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12-07-2012, 02:36 PM
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Shopping mall Santa loses his job after telling 3-year-old the Leafs suck


Shopping mall Santa loses his job after telling 3-year-old the Leafs suck


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TORONTO - A wise-cracking bad Santa is now on the unemployment line after the “jolly” old elf insulted a three-year-old who was first in line to visit him Wednesday.

Mary Trent says she was shocked by the behaviour of the Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market Santa Claus as her son approached him. After Santa arrived a half hour late for his appearance, he proceeded to insult the boy’s red plaid coat.

“The first thing he tells my son is, ‘Oh, you look like Paul Bunyan,' ” she said. “Really? Is that appropriate?

“Then he said, ‘Oh, you’re wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs tuque, you shouldn’t be wearing that, they suck.’ At that point, I took my son and told him we should go, Santa isn’t being very good today.”

Trent said her son was inconsolable and cried all the way home to Mississauga.

“He wanted to know who Paul Bunyan was? He wanted to know why Santa said the Toronto Maple Leafs suck,” Trent told the Sun Thursday. “I told him Santa was having a bad day. I can’t really tell him Santa’s a jerk.”

Trent said her son loves Santa Claus and he’s been visiting him around the city this holiday season. But Saint Nick's behaviour at the festival was upsetting so she posted her concerns on the festival’s Facebook page.

“He was so out of character and so inappropriate,” Trent said. “My son was very, very upset about it.”

Trent’s post prompted an online apology Thursday from the organizers via Facebook. Mathew Rosenblatt, creator of the European-style event, confirmed to the Toronto Sun that Saint Nick had been fired.

“The person that had spoken those words is no longer at the Toronto Christmas Market and will not be there in the future,” Rosenblatt said.

The comments were “entirely unacceptable” and neither children nor adults should be spoken to in that manner, he said. More than 225,000 people visited the festival last year, but even one negative incident is too many, Rosenblatt insisted.

“It was very upsetting to us,” he said. “It was upsetting to all of the people who work so hard to deliver a truly magical experience for our visitors.”

The company has offered to bring the family back for another visit. Trent said she was happy organizers had apologized.

“I just don’t want other kids to have to go through this,” she said.

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I would fire the Santa as well

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Kids need to be told these things early, like Santa isn't real and yes, the Leafs suck.

Seriously, the Paul Bunyan thing is an insult?

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How is calling him Paul Bunyan an insult?

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12-07-2012, 02:40 PM
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"The kid was inconsolable."

Maybe because he was dragged away before he got to see Santa.

Of course, blame your bad parenting on anyone else.

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12-07-2012, 02:43 PM
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When I was in high school, my class ran a haunted house fundraiser. Some lady wrote to the paper and whined because her little brat was scared and "inconsolable". Because my god, there were scary images in a haunted house meant to be scary. Ok, different scenario, but some parents are just looking for crap to complain about when it comes to their precious hothouse flowers. Santa sounds like a jerk, but apparently one parent out of hundreds felt the need to throw a fit and bring it to the media for good measure.

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The Leafs comment was out-of-line, but hardly enough to get fired over.

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Telling the truth is now grounds for getting fired?

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Many haters ITT.

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You know what they say about haters...

haters gonna hate!!!!!

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Even Santa knows they suck !

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I can understand firing the guy for being dumb enough to express his opinions on things when his sole job is essentially PR and not saying anything insulting to customers, but how is the Paul Bunyan comment an insult? Back when I was that age, if I even knew who Paul Bunyan was, I'd love to be compared to a big strong dude.

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I can understand firing the guy for being dumb enough to express his opinions on things when his sole job is essentially PR and not saying anything insulting to customers, but how is the Paul Bunyan comment an insult? Back when I was that age, if I even knew who Paul Bunyan was, I'd love to be compared to a big strong dude.
Paul Bunyan was husky, and I bet this broad has the kid on a no carb diet or something.

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Paul Bunyan was husky, and I bet this broad has the kid on a no carb diet or something.
Sounds like SPM

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I thought the Leafs sucking was common knowledge.

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"The kid was inconsolable."

Maybe because he was dragged away before he got to see Santa.

Of course, blame your bad parenting on anyone else.
pretty much this.

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Wonder who santa cheers for.

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Kids need to be told these things early, like Santa isn't real and yes, the Leafs suck.

Seriously, the Paul Bunyan thing is an insult?
Santa is real.

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Wonder who santa cheers for.
He was half an hour late, is cranky, moody, and is now unemployed.

Clearly a Habs fan.

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God damn stupid mothers.

I bet the kid had a plaid coat and looked like a lumberjack or something. She's just too stupid to understand the reference so she finds it insulting.

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"The kid was inconsolable."

Maybe because he was dragged away before he got to see Santa.

Of course, blame your bad parenting on anyone else.
This. Exactly this.

What the hell did she think he was upset about?

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speaking the truth always gets you in trouble now a days

atta boy, Santa!

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Was Santa Billy Bob Thornton?


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Paul Bunyon, the Leafs suck, all true statements.

Kids are such whiny little bas**** these days, inconsolable because of that, this kid needs to toughen up.

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