A survey has found that more than a third of people think Santa Claus should be rebranded as a gender neutral person. Some magazine we’ve never heard of asked its 200 Twitter followers if they thought Santa should be gender neutral to make him/her/it seem more inclusive. Of the 30 people who responded, 12 said yes and apparently that’s all you need to base an article on these days with an overly dramatic and misleading headline.
One anonymous person with no profile picture and 2 followers tweeted “There should be no straight white male role models in this day and age. Santa should be a transgender Asian disabled bi-sexual vegan black woman with mental health issues. Get with the times people.”
However, another person said “It’s PC gone mad. Santa Claus is a big fat cuddly old man with a wife called Mrs. Claus. I mean for fuck sake you can’t even say Merry Christmas these days without someone getting offended. Happy Holidays my arse! The world’s gone mad.”
In reality of course Santa will never be rebranded but whipping up hysteria on baseless nonsense for clickbait purposes is what it’s all about these days and Oh my God look at the ad under this paragraph! You really should click on it and I’m not just saying that because we make a whopping 10 cent per click. Honest!