This is Anthony Mayse. He just got fat-shamed by Santa.
On Saturday, 9-year-old Anthony was treated to a trip to Main Street in Forrest City, N.C. They took a carriage ride, went ice skating, and then the day culminated in a visit with Santa.
Anthony sat on the jolly old man's lap and asked for an iPod touch and a drone. What he got was some weight loss advice.
"When he got done, he said, 'Lay off the hamburgers and French fries,'" Anthony told WLOS. "And that really just disrespected me, and I felt awful."
Naturally, this would be traumatic for anyone.
"It affected me so bad that I was crying until I went to bed that night," Anthony said. "And I want to say to him, 'You don't want to disrespect a 9-year-old. Even though what shape and size you are, it doesn't matter.'"
He also tore up the picture he took with Santa.
Anthony's mom, Ashley Mayse, says she ran back in and asked Santa, "Why did you say that?"
His response was "I don't know."
Don't you, St. Nick? You're the poster boy for being fat. Sounds like you're just projecting some of your own body insecurities. No one should be taking dietary advice from a man who only eats milk and cookies.
"I'm hoping he's fired, because I don't want any kid feeling like he did Saturday," she said. "I mean, it destroyed him."
No word on weather Kris Kringle lost his job, but the town manager says that Santa did apologize.
"When he went to apologize to me, he didn't even mean it," Anthony said.
"He acted like he didn't want to be there to do the job," Ashley added.
Looks like this mall Santa is just like every other terrible mall employee in the world.