Santa Claus, the fat dude who breaks into your house once a year to binge on cookies and whole milk, is now giving kids weight loss advice.
9-year-old Anthony Mayse was hanging out with his mother, Ashley, at a holiday event in Forest City. During the event, Anthony decided to sit on Santa’s lap and request a few items for Christmas. He told Santa he wanted a drone for Christmas, and as he was getting off his lap, Kris Kringle told him to lay off the hamburgers and french fries.
The embarrassed boy told reporters…
“And that really just disrespected me, and I felt awful. I went out and started crying, because I just felt so bad.”
Ashley was just as upset as her son. She demanded that the Santa be fired, and she kinda got her wish. The city manager forced an apology out of the Santa, and then the Santa, who was scheduled to appear at a few more events for the city, decided it was best to resign.
City officials also apologized to Ashley and her son.
“A town representative spoke to the Mother on Monday and also apologized. On Tuesday that individual who portrayed Santa Claus and was scheduled for the next two Fridays and Saturdays has informed the Town he would no longer provide his service as Santa to the Town.”
Look. We all know childhood obesity is a problem, but no one wants to get diet advice from a Santa. That’s like getting tax advice from the Easter Bunny.