When something really ridiculous happens out there, Jon is always on the scene to joke about it and make sure we don’t miss a second of it. He came to the rescue yet again on Dec. 12, putting the Fox News anchor in her place for her ‘white’ Santa obsession.
When Fox News anchor, Megyn Kelly, passionately declared on The Kelly File that Santa Claus is a white man and should never be depicted otherwise, many of us were both confused and disturbed as to A) why we’d be debating the race of a non-existent fantasy figure and B) why portraying Santa as possibly being non-white would even be an issue. Luckily, Jon Stewart got on the scene quickly to make us laugh and put this absurdity to rest.
Jon Stewart Makes Proper Fun Of Megyn Kelly’s ‘White Santa’ Claim
We all know that when someone on Fox News says something crazy, Jon is there to pounce on the opportunity immediately. So on the Dec. 12 episode of The Daily Show, he did a segment entitled “War on Christmas: S#@t’s Getting Weird Edition” to roast Megyn for her comments like chestnuts on an open fire.
Jon went all out, asking Megyn, who addressed her Caucasian Santa rant to the “kids watching,” “Who are you actually talking to? Children who are sophisticated enough to be watching a news channel at 10 o’clock at night, yet innocent enough to believe Santa Claus is real, yet racist enough to be freaked out if he isn’t white?”
The Daily Show further slammed Megyn and Fox News for claiming that the fervent argument against a non-white Santa was based in facts, when realistically, St. Nicholas — and even Jesus (gasp!) — likely looked Middle Eastern. And even ignoring that point, is it even correct to equate the real St. Nicholas to the reindeer-driving, milk-drinking Kris Kringle?
Megyn Kelly’s Fight For ‘White Santa’
Megyn’s crusade for Mr. Clause was prompted by a Slate.com piece by Aisha Harris, who after sentimentally revealing her struggles with seeing Santa as white as an African American child, suggested perhaps that the face of Christmas should be be replaced with a penguin, in order to be more inclusive of a diverse America.
This comment sparked fury in Megyn who responded, “Santa just is white. But this person is arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa.” She went on to say, “Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change,” and then added, “You know, I mean, Jesus was a white man, too.”
Wow Megyn, way to give “White Christmas” a whole new meaning!
Lucky for us, Jon was able to make light of the utter negativity of Megyn’s comments and turn them into something entertaining, albeit totally ridiculous.
— India Irving