Okay, sure. Only old white men watch Fox News, not kids, but never mind.
In related news, God is white. Everyone in the Bible is white. The Easter Bunny is white, and so is the Tooth Fairy.
Also, presidents are white--legitimate presidents, anyway. Popes are white. Movie and TV stars are white--except Oprah. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela weren't white, but they were conservative patriots, which is like honorary whites.
Basically anyone good or important is or was white. These people made the world what it is today, which is civilized and white.
Just a joke?
As America mocked Kelly mercilessly, she tried to explain herself:
Megyn Kelly doubles down on ‘white Santa’: I did it for the kids
“I offered a tongue-in-cheek message for any kids watching,” she explained. “Humor is a part of what we try to bring to this show, but sometimes that is lost on the humorless.”
If it really was a joke, wouldn't a proper response be: "Obviously, Santa is a fictional character and could be any color--black, brown, or whatever. And Jesus, as a Middle Eastern Jew, probably was dark-skinned, not white. I was just joking about their being white, and especially about its being a verifiable fact.
"Sorry I didn't make it clear that I was sarcastically saying the opposite of what I meant. Clearly Santa and Jesus aren't verifiably white and their skin colors are not any kind of a fact."
Below: White Jesus, black Jesus, and our best guess about what the historical Jesus looked like (if he existed).
Doubling down on racism
Conservative racists doubled down on Kelly's racist claims:
Libertarian Radio Host: Santa Is White Just Like MLK Was Black
"I'm sorry. Santa Claus is white, okay? Deal with it," Boortz, who was filling in for Herman Cain on his radio show, said after a caller asked about the controversy surrounding Kelly's statement.
"I'm gonna scream and complain because Martin Luther King is always portrayed as black," Boortz added.
According to Michael Rougier, the parent, the unidentified teacher approached his ninth-grade son, Christopher, who was wearing a Santa hat and fake beard and said, “Don’t you know Santa Claus is white? Why are you wearing that?”
As for Boortz, King was depicted as black because he was black. Santa Claus and Jesus are fictional characters who have fictional skin colors. The two cases aren't comparable.
Some conservatives pointed to St. Nicholas, the supposed source of St. Nick aka Santa. Nice try, but wrong:
As a native of Asia Minor, Nicholas's skin was brown, not white. As church depictions of him indicate.
Archie knows best
If real people don't understand Jesus and Santa, perhaps we can rely on fictional characters.
For instance, the worst bigot in TV history agrees with Megyn Kelly:
Fortunately, Santa himself showed up to set the record straight:
‘Black As Hell’ Santa Appears on SNL to Address Megyn Kelly
Santa ended with a request: when you see him in your house, don’t call the police.