A man who was playing Santa at a Florida mall has been relived of his duties at the shopping center after allegedly telling a child that Hillary Clinton was on his naughty list, according to published reports.
A mother of two, only identified as a Clinton supporter, complained to mall management after she claimed her 10-year old daughter was asked “Do you know who is on my naughty list? Hillary Clinton.” And then proceeded to laugh.
“She tells Santa what she wants, and then he tells her she’s on the nice list,” the unidentified woman posted to Facebook. “He then says that there’s only one name on the naughty list. Can you guess who? My daughter says who? And he says Hillary Clinton and then started laughing.”
“I’m upset because this had nothing to do with a child and seeing Santa, and at age 10 she still believes,” the woman wrote.
The company that hired Santa has been identified as The Noerr Program, Inc., a company that provides Santas to malls across the country, released a statement saying that that the Santa in question told them he thought it was a joke, that they have removed him (Santa) from the mall floor and that the Company had apologized to the girl’s family.
The company also said that the Santa in question was sent to counseling in human recourses.
It is not clear whether the original Santa will be returning to the mall.
A replacement Santa has already been seen at the Seminole Towne Center mall.