I'd like to begin this thread with a slight spoiler for the reality challenged: Spoiler Santa Claus isn't real Spoiler scratch that; he is real and Ted Dibiase bought him [youtube]FvcEcbvEu5g[/youtube] So; we all know that for a fun activity during the epic yearly buildup to our celebration of Jesus' birthday, parents like to bring their children to shopping centers with the intention of meeting Santa Claus. Santa Claus is an omnipotent being who silently shatters the sound barrier over our homes one day a year so he can reinvigorate our affluence. But... what color is he? If you had asked Megyn Kelly this question; she'd likely offer the same opinion that she offered on her show Basically she's saying; of course Santa is white, but who cares!? It's a silly issue, just celebrate buying shit. Well Megyn, apparently Santa's race isn't really passé afterall. A man named Larry Jefferson was hired to play Santa at the Mall of America. Now, we're all aware at this point that Mr. Jefferson is Black, and a Black Santa isn't what we're used to in our Christmas Cards and Coca-Cola commercials. However; according to an NPR interview with Larry Jefferson -- that can be listened to at this link -- the public reception at the Mall was very kind and that he didn't experience any racism first hand. Obviously Mr. Jefferson doesn't have much of a social media footprint, here's what the inevitable up-crop of racist assholes couldn't keep bottled inside (fair warning; very offensive language in the spoiler): Spoiler Now; one point those Appalachian outhouse babies seem to be focused on is that if you're Black then you must be from Africa, and that Santa Claus doesn't live in Africa he lives in the North Pole where White people obviously come from. I'd like to share a few pictures, here's a picture of Larry Jefferson as Santa Claus: Spoiler And here's a 17th century painting of Saint Nicholas from the Kizhi Monastery in Russia: Spoiler If you ask me, they look pretty damn similar. Hmm. Maybe Larry Jefferson is the one who isn't real and Santa Claus has been playing him!