Chicago, IL – A Chicago news anchor had to release an apology to some angry viewers after saying that Santa Claus did not exist while live on-air.
FOX Chicago had just ran a segment on how the economy has affected parents and their ability to give their spoiled brats the Christmas gifts they’re asking for and how the Santa’s of the malls are being trained to handle it. Afterwards, news anchor Robin Robinson made a couple of statements that enraged some parents.
“Stop trying to convince your kids that Santa is Santa,” she said. ”That’s what my take is. Forget about it. That’s why they have these high expectations. They know you can’t afford it, so they’re going to ask some man in a red suit. There’s no Santa!”
As you can imagine, the news station received a flurry of phone calls from angry parents throwing hissy fits over the fact that Robinson had potentially shattered the retarded illusion they had crafted for their kids, some even saying she should be fired. The day after, Robinson issued an apology to anyone she may have offended with her comments.
“It was careless and callous to say what I said in what could have been mixed company,” she said. ”So many kids don’t get to be children that for those who do get to live the wonder and magic of Christmas, I would never spoil it intentionally. So I sincerely apologize.”
I agree with some of her sentiments, but it was foolish of her to undermine parents who want their kids to believe in things like Santa, the Easter Bunny or Jesus Christ, and not expect some kind of backlash. I guess there’s no real harm letting kids be kids for a bit as they’ll realize soon enough they’re mortal, there’s no magic, and that they’ll die alone and be forgotten.
I do find it funny that some adults don’t want their kids believing in a fat, white man in a red suit living in the North Pole giving out presents on Christmas, but have no issues teaching them that a 2000-year-old Jewish, zombie carpenter is in the clouds watching them masturbate. Go figure.
I never told my kids Santa didn’t exist as they, like me, just figured it out themselves. They knew they were still getting presents regardless, so they really never gave a shit. So for you parents who celebrate Christmas, what do you tell your kids about Santa?
Shopping Mall Santas Scaling Back Kids’ Expectations, Profiling Parents: MyFoxCHICAGO.comTags: Christmas, Crime, Illinois, Robin Robinson, Santa