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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Maybe Santa is Blue

I wasn't going to blog about this.

But everyone won't stop talking about it 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 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)


Kalyn P said...

I didn't see the clip but I think it's ridiculous... you're completely right, why does it effing matter!?

On another note, your story reminded me of my friends son, he is mixed and he says he is "light brown" and his cousin is "just brown" (he is four) and I thought it was too funny... But it just goes to show that kids (or anyone) really don't care until they're taught to care. Great post!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

I hadn't heard about this but wow, I'm shocked. Santa is make believe so we can make believe him any color we want. I think you're right that he should be blue.

Rachel said...

Seriously. I hope Megan Kelly realizes that defending the race of an IMAGINARY CHARACTER on the news is sinking to an unprecedented low.

Tiffany said...

Uggggh Megan Kelly...I saw this on Jon Stewart last night too. SHE IS THE WORST.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I'm with you... WHY was this news?! I mean, give me a break. I feel like people purposely stir the pot. I'm with you... who cares what color Santa is? I mean, surriously!!!!! There are more important things to focus on in this world in my opinion. Ridiculous!

MarlaJan said...

Megyn Kelly pissed us off already this year, and now she has to start spouting off this crap??? I can't.... I just can't.

I loved how in her rebuttal to Jon Stewart she got all huffy. Because Hello?! Santa is a fictional character and she was clearly joking.

Jon Stewart is my hero

jackie jade said...

I saw jon stewart talking about this. yeah, I love how the news is discussing the race of a fictitious character. super necessary. sigh.
-- jackie @ jade and oak

Jena Roach said...

Oh brother. I can't believe she said that. Jesus is white? Umm, no. Jon Stewart's clip is hilarious!

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

I feel like Santa is a lot like Jesus. He is whoever you want him to be. He's colorless. Even though mostly he's almost always white... Ha!