11.15.2007

Speaking of the Christmas spirit...

... What is this world coming to?!!!

SYDNEY (AFP) - Santas in Australia's largest city have been told not to use Father Christmas's traditional "ho ho ho" greeting because it may be offensive to women, it was reported Thursday.
Sydney's Santa Clauses have instead been instructed to say "ha ha ha" instead, the Daily Telegraph reported.

One disgruntled Santa told the newspaper a recruitment firm warned him not to use "ho ho ho" because it could frighten children and was too close to "ho", a US slang term for prostitute.

"Gimme a break," said Julie Gale, who runs the campaign against sexualising children called Kids Free 2B Kids.

"We are talking about little kids who do not understand that "ho, ho, ho" has any other connotation and nor should they," she told the Telegraph.

"Leave Santa alone."

A local spokesman for the US-based Westaff recruitment firm said it was "misleading" to say the company had banned Santa's traditional greeting and it was being left up to the discretion of the individual Santa himself.

* Story on yahoo.com

5 comments:

A. said...

That's ridiculous!!

M said...

2 words: Puh. Lease.

M said...

2 more words: Shut up.

TLC said...

yep i saw this today too.

this is just stupid. stupid. stupid.

i agree with M: 2 words for the morons down under: Shut. Up.

wrestling kitties said...

If a santa started saying HA HA HA at me I would punch him!

First, it is kinda scary and second I would be insulted...like "are you laughing at me a$$hole?"

so stupid.