— Phil Hanson (@philly_cheesest) March 28, 2017
Nothing is sacred anymore. Not even Santa Claus:
Santa is a gay man in an interracial relationship in this new picture book https://t.co/ZgXfoov34x
— TIME (@TIME) March 28, 2017
So, we’re really doing this? Apparently, yes:
A new picture book will depict Santa as a gay man in an interracial relationship, publisher Harper Design confirmed Tuesday.
The book, Santa’s Husband, goes on sale Oct. 10 and tells the story of a black Santa Claus and his white husband who both live in the North Pole. Santa’s spouse frequently fills in for his husband at malls, according to a description of the book Harper Design provided to TIME.
Daniel Kibblesmith, who is a staff writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and co-author of How to Win at Everything, penned the parody children’s book after tweeting in December that he would only tell his future child Santa was black. “If they see a white one, we’ll say ‘That’s his husband,’” Kibblesmith wrote.
— RBe (@RBPundit) March 28, 2017
— ?Amy Curtis? (@VLRAmyCurtis) March 28, 2017
— ConservativeBlackMan (@Thomasismyuncle) March 28, 2017
— Alyssa1413 (@Collegegirl1312) March 28, 2017
C’mon, man. Can’t we get a break, just for a little while?
Not everything is gay. Not everyone is gay. Literally nobody cares. https://t.co/vOiJ9zkIMA
— Cargo Shorts Musket (@Patriot_Musket) March 28, 2017
@TIME Leave Santa and Mrs. Claus alone. Let a classic remain a classic
— Nan (@WayToGoNan) March 28, 2017
Four year olds really need to know about sex. At Christmas. https://t.co/2FHG2ITNlo
— Mo Mo (@molratty) March 28, 2017
@molratty That is infuriating.
— Taze (@donttazemebro) March 28, 2017
@TIME no no no. Now, this is really going overboard.
— lisaD?⚾️??⚕️ (@tonto326) March 28, 2017
@molratty Wait until you see their take on the Nativity
— StanleyFosha (@stanleyfosha) March 28, 2017