Who YOU calling fat, Santa Claus?
In the case of one Forest City, North Carolina Father Christmas, it was 9-year-old Anthony Mayse. According to the boy and his mother, their local Kris Kringle dropped a giant lump of coal early this year in the form of some body shaming.
“And when I got done, he said, ‘Lay off the hamburgers and French fries,’ and that really just disrespected me, and I felt awful,” Anthony told a local reporter of his experience.
“Very rude. I’ve never seen anything like it. What set me off is when he started crying,” mom Ashley Mayse added. “I was just mind-blown. I wished a million times that we woulda never went.”
Her elementary-aged son said he cried all the way until bedtime that evening. Anthony, who later ripped his souvenir Santa photo up, had asked the un-jolly leader of elves for an iPod Touch and a drone this year.
He did get an apology, though a half-hearted one at that, Anthony said. Mom got justice, however — according to a report, that particular Bad Santa has since resigned.
Watch the video above.