North Carolina boy says he was 'fat-shamed' by Santa

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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A North Carolina boy claims he was fat-shamed while visiting Santa

FOREST CITY, NC (WTVD) -- A lot of children look forward to visiting Santa during the holidays, but one North Carolina boy said he was fat-shamed by Kris Kringle.

Anthony Mayse, 9 , and his mother Ashley said they met Saint Nick over the weekend in Forest City, near Asheville.

Mayse was sitting on Santa's lap asking for an iPod Touch and a drone when his mother said he was body shamed.

"Very rude. I've never seen anything like it," said Ashley Mayse.

"And when I got done, he said 'lay off the hamburgers and French fries,'" Anthony explained. "And that really just disrespected me and I felt awful."

The town manager said Santa apologized to both the supervisor and the Mayse family. Officials didn't say if any disciplinary action was taken.

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