This past week, Megyn Kelly definitely stirred up the controversy pot.
While making an appearance on Fox News, she made a comment about Santa Claus and Jesus Christ being “verifiably” white within society’s perspective.
She said on the show:
‘Jesus was a white man, too. It’s like we have, he’s a historical figure that’s a verifiable fact, as is Santa, I just want kids to know that. How do you revise it in the middle of the legacy in the story and change Santa from white to black?’
Kelly has finally taken the time to respond to critics’ comments on her statements, where she claims most of it comes with having a certain sense of humor.
She said on The Kelly File:
‘Humor is part of what we try to bring to the show. Sometimes that’s lost on the humorless.’
She also said it would be funny if ‘it were not so telling about our society, in particular the knee-jerk instinct by so many to race-bait – and to assume the worst in people. Especially people employed by the very powerful Fox News channel.’
‘The fact that an off-hand jest I made during a segment about whether Santa should be replaced by a penguin has now become a national firestorm says two things,’ Kelly said. ‘Race is still an incredibly volatile issue in this country, and Fox News, and yours truly, are big targets for many people.’
‘I also did say Jesus was white. As I’ve learned in the past two days, that is far from settled.’
What do you guys think of Megyn Kelly’s comments and her explanation?
SOURCE: Fox News