Not so jolly: Mom wants NC Santa fired for fat-shaming son

2016-12-08 05:50


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Forest City - Here's a not-so-jolly story: A mother wants her local S. Nick kicked to the curb for fat-shaming her son.

Ashley Mayse tells WLOS-TV that her 9-year-old son started crying when the Santa Claus on Main Street in Forest City, North Carolina, told him to "Lay off the hamburgers and french fries" during his Christmas visit on Saturday.

The Santa is employed by the town of Forest City, and Mayse says coal in his stocking would be too good for such behaviour. The town manager says Santa apologised to the family as well as a supervisor, but mom wants him to get a pink slip.

Anthony Mayse, meanwhile, says he tore up his photo with Santa and will take his wish list to another Father Christmas next year.

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