We've taken away Cookie Monster's cookies, said Candyland might contribute to childhood obesity so maybe kids shouldn't play it, and banned cupcakes from school birthday parties. Just when you thought it wasn't possible to suck the life out of childhood anymore than we've already done, now we need to make Santa lose weight.
As reported in the Scotsman, Santa Claus is too fat and a poor role model for children!
THE festive image of a fat, jolly Santa could be sending out the wrong message in the fight against obesity, experts warned yesterday.
Dr Miles Fisher, consultant physician at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, said: "Santa is the archetypal picture of abdominal obesity."
He added: "The image of Santa is of a round, jolly person and it is meant to be one of hilarity, but if you have obesity around your tummy, then it is very bad for you. "
Before, we thought it was just not good to be overweight, but now we know that having fat around your middle is particularly bad."