A mall Santa found coal and a pink slip in his stocking after people whined that he took a photo with a Trump hat and posted it on social media. From First Coast News:
“It’s safe to say he will not be wearing this hat around here. This particular Santa has been replaced,” White said. He became aware of the photo circulating on social media when someone shared it with him Friday morning.
“Our kids are our focus and we put a lot of hard work into this,” White said. “We want children to believe in Santa for as long as they can and the spirit of giving.
Mall management was quick to respond when a customer shared the photo with them.
“We apologize for this occurrence and will be addressing this right away. The Mall at Waycross does not support any specific political party. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Kindly, Mall Management”
That kinda sucks, but the guy did it at the mall. You have to know what might get people upset when you use your place of work for this kind of stuff. Now he’s saying it’s against his constitutional rights, because of course it is:
Skinner has since told his side of the story with a post on his Facebook explaining that it “really was an innocent thing. It really was.”
The mall Santa said that when he did it the place was closing and no children were around when he decided to switch hats and pose with the Trump hat.
Frank shared that he thinks someone saw the photo on his personal FB and notified the mall.
“I just felt like my constitutional rights were being taken away,” Skinner explained.
Geesh Santa, just take the L and walk away. Not everything is a constitutional violation.
In lengthy post on FB the longtime Santa shared that he never meant to “create a firestorm by doing that but simply intended to post the photo on my page for a little humor, as I have many friends and family who, like me, support our president.”
“I in no way meant to cause anyone discomfort,” he added. “At the time I thought it was harmless fun. Now I realize in this day and age that I should not have posted it. Obviously it did offend some folks. I can assure everyone that was not my intent. I have learned a lot from this. Going forward I will keep this in mind.”
I mean we have to be consistent here. If we tell Colin Kaepernick to not annoy his employer with political displays that we disagree with, we also have to tell Santa to shut up and ho when he annoys his employer with a political display that we agree with.