update: santa claus is black and married to a white male.
now was he always dl and how did he break up with mrs. claus?
i have questions,
times have changed and this recent children’s book wants to reflect that.
it’s called “santa’s husband” and this is what “the blaze” had to say…
Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for kids between the ages of 4 and 8?
That’s the age range for readers of “Santa’s Husband” — an illustrated children’s book depicting St. Nick as gay, black and married to a man.
Author Daniel Kibblesmith is a staff writer with ultra-liberal “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” and he said during a CNN interview about “Santa’s Husband” that it was inspired by Americans “pretending that there’s a giant war on Christmas and that traditional Christmas is under attack.”
“We were reading all of the news about Mall of America hiring a black Santa Claus last year, and me and my now-wife made a joke on Twitter that if we ever had a child they would only know about black Santa Claus, and if they saw a white Santa Claus at the mall we would just explain ‘Well, that’s his husband,’” Kibblesmith told the network.
One spread reads, “Like any married couple, they have their disagreements. But they always manage to kiss and make up — usually over a plate of milk and cookies.”
The book’s Amazon description adds that readers can “see the Clauses sitting by the fire at their cozy North Pole home, vacationing at the beach” as well as “celebrating their wedding day, and comforting each other when some loudmouth people on television angrily dispute Santa’s appearance and lifestyle.”
There’s also moments of “feeding the reindeer (organic gluten-free grains, of course),” “negotiating labor disputes with the restive workshop elves,” the description notes. Other issues such as health care coverage and climate change are in there, too, CNN noted.
i bet this got folks upset like shit.
i can imagine the passive aggression…
…but i have a question:
Why is the focus on Santa’s white husband?
the husband isn’t the star.
we barely recognize mrs. clause on some real shit.
well one of things about art is it can be interrupted in many ways.
they have been so many different ways one superhero is represented.
batman has been chopped and screwed in various ways,
and all kinds of “beginnings”.
there are many ways to tell a story.
this switch up of santa didn’t come without opinions:
“I’m a gay man and honestly the book is pretty patronizing and obviously meant to take two sweet things, the image of Santa Claus and love between two adults, and use them as a tool to express a political opinion in a polarizing way (especially the news anchor scene) in the guise of a children’s book,” wrote one customer on Amazon, according to CNN, although that review wasn’t on the site Thursday.
That same customer added, “I’m a little disgusted that the authors obviously used homosexuality as a political weapon to make a political statement under the cover of children.”
Is it because Santa is black?
i mean that was my first thought about it.
you can check out “santa’s husband”: here
article cc: the blaze