San Antonio Santa Denies Special Needs Child A Seat On His Lap
Damn, Santa. What part of the yuletide game is THIS?!? SMFH.
The family of a 13-month-old baby with a genetic brain and muscle disorder has received a formal apology from Bass Pro Shops, days after the family said Santa Claus refused to be photographed with the child on his lap.
The incident happened Friday afternoon at Bass Pro Shops in northwest San Antonio.
Megan Self told KENS 5 she unhooked her son Caleb from his breathing apparatus and other medical equipment, after waiting in line for a free picture with Santa Claus.
Self said Santa stood up, took one photo with Caleb, then quickly handed off the child, who has been diagnosed with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy.
Stood up???? That’s janky as HELL!
According to Self, Caleb has been hospitalized 11 times since March. Despite his repeated medical setbacks, Caleb’s family wanted him to experience sitting on Santa’s lap.
“We were trying to work with them so we can get that memory, get the picture of him on his lap and everything,” added Self.
So f***ing sad.
A spokesman for Bass Pro Shops said via telephone Monday “this is not something we feel great about”. The spokesman added Santa Claus, his elves and store employees taking part in the free picture promotion go through sensitivity training before each holiday season.
Isn’t it kinda a prerequisite that Santa and his elves already be “sensitive”? Isn’t that their whole reason for existing? To make kids happy and feel special???
Furthermore, wouldn’t it be safer to have the child on his lap rather than standing up and increasing the chance that he drop him???
What an azzhole this Santa is. FOH fat man!
Image via Megan Self