A Real Life Bad Santa, As Opposed To Billy Bob Thornton's Fictional One, Allegedly Told Children Father Christmas Wasn't Real Before Detailing Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre

Bad Santa: Sacked For Telling Kids He Isn’t Real And Detailing Sandy Hook School Shootings

A British Bad Santa has been sacked after allegedly telling children he wasn’t really Father Christmas and talking about the recent massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut

According to The Telegraph, the man — who was employed on a freelance basis at Notcutts Garden Center in Oxford, England for ten years — is alleged to have made the astonishing comments to the children of one family.

Wendy Kennett, 33, and husband Steven took their children — Ryan, 10; Amy, 7; and Katie, 6 — to the garden center to see Father Christmas. As one would expect, the children sat on the Santa’s knee and told him they had been good boys and girls.

It was at this point that the Santa allegedly told the children,”Well there are bad people in the world and bad things happen, like what happened to those children in America,” the Huffington Post reports.

Mrs. Kennett said the Santa then started regaling the children in detail about the mass shootings in Newtown before her stunned husband interrupted him. The Santa reportedly then asked to speak to 10-year-old Ryan alone.

Moments later, the boy ran out of the store grotto crying and told his mother: “Santa told me he is not real, it’s just you and dad.”

Unsurprisingly, Mrs. Kennett told The Telegraph, “I was totally furious. I now had three children in tears. It was the worst day of my life.”

Ryan, Amy, and Katie Kennett with Santa at Notcutts garden centre in England