Fox News host Megyn Kelly said Wednesday that both the Christ and the Claus are White; her remark was in response to Aisha Harris who wrote: Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore
In response, Harris said that if Santa must remain white, then one's view of the rest of the world may be just as limited.
Although Santa is a fictional character, he was based on St. Nicholas, a bishop in Lycia, then a Greek province of Byzantine Anatolia, now modern Turkey, so I doubt Nicholas had blue eyes; however, Jeffrey Hunter had them when he played Jesus in "King of Kings".
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So, does pigment matter, or is the physical description of even fictional characters just as important as that of historical persons?