Saturday Night Live cleared up the controversy over Santa’s ethnicity when a Black Santa Claus (Kenan Thomspon) visited Weekend Update correspondent Cecily Strong.
“I guess the truth is out,” he said.”You’ve heard of secret Santa. We’ll here’s a secret for you: I’m black as hell.”
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly recently declared Santa and Jesus are unequivocally white.
“For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white, but this person is just arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa,” Kelly insisted. “But Santa is what he is, and just so you know, we’re just debating this because someone wrote about it.”
Black Santa explained that he’s used to people thinking he’s white. It’s better that way because otherwise his sleigh would get pulled over all the time. Mrs. Claus, on the other hand, is definitely not black.
“You think a black woman would tolerate living out in the middle of the snowy wilderness?” Santa asked Strong. “If Mrs. was black, Santa would be living out in Atlanta near her momma.”
Now that know the truth out, he asked folks not to call the police on him when he sneaks into their homes this year.
“Let’s keep it real,” Santa sounded off. “Let’s keep it real.”
Kelly has since backed off her ill-received comments, which she says were tongue-in-cheek. She acknowledged that Santa is indeed a fictional person with out a factual ethnicity but said her argument was based on the predominant representation. She then proceed recriminate all her critics.
“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.”