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Family: Santa body-shamed child

Posted at 8:14 AM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 08:14:58-05

A North Carolina family says Santa body-shamed their 9-year-old after the boy sat on Santa's lap.

Anthony Mase came away from seeing St. Nick in tears.  He says he sat on Santa's lap and asked for an iPod touch and a drone for Christmas.  Then, when he got up to leave, he says Santa told him to be a good boy - and lay off the hamburgers and french fries.

"It affected me so bad that I was crying until I went to bed that night. And I want to say to him, you don't wanna disrespect a nine-year-old, " said Anthony.  "Even though, what shape and size you are, it doesn't matter."

The family says Santa apologized after they complained, and the company that hired him said they would take disciplinary action.