FOREST CITY, NC - What should have been a jolly visit with Santa was anything but for one North Carolina boy, who says he was fat-shamed by Saint Nick.
"And I went out and I started crying because I just felt so bad," 9-year-old Anthony Masyse told WLOS.
Anthony paid a visit to Santa Claus, who is employed by Forest City, with his mom and siblings. He says he broke into tears when Santa insulted him over his weight.
“When I got done, he said lay off the hamburgers and french fries, and that really just disrespected me and I felt awful,” Anthony said.
“I was just mind blown. I wished a million times that we would have never went,” said mom Ashley Mayse.
The town manager says Santa apologized for the rude remarks to both the supervisor and the Mayse family.
"When he went to apologize to me, he didn't even mean it," Anthony said.
Anthony's mom says she wants him fired for the insensitive comments.
“I’m hoping he’s fired because I don’t want any kid feeling like he did Saturday. I mean it destroyed him,” she said.
The company that hired the Santa Claus has reportedly said they would take disciplinary action.