Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly found herself embroiled in controversy after declaring on cable television that Santa Claus is … a white man. The remark was made in response to a piece in Slate in which Aisha Harris suggested that the traditional, melanin-deficient Santa be retired and replaced by a penguin.

The comment caused such a backlash that Kelly addressed it on “The Kelly File” Friday night. Race cop Joan Walsh likely missed the broadcast, so here’s video of the segment.

So, was it just a tongue-in-cheek comment, or is the firestorm far from over? Plenty had already lined up to pile on.

Will Kelly be forgiven, or should she expect a lump of coal in her stocking this Christmas?

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