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Michael Rielly

Scary 'Santa' app sends inappropriate message to young girl, family says

Fox News
July 22, 2019

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A North Carolina family is sounding the alarm about a creepy "Santa" app that reportedly sent an inappropriate message to their young daughter.

The app, called Santa Call & Text You, features images of the bearded gift-giver and apparently allows users to receive a phone call or text message from Santa Claus.

"I was just in complete shock," Adams told Fox & Friends on Monday. "It made me sick to my stomach."

The child's father took the phone from the young girl and asked several heated questions, according to the Gaston Gazette.

"I feel like my daughter was violated," Adams added.

SOURCE: https://www.foxnews.com/tech/scary-santa-app-inappropriate-message

 

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Michael Rielly

I am so tired of this crap...

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Black Hills Santa
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What a freaking shame! Some sicko devises this nonsense and now there is further ruination of the image of Santa. Is anything sacred anymore? Heck, I know the answer: No. Disgusting sickos, full of evil intent, do anything they can to destroy, not bring up! 

I understand news agencies informing parents, but the bad thing is that everybody and their brother will bring it up to those of us who never, in our wildest dreams, would do anything to besmirch the image of Santa. Oy gevalt!

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bllwnkl

I'm not interested at all in doing video chats or texts or anything like that as Santa. A good old fashioned down to earth back to the basics Santa is fine with me!

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Michael Rielly

I warned about this exact thing happening years ago.

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Black Hills Santa
2 minutes ago, Michael Rielly said:

I warned about this exact thing happening years ago.

Yep, you could see this coming down the pike. Just pitiful.

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bllwnkl
9 minutes ago, Michael Rielly said:

I warned about this exact thing happening years ago.

Yes I remember you mentioning this in the documentary.

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Santa Bill Reiller

Looks like the chat business will take a breather until this blows over.  Was thinking about it but now not too sure.

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TamaleClaus
28 minutes ago, Michael Rielly said:

I warned about this exact thing happening years ago.

Another sad reflection about some individuals in our society.  All about $$$ and self, Christmas is about giving for others, and too many individuals just see its a time to take advantage of others.  Get as much as they can at any cost.  At least if in person, not as much change of things being "Misunderstood" as they can online.

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Santa TJS
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Got to wonder who the Santa images are, more than likely screen grabs and the ones portrayed don't even know they have been used, as there are two distinct images here.

 

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Drosselmeyer
1 hour ago, Santa TJS said:

Got to wonder who the Santa images are, more than likely screen grabs and the ones portrayed don't even know they have been used, as there are two distinct images here.

Yes - good observation - also note that the chat shown is not the one discussed in the article - it looks like the person messaging Santa is claiming to be naughty - I don't doubt this happened - but in this age of fake news and misinformation how much of this story is legitimate vs. how much the author of the news article took liberties and filled in the blanks to make a good story - either way it is sad and it reflects poorly on all the rest of us . . . .

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Felix Estridge
11 minutes ago, Drosselmeyer said:

Yes - good observation - also note that the chat shown is not the one discussed in the article - it looks like the person messaging Santa is claiming to be naughty - I don't doubt this happened - but in this age of fake news and misinformation how much of this story is legitimate vs. how much the author of the news article took liberties and filled in the blanks to make a good story - either way it is sad and it reflects poorly on all the rest of us . . . .

If you click the link at the top where Mike posted the news story, you can watch it where it does show the actual text that it is about.

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Santa Bruce Geron

Sick.

I'm so tired of this and the people that promote this activity.

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Tim Cavender

As Mike said, I am sick and tired of this, too.  There are lots of Santas who truly bring joy and the magic of Christmas to lots of children.  It is sad that there are people out there who would destroy an image that is to be kind, compassionate and considerate to children. Santa is to be an example for the children.  So sad!!!

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