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December 23, 2013 permalink
When a mall Santa Claus saw a girl below average weight, he threatened to report her mom, Theresa Stewart, to social services.
Shopping centre Santa Claus tells girl he would report her mummy for not feeding her enough
Four-year-old Lily is 3’ 4” tall - three inches higher than average - and weighs 5lbs less than is normal for her age
Shopping centre bosses apologised to a mum after its Santa told her daughter he would “report mummy” for not feeding her enough.
Theresa Stewart, 20, said on a visit to the grotto Lily, four, was quizzed by Santa about her diet and told: “You are small for four.”
Lily is 3’ 4” tall - three inches higher than average - and weighs 5lbs less than is normal for her age.
Theresa, of Tuffley in Gloucestershire, said: “He asked my daughter how old she was and she said she was four.
“He said: ‘You are small for four - what did you eat for breakfast?’
“She said she had a sandwich, because she has problems eating - it’s what she eats. She actually had an egg sandwich.
“Then he said: ‘I’m going to report your mummy’. Obviously this meant social services.”
A spokesman for Gloucester’s Eastgate Shopping Centre said it was a poorly judged “jest”.
She said: “We are aware of the incident involving remarks made by Santa in the grotto.
"Unreserved apologies have been offered to the family in question.”
Santa was not fired.
Source: Mirror (UK)