SPOILER ALERT: Santa Claus is not real.
But this hasn’t stopped a handful of racist Internet users from freaking out over the Mall of America in Minnesota daring to feature a Saint Nick played by Larry Jefferson-Gamble.
Nevermind the fact that Jefferson-Gamble is a retired U.S. Army veteran. He’s black!
And the response of idiotic bigots to this fact prompted the Minnesota Star-Tribune to shut down the comments section for a simple profile of the mall’s first black Santa.
Elsewhere, a CBS Minnesota report was also bombarded with negative and comments, leading us to wonder what the heck is wrong with a certain segment of the population.
Because we want to keep believing that love trumps hate, however, we’re here to present only POSITIVE social media reactions to Jefferson-Gamble as Santa.
Why let the racists win, right?