Now that’s diversity.
An author has published a festive children’s book called Santa’s Husband where Santa appears as a person of colour and in a gay relationship.
Daniel Kibblesmith who is a former writer for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert announced the book back in 2017 and it upends everything you thought you knew about Santa Claus.
Gone is Mrs Claus and gone is the traditional Caucasian look associated with Father Christmas. Instead, Daniel said that he wanted his children to believe that Santa is black and gay.
In a Tweet, back in 2017, the writer said, “Me & @JenAshleyWright have decided our future child will only know about Black Santa. If they see a white one we’ll say “That’s his husband”
The characters in Santa’s Husband have been delightfully brought to life with the amazing illustrations by Ap Quach.
According to the publishers “In this witty and sweet illustrated Christmas tale, humour writer Daniel Kibblesmith introduces us to Mr and Mr Claus and gives us a glimpse of their lives together. We see the Clauses sitting by the fire at their cosy North Pole home, vacationing at the beach, having an occasional disagreement, celebrating their wedding day, and comforting each other when some loudmouth people on television angrily dispute Santa’s appearance and lifestyle.”
The new book has been heralded as “enlightened” by Edge and the “the perfect gift for your racist/homophobic uncle” according to World Of Wonder.
The book is out now and available on Amazon