Racism and conceit for the holidays. Megyn Kelly declares on TV that Santa and Jesus are white. My anus cannot generate enough shit to respond to this properly.
"For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white. But this person is maybe just arguing that we should also have a black Santa. But, you know, Santa is what he is, and just so you know, we’re just debating this because someone wrote about it, kids."
But Jesus was from Bethlehem, he was Arabic, and okay The Santa myth pops up all over the world we can draw him however we want. Our current Santa was invented by Coca-cola in the 1940’s for their Christmas advertising. I mean I doubt the features we get in that Santa come from Greece, because historical St. Nicholas came from Greece, he was an Archbishop who gave money to families who couldn’t afford to marry off their daughters.
But Jesus was from Bethlehem, he was Arabic.
Megyn Kelly isn’t the only confused one out there.
Oh God, I’m tired.
Apparently, that should be corrected to Semitic/Jewish? I totally didn’t catch that at fist.
Why do people never read a darn book? Jesus was Jewish, Saint Nicholas of Bari was from *gasp!* Bari, Turkey. While both populations have a myriad of skin tones, I think it’s safe to say that if a dark-skinned man is the first thing you picture, you’re probably spot on.
I agree with the user above me but I just wanna say…we have a Chinese Santa at my house (given to us by our Chinese neighbors). I think Santa/Jesus should be portrayed in all skin tones so that children from all backgrounds feel included. Santa especially since he’s basically a mythical character at this point.
I dunno, like. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not religious, but I don’t think we should mess with peoples’ religious figures like that. It wouldn’t be cool of someone to make Kali or the prophet Muhammad in a different skin tone. Let alone someone more recent like Jesus or Buddha. Especially if the figure in question comes from a people that were traditionally “god’s chosen people” and bears all the heritage and tradition that entails.
Yeah I’m an atheist so I honestly don’t care how Jesus is portrayed but I get what you’re saying. I just meant that if someone is religious and wants to see their religious figure in their skin tone, they should be able to. Especially since Jesus is often portrayed with the wrong skin tone all the time anyway (i.e. a white dude with a beard). But I also get you’re perspective.Source: The Huffington Post