Controversial Santa billboard taken down

2014-12-12 11:52

Johannesburg - Comedy Central has taken down its Santa billboard following several complaints, the television station said on Friday.

"We know how important Santa is to kids and adults," head of Comedy Central Africa Evert van der Veer said in a statement.

"The message on our billboard was a joke that was not intended to spoil Christmas for anyone. We apologise wholeheartedly."

EWN tweeted a picture of the controversial billboard, which you can see below:

The billboard on Witkoppen Road in Fourways stated: "Santa isn't real".

It was taken down on Thursday.

"The move follows a number of complaints from members of the public," the station said.

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