A woke mall Santa Claus made a boy cry this week after lecturing him for requesting a Nerf gun for Christmas.
The politically correct St. Nick asked the child what he wanted for the holiday, according to a video of the interaction.
The boy, who appears shy, hesitated and looked down.
“You don’t know?” Santa asked.
The kid then whispered what he wanted, leading Santa to respond, “What?”
According to his parents, the boy asked for a Nerf gun.
Santa immediately struck the request down, saying, “No guns.”
The boy’s mother interjected and clarified that her son only wanted a Nerf gun, but Santa insisted: “Nope, not even a Nerf gun … If your dad wants to get it for you that’s fine, but I can’t bring it to you.
“What else would you like? Lots of other toys: Legos, bicycles, there’s cars and trucks. What do you think?”
The boy cried.
— Matthew 🎄🎅🏻 🔫 (@WhiteHovse) December 7, 2020
After the video went viral, Twitter users quickly pointed out how mean-spirited the Santa’s response was.
Omg it’s a real life A Christmas Story but infinitely less charming https://t.co/8GtldWdJN6
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) December 8, 2020
What is this garbage? This man is a woke Santa who hates nerf guns and so he makes kids cry?! If your liberal politics are too much of an issue to interact with children maybe you shouldn’t be a Santa! https://t.co/v9QKJ2JH6e
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 8, 2020
Someone needs to find this kid and buy him an arsenal of Nerf guns.
Liberals ruin everything! https://t.co/ONe5UBoTbh
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 8, 2020