In a heartbreaking story out of North Carolina, a 9-year-old boy named Anthony Mayse was just FAT-SHAMED by his local mall’s Santa Claus!
According to ABC 11, Anthony was left in tears after Kris Kringle criticized him for his size when he sat on his lap to ask for an iPod Touch and a drone over the weekend.
Apparently, the poor kid’s holiday was essentially ruined when the mean-spirited Santa said to him:
“Just lay off the hamburgers and French fries.”
The hurt kiddo went on to explain:
“It affected me so bad that I was crying until I went to bed that night. I want to say to him, ├óΓé¼╦£You don’t want to disrespect a 9-year-old. Even though what shape and size you are, it doesn’t matter.'”
Luckily, we’re hearing the mall has already profusely apologized for the occurrence — however, it’s still unclear whether or not the Claus in question has been let go following the fat-shaming.
Ch-ch-check out Anthony’s sad retelling of the not-so-holly jolly incident (below)!!!
[Image via ABC 11.]