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December 13th, 2013
08:38 PM ET

Fox News anchor sparks controversy with claim that Santa and Jesus are white

Were Jesus and Santa white?

Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly sparked outrage earlier this week when she insisted on her show that the two were, no question, white men.

Kelly was reacting to a piece on Slate.com by Aisha Harris that made the case that Santa "shouldn't be portrayed by a white man anymore," as Harris says the practice causes many minority children to feel "insecurity and shame."

Joining us tonight are CNN legal analysts Mark Geragos and Sunny Hostin.


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  1. Bil Criteser

    Did the African-American even have a Santa Claus before they came to this continent? And Jesus was Jewish? What is the problem?

    December 20, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Reply
  2. Jeff Wescott

    WOW, Wow, wow. Nations openly bent on the destruction of other nations. A lack of potable water sources for 2/3 the worlds problems. Now this battle royale on Out Front? White Santa? White Jesus? Seriously? This is a conversation during prime-time News?

    All I know for sure is that the self proclaimed Jewish kid spouting off about Santa Claus needs to have his meds readjusted. You mad at Santa guy? You're arguments fail so hard as to make me question your qualifications as an authority on this subject. You literally want to equate SANTA CLAUS and his supposed whiteness to the religous injustices of the last 1500 years???? Santa being/or not white are equal? MED CHECK, PLEASE.

    In case anyone wondered The Easter Bunny is really Chartreuse and all of the Martians on Mars are miffed that EVERYONE doesn't see him thusly.

    December 16, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Reply
  3. Lasse Henskjold

    Top reportage, Erin.
    The U.S. diversity is definitely ahead of the trend!
    The next story could become to; A colorless Zoomed angel

    December 16, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Reply
  4. Bil Criteser

    The original St Nick was German, so was European when few blacks were in Europe. So is the ACLU going to make an effort to change this part of "our heritage".

    December 16, 2013 at 1:30 am | Reply
  5. Fed up

    When are people going to stop all this crap! Santa is white and Jesus is white, there I said it and I guess I am a racist too! Next Jesus will be gay and Santa will be his lover!

    December 14, 2013 at 10:13 am | Reply

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