Boy left in tears after being fat-shamed by Santa Claus

He was told to 'lay off the hamburgers'.

A nine-year-old boy was left in tears after allegedly being bullied by a local Santa.


Anthony Mayse said he asked Santa in his town for an iPod Touch and a drone for Christmas but received a devastating response.


Anthony told WLOS that afterward Santa said to him: ‘Lay off the hamburgers and French Fries’.


‘It affected me so bad that I was crying when I went to bed that night.’


Anthony’s mum Ashley called the town manager and asked that Santa be fired because she didn’t want any other child being hurt.


The town manager has apologised to Anthony and the Santa, who had held the job for more than 10 years, is no longer on duty. 


This article originally published on New Idea.

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