Norridge, IL — One little boy visiting a mall Santa was brought to tears after the rental Santa told him that he wouldn’t bring the boy a Nerf gun he’d asked for as his Christmas gift.
Needless to say, the internet exploded — and when you see the clip, you’ll see why:
Fox News noted that when the Santa said, “No guns,” the boy’s mother tried to clarify by stressing that her son wanted a “Nerf gun.” But the mall Santa stood his anti-gun ground, saying, “Nope, not even a Nerf gun.’’
The boy’s mom took to Facebook to explain how the boy was feeling:
My poor baby. This was the first year Michael was excited to go see Santa. It was supposed to be magical but instead I had to watch my sweet little boy fight back tears because Santa told him No because of his own personal beliefs. I had to think fast and explain to him that this Santa was just a helper and not the real guy. I just wanted to console my baby and get him out of there, flipping out on Santa would have only made it worse. His Elfie is going to bring him a Nerf gun directly from the North Pole, from the real Santa, tonight.
The mall realized that their Snowflake Santa had given their mall a black eye that it couldn’t bear — especially after the year that brick-and-mortar retail stores have suffered.
Later in the day, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) tweeted that the woke Santa had been fired and another Santa took gifts to the boy’s house.
Roy posted video of the mall’s apologetic Santa delivering the gifts:
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) December 8, 2020
John Kennedy, a Republican Senator from Louisiana, took to twitter to say that we don’t need Santa’s pushing for gun control — because what we really need is “idiot control.”
“Far-left Santa tells a kid that there’s no way, no how he gets a Nerf gun for Christmas? We don’t need more gun control, we need more idiot control. And we can start with this particular Santa, who obviously wants to use political correctness as a club to the point of disappointing a child at Christmas.”
We couldn’t agree more.