If you wondered what has the internet in a tizzy today, enter “Gay Santa Claus.”
This week, publisher Harper Design announced plans for a new picture book titled Santa’s Husband. The book portrays Jolly Old Saint Nicholas as a gay man who is in an interracial relationship.
The story features a black Santa Claus and his white husband enjoying life on the North Pole.
Seems harmless, right?
The book even has some nice artwork which was unveiled by Daniel Kibblesmith, a staff writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, on social media.
Well, not everyone took so kindly to the idea and the comments section on a tweet from TIME Magazine was a treasure-trove of anger from the far right folks.
Just check out some of the responses:
@TIME Why can’t Santa just be “Santa” and married to Mrs.Clause? Why on earth do we have to change everything?No, that is NOT anti gay😤
— Lucy Lu Moo (@princesslucymoo) March 28, 2017
@TIME this is not right!!! where is the respect for tradition… the ideology of gender is going to far 😑…
— Readbird (@kathandrews26) March 28, 2017
@TIME liberals ruin everything. 😑
— pape Satàn aleppe! (@JuanoDeArca) March 28, 2017
OMG — you’re all freaking crazy
You can’t leave a classic alone
Must introduce your sexual BS into everything
— Cindy (@psgcindy) March 29, 2017
@TIME this is not news and not what the middle class cares about, let’s focus on what’s really relevant
— Steve Stokesberry (@stokesberry4) March 28, 2017
@TIME this is horrible at so many levels. Psychos needing therapy!
— OurPresidentTrump (@aemdbm) March 29, 2017
@TIME Please just leave an innocent childhood experience out of this PC crap.
— Shannon Benjamin (@ShannonDBenji) March 29, 2017
I just have one question for the people complaining: Who are the snowflakes now?