Children's Health

Santa Claus fat shames 9-year-old boy

North Carolina mother calls for Santa Claus to be fired, after Jolly Old St. Nick allegedly fat shamed her 9-year-old son, claiming he told the boy to lay off the hamburgers and French fries

 

Santa Claus isn’t exactly known for his trim figure, but that didn’t stop him from fat-shaming a nine-year-old.

While sitting on Santa’s lap, a North Carolina boy said that the noted cookie-lover decided to dispense diet advice, suggesting he lay off the hamburgers and french fries.

Anthony Mayse said he walked away in tears after meeting Santa over the weekend in Forest City, North Carolina.

“It affected me so bad that I was crying until I went to bed that night. And I would to say to him, like my mama said, you don’t wanna disrespect a nine-year-old,” Anthony told news station WLOS. “Even though, what shape and size you are, it doesn’t matter.”

He later tore up the photo of him and the less-than-jolly Santa.

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Santa apologized to Anthony after his family said they complained to the company. They have called for St. Nick to be fired from his holiday season gig.

“When he went to apologize to me, he didn’t even mean it,” Anthony said.

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