Neal Boortz Defends Megyn Kelly’s ‘White Santa’ Statements

December 16, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Neal Boortz, the liberatarian radio host, said that Fox News host Megyn Kelly’s description of Santa Claus as “white” is correct.

In his defending of Kelly’s controversial statement, Boortz said he will “scream and complain because Martin Luther King is always portrayed as black,” reported BuzzFeed, which obtained a clip of him saying it. 

He was substituting for Hermain Cain on the radio program on Monday

“Yeah, I’m sorry, Santa Claus is white!” Boortz said. “Okay? Deal with it!” A caller on the show chimed in: “Everything has got to be black now, it doesn’t matter what it is.”

The host then adds that he will “chase away” about a hundred thousand of Cain’s listeners, according to Raw Story

Slate writer Aisha Harris originally made the comment about how Santa should no longer be portrayed by a white male, prompting a response from Kelly.

Her comment that Santa “just is white” was a “tongue-in-cheek” joke, saying that her critics were responding to “the knee-jerk instinct by so many to race-bait and to assume the worst of people, especially the people employed by the very powerful Fox News Channel,” reported the Huffington Post.