrong as you say she is. Jesus might just be a rainbow of colors and could look the way and color that he wanted. I guess we might all find the truth as to his color and if he really exist someday. But as for MK can call Jesus white just as you can call him black or yellow or any rainbow color that you want.

  • Ellen

    So Ms. Kelly's critics are “race baiters?” Huh? I suppose I might have been willing to see the “humor” had the topic stopped with a mythical elf who never existed, but Ms. Kelly went on to discuss Jesus – and that's where I draw the line. Because unlike Ms. Kelly, I remember and lived through the years when such assertions were used to denigrate and dehumanize people of color – not to mention the mumbling that occurred when a supposedly devout Christian had to admit (sort of and grudgingly” that Jesus was a middle eastern Jew and lacked both blond hair and blue eyes. So no, Ms. Kelly, this white woman “of a certain age” finds no humor whatsoever in any of your remarks. They take me very unpleasantly back to a time in our history that should shame us all, that I watched nightly on television, and which raise for me the fear I felt when at 16 I was chased down the street by a vicious dog in California whose owner had set him on me for daring to distribute flyers that suggested that a Fair Housing Act that did away with restrictive covenants in real estate (you do know what those were don't you, Ms Kelly?) and prohibited discrimination in housing in a white neighborhood would be a good (and long past due) legislative act. There is NOTHING funny, not even remotely humorous, in your effort to inject some “fun” into your broadcast. It was offensive in the extreme and NOT just to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. If you haven't gotten THAT message yet you are a very slow learner and need a good, well taught course on the history of racial and religious discrimination in this Country.

    • JS

      Poor Ellen – she is as Black as they come. And she is not happy about it.

  • c k

    This bimbo wouldn't know a joke if it punched her in the nose,,,which on 2nd thought it did and she didn't.

  • c k

    Santa Claus, the Boogey Man, Jesus, the Tooth Fairy, Hansel and Grettle, the Big Bad Wolf, etc,,,are all early forms of science fiction. Skip christmas this year and discover your local library instead!!!

  • Raymond Moser

    I guess “they” also RACE BAITED the poor comedic KKK out of existence too.

  • tvgator1 .

    She's the idiot who said DEFINITIVELY brought in the race card by stating that Santa is white and then has the nerve to come back and say it was just a humor comment and that anyone who criticizes her is race baiting. Total FOX tactic. Meant to be listened to by their moronic viewers. Sorry, normal people with brains can see through that crap.

  • Dr. Dean

    That “I was just joking” excuss is just plain lame. Then, she acts defensive by claiming “We didn't get it” so people who don't like great and powerful Fox News are race baiting. Is she so dumb that she doesn't know that she is the one that brought up the “Santa is just white. And Jesus was a white man too” “Historical fact” she went on to say. Joking??? I don't think so. Typical Fox.

  • Dusty

    Fox news-pinhead central

  • Larry

    Santa is white. White people pay taxes so black people can have welfare. Merry Christmas! Thank you white santa's

    • Sieben713

      Are you two related ?

  • Clipper

    Race Bitch!!!

  • Justin McElhaney

    Jesus was described as being olived skin..so he wasn't black or white..as for santa..the real saint nick..he was actually white..he was born in Turkey but he was born to a rich Greek couple and if you didn't know Greeks were also Roman…not trying to sound racists but trying to state actual facts…

  • Justin McElhaney

    The real Saint Nick was white..Jesus was olived toned..more persian or middle eastern….and Big Bird is yellow…argument closed….

  • James Barclay

    Well, there you have it: another instance of the war between the races- for fun and profit. White Santa v Black Santa. Kwanza v Christmas. Hate v Hate. but really, we don't want none of that “Christmas Cheer” and “Peace On Earth To All Mankind”, do we? We want Black TV channels and White TV channels, Black radio and White radio. Black rap music and White pop music. We want the NAACP and the Tea Party. We want Black inner city street gangs and White football thugs. White movies and Black movies, Affirmative action based on race and creed and not education and merit. We want Black leaders and White leaders, not world leaders. We want Black churches and White churches, not People churches. We want Black ghettos and White Southern trailer parks. we want Soul food v the French Chef. Afrosheen v Maybelline. Cadillacs v Mercedes. The KIA Soul v the Honda Civic. and when was the last time you saw a cigarette billboard or ad in a White neighborhood. You'll see them plastered all over Black neighborhoods. Taxicabs and buses: Black neighborhoods: “Sorry, Ma'am, we don't go there. Its too dangerous for our drivers.” v “Sorry, Ma'am, its too far out of town and our drivers don't know the place well enough to get around.” We want BET v Fox. We want international relief for African children, but none for the children of Albania, Romania or Bulgaria- and visa versa. we don't want that silly “rainbow” stuff. We don't want to say a person is human. We would rather say that if someone has an ounce of African blood in him or her, she or he is “black, black, black” or if not, “white, white, white”. and don't we simply love those special racial slurs we have for each other and use them, sometimes on ourselves. But nobody can use those names on us. right? “My ——s”, “Us ——- boys”. Oh, and “its a black thing” or “its a white tradition” used to keep us on edge and at each others necks. One says, “Lay off my blue suede shoes” while the others say “Don't be touchin’ my Air Jordans”. then out come the knives and cheap pistols. Really, don't ‘welfare mothers’ come from Northern black ghettos but not the squalor of Mississippi three room shotgun shacks. White Ayrans, La Familia and supposed “Black Muslim” gangs in prisons and no one stops and bans them. And when did you last see a Black man playing Shakespeare besides James Earl Jones or a White play a convincing King Lear? How many Blacks did you see at the last Winter Olympics? The Jamaican Bobsled team? Its gotta be that way, doesn't it? After all, what could ever be wrong with it? It brings entertainment and excitement. It makes lots of money. It increases the size and power of government. I make for more hirings of police officers, ER nurses and doctors, social services workers, racially based professional political activists. and it makes for great Pro Wrestling. It isn't “Increase the Peace” and never was. Its “Sell the hate and lets have more of it”. Well, I don't give a — what you all say: I'm going make my own friends regardless of what your attitudes are about me. I'm going to love who I want, no matter how much hate you spread. I'll bring and olive branch while you bring a “shiv” or a “piece”. and I'm going to wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year whether it makes your hating heart like it, or not. And I will be at peace with my maker and work for justice from which only peace can come. God bless us everyone.

  • Cooper8

    Jesus was born of a white father and mother who were Jewish and born in the Middle East, Laura G. You are so guttural!! You language is so disgusting!! Get that chip off your shoulder and EDUCATE yourself. You listen to too many hate mongers in your Society, Laura, [not a raciest remark but you will see it that Way for sure!]You believe in liars as in Jackson, Sharpton, Obama, Michelle and all the rest of their Socialist friends, Commie. Whites too, who are doing NOTHING but keep some Black People in the dark. That's is how they make their money. I have been, spit at with phlem hanging off my cheek, stoned, beat up by Whites and Blacks, had and still to this day have been called horrible names. I could go on and on with the hate I still go through and guess who did the hate????? Christians, Whites and Blacks. And, to express myself I do not have to use “The Words You do.” OH! and by the way, I am White and Jewish Laura G. Do I hate all the people who have hurt me, No! I stay away from people like that and another Guess what, my friends are Black, White, Jewish and Christian. I would never think of being in the same room with you!!!!!!!!