'Bad Santa' Throws A Sweary Tantrum And Freaks Kids Out

by Valerie Williams
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Festival Santa loses it in front of parents and kids

At what sounds like a very quaint and utterly British Christmas event, a Santa Claus there to visit with children dropped a big ol’ F bomb after a fire alarm went off, sending horrified parents and their kids scattering.

Is it wrong that instead of clutching pearls we’re giggling uncontrollably?

It was in the English town of St. Ives, Cambridgeshire during the Father Christmas Grotto experience organized by Festival Events St Ives that all heck broke loose. According to CambridgeLive, smoke machines from another nearby event falsely triggered the fire alarm. CNN reports that parents and kids were already evacuating, but that didn’t stop Santa from losing his shit. “He came changing (sic) in, ripped his hat and beard off in front of 50 odd kids and started shouting and swearing at people to leave,” read a Facebook post from a parent.

What swear word specifically? He apparently shouted at the assembled crowd to “get the fuck out.”

The concerned parent posting on Facebook added, “You should be ashamed of yourself acting like that in front of children. There is no way he should be allowed near a child.”

“People were in the process of vacating the building and in came angry Santa swearing using the most vile language, ripping off his hat and beard with steam literally coming from his ears… not too sure why he was so cross?” said another parent.

The Festival’s organizers have put a slightly better PR spin on the day’s events noting that their Santa was actually trying to save people. “Santa was upstairs in his grotto… and immediately assisted in the evacuation of the building,” they said. “FESt wish to apologize for any offense or distress caused to parents and children by the attempts to ensure all visitors and staff had exited the building and were safe.”

Sadly, no video footage of this unintentionally hilarious event has surfaced yet, and that’s a pity. Because we all know English accent swears are top-notch swears.

Santa broke the fourth wall in the very best way possible and any parent not laughing hysterically at the idea of it probably wouldn’t like me very much because I’ve died and my ghost is typing this.

Another mom at the event tells CambridgeLive that the whole thing was pretty upsetting for the kids. “My friend’s little boy was upset as his dad was carrying him when Santa told them ‘to get the fuck out’,” adding that she was forced to tell her own kids he wasn’t the real Santa and will be going on the Naughty List.

Something tells us he won’t give a single reindeer turd about that.

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