I wasn't going to blog about this.
But everyone won't stop talking about it so...here I am.
To be clear, I'm not talking about my political feelings, leanings, the Affordable Care Act or anything else.
Megyn Kelly said something inflammatory on her show the other day. What else is new. First of all she is an anchor on FOX NEWS...so let's take most of what she says with a grain of salt. Also...she's already pissed me off once this year. (Seriously...don't ever indirectly insult my mommy ever again Fox.)
Anyway. She got on the air and based on some comments from a blogger about how every race should have a Santa, emphatically told kids everywhere "By the way, for all you kids watching at home, Santa just iswhite." Here is the video if you just feel like watching.
And here is what I have to say.
No really. Who gives a flying you-know-what what COLOR Santa is??? Why is this important to even address on THE NEWS. I'm pretty sure there was some international conflict going on last week we could have been educated about, or financial issue here domestically OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT WAS ACTUALLY NEWS WORTHY!
The racial background of Santa is NOT newsworthy. At some point my daughter is going to realize that I am Santa. For now however I don't think it has EVER crossed her mind 'Santa's a White dude!' Because they are children!!!! They know we are all different but they don't care until you TEACH them to care.
For example, my daughter made some new friends this weekend. At one point there was some conflict as there often is. One little girl, when asked who said what, called Boomer 'the brown girl.' Do you know why? Because Boomer IS brown. There was no malice in this child's heart. She was simply describing her the best way she could in the absence of a name.
The fact that this is even an issue is BEYOND stupid. Santa is what he is alright. A fictitious character, based in part on a real person, that makes kids happy! Don't make it more than that.
Kelly then goes on to say that Jesus is White too. Further solidifying she is an idiot that probably didn't do well in Geography. I'm just saying...never seen any White people in that part of the world.
If you like Jon Stewart this is funny :) (Skip to about 3:30)