Retired NBA player Dwyane Wade is making the news today after his wife Gabrielle Union revealed their feelings about Santa Clause.
During an interview with OprahMag.com, she said it was her husband’s idea to celebrate Christmas but leave the white Santa Clause figure out of it.
“I’ll say to my husband, ‘Let’s tell the kids their Christmas gifts are from Santa,’” Union explained. “And my husband is like, ‘There’s no way in hell I’m letting these kids think that old white man is sneaking into our house and doing anything for them.’ Because he didn’t grow up believing in Santa Claus.”
“We have these conversations when it comes to raising our children about where to draw the line between fantasy and ‘Hey, that’s not how life works,’” she added.
The Host of the show Gabriele union was on, Tamron Hall says with her new talk show she wants to address these topics and talk about whether Santa Clause was a black man.
“Modern parenting is especially difficult for parents of color — we have to talk about not only are we gonna say Santa exists but also is Santa Black?” Hall explained. “Again, this is exactly the conversation that we want to have on the show. Because some families might not even realize this is a thing. So, we want all perspectives.”