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Megyn Kelly Addresses White Santa Remarks, Slams Critics’ ‘Knee-Jerk Instinct’ to ‘Race-Bait’

Megyn Kelly got quite a bit of attention for a segment she did Wednesday night on the unbearable whiteness of Jesus and Santa Claus. Kelly said she was just being “tongue-in-cheek” with her remarks and wasn’t at all being serious, lamenting the humorlessness of her critics in the media.

Kelly played a montage of the most critical bits of her initial segment, taking particular note of her critics’ “knee-jerk instinct” to “race-bait,” making it clear she was not “motivated by any racial fear or loathing.”

Kelly was roundly mocked for the segment, not only on Jon Stewart, but on cable news competitors CNN and MSNBC.

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

Kelly also held a panel discussion in the second block of the show taking the controversy head-on. You can watch that segment here:

[photo via screengrab]

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