Jon Stewart Mocks Megyn Kelly For Insisting Santa Claus Is ‘White’

Fri, December 13, 2013 11:27am EST by 11 Comments

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

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twilight08

Posted at 6:41 PM on December 16, 2013  

Let me state on behalf of Ms. Aisha Harris’ comment …at NO TIME did she state there should be a black Santa in place of the white Santa seen for generations. The point she was making as a person of color I feel is this …as a little one, …months old to let’s say four years old you see and are unable to comprehend differences. As a child grows 5, 6, 7 upwards they WILL ask questions. As adults we have laughed at this stage of a child’s life of questions, but that is how they grow, and learn. In my family it’s the WHY stage. You answer their innocent little questions and it’s followed by another question. This is repeated until they have an understanding. ” But WHY Mommy? WHY Daddy? Every child in a non-white household will ask this question. And not only in America, but all over the world if the children see the image of a white Santa bring gifts to good boys and girls. An asian child, a black child, a latino child, native countryman child any child who believes in Santa and he or she is at the WHY stage of their innocent little lives, WILL ask the question in their households. It is one of many questions of non-white children that innocence must ask in order to learn and grow with this world around them. And guess what? White children ask the same questions at a young age too! When they see a non-white person who doesn’t look like them and they wonder WHY? Megyn Kelly’s parents obliviously raised her one-sided. And how does Megyn know the color of GOD the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit? Was she there In The Beginning? Or was she taught to believe what she heard and saw? what was placed in front of her as a child? Megyn Kelly you speak from FEAR. For you feel someone like Aisha Harris wants to change the world you felt was yours alone, and one you felt safe in. Read again her statement with comprehension this time. She isn’t trying to divide the world (but you are), she is trying to find a way to INCLUDE everyone in the joy of the season. Megyn it starts with our little ones (it might be too late for you) to make it a better place as they grow and learn. You can get wisdom from a child if you listen for it. Fox News shame on your hiring, she represents YOU !

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DA

Posted at 3:03 PM on December 14, 2013  

There are very few ‘white people’ who actually have white skin; most are pink, light brown or olive. Most of the Jews I know would be decribed as ‘white’. St Nicholas, being Greek, would likely have been of Caucasian appearance, so Megyn Kelly was probably right. It wasn’t Megyn who brought up the color of the mythical Santa’s skin, so how is she ‘racist’ ?

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twilight08

Posted at 8:31 PM on December 16, 2013  

DA It is suggested that you read Aisha Harris’ comment and then look at YouTube to actually HEAR and SEE Megyn Kelly’s statement. Not only did she say to the boys and girls that Santa is white but she stated also that Jesus Christ is too. She is the only one mentioning color in the entire storyline about Santa. Ms Harris was questioning if we could find a way to include ALL children in America and around the world to see themselves in what is considered good, pure, and wholesome. ALL of US DA. When do we as a people start to move forward in true peace and brother/sisterhood? Instead of during a crisis, a holiday, and/or a remembrance? DA how about everyday? Stop talking about it, and start to actually live it. “A child must be taught to hate and fear, it must be drummed into their dear little ears, a child must be careful taught.” This was a commercial song of truth. Not for a Season DA, but for everyday. Peace

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t

Posted at 7:36 PM on December 13, 2013  

well its official everyone is a stupid moron..hello people santa is a northern European tradition and last time I looked the people from that area are white…so I guess we can’t have anymore traditions from northern Europe

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twilight08

Posted at 10:36 PM on December 16, 2013  

It really is official “t” that you are the biggest stupid moron there is over everyone else. You ask yourself Why is it that other traditions and folklores in the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries didn’t have the options to create, publish, and present their points of view. Oh! There wasn’t a free reign of freedom to do so. Nor was it acceptable to do so. You can’t say you are the BEST at something, if you DO NOT allow ALL to participate. Therefore, it wasn’t acceptable out of FEAR that one would lose status and the majority called power. “t” fear not, no one is taking away your northern european tradition of a jolly fat man with a beard, dressed in a red and white velvet suit and a large black belt to keep his pants up… who delivers toys to good boys and girls….it has been explained through the generations who he is, who helps him and why in ALL of the necessary households for generations and generations. However, for the record in the majority of most black households, the truth is told to the children. The Reason For The Season is MORE important to their households then what YOU tell yours. The truth will set you free. Freedom has ALWAYS played a part in non-white cultures.

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Dee

Posted at 12:26 PM on December 13, 2013  

I love Jon Stewart because when people said some of the most idiotic things. He always puts his spin on it to show how unintelligent they sound.

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Mister Baja

Posted at 12:01 PM on December 13, 2013  

no doubt: she met him in person, hahahahahahahahahahaha!!

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Jenny

Posted at 11:39 AM on December 13, 2013  

Megyn is REALLY stupid. I mean, I hope not all news anchors in America are that stupid…

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Dana

Posted at 11:32 AM on December 13, 2013  

And this is why I don’t watch Fox news. The newspeople always act like they are right. She should’ve kept her mouth shut. Why does it matter what race Santa is? This seems like racism to me

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kati

Posted at 11:38 AM on December 13, 2013  

Who cares? Even if it was intended to be racist, you can stop it. There’s always going to be racist people everywhere.

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kati

Posted at 11:39 AM on December 13, 2013  

Cant*

 
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