Santa Turns Away Autistic Kid and Her Service Dog

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  1. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Why the fuck would someone name their kid Abcde?

    Mall Santa sends away 7-year-old autistic girl because of her service dog
    Published December 02, 2014
    Fox News Latino
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    This Santa is going to get some coal in his stocking this year after turning what should have been a joyful moment into sadness for a young girl.

    At The Shops at Mission Viejo, California on Sunday, 7-year-old Abcde Santos, who is autistic, was excitedly waiting for more than 30 minutes to tell Santa what she wanted for Christmas when the man in red turned her away, the OC Register[​IMG] reported.

    Apparently St. Nick was afraid of Santos' service dog Pup-Cake, a 5-year-old pit bull.

    Julie Miller, a family friend and service animal advocate, told the newspaper that the family would not be doing interviews, but said they were “heartbroken” over the ordeal.

    “For an autistic child to wait in line for 30 minutes, that’s an accomplishment in itself,” she said.

    Miller, who also manages the "Pup-Cake, The Service Dog" fan page on Facebook[​IMG], said the family offered to remove the dog from the area and even explained that it was a trained service dog, but the Santa still refused to see the little girl.

    “Santa suddenly became allergic,” according to a post on the Facebook.

    The Santos family contacted mall representatives about the incident, who immediately responded to the family, Miller said.

    “We do not condone the behavior displayed by Santa and have worked with our partners at Noerr, the company that hires our Santas, to replace this Santa with one that is more compassionate to our guests’ needs,” The Shops at Mission Viejo said on its Facebook[​IMG]page. “We look forward to welcoming back the Santos family and Pup-Cake for a special Santa experience.”

    Mall representatives declined to comment further.

    Miller said this is not the first time the Santos family has “gotten grief for having a pit bull as a service dog.”

    “This particular dog ... she’s trained, not menacing, and she’s little,” she said.

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    Abcde Santos

    that's fucked up
     
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    If I had guessed the race of Abcde, I would have been wrong. Who would thunk it?
     
  4. Uncle Larry

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    Who would have guessed how the kid's name is pronounced?

    http://ktla.com/2014/12/03/santa-el...year-old-autistic-girl-at-mission-viejo-mall/

    Two actors who portrayed Santa Claus and an elf at a shopping mall in Orange County have been fired after turning away a 7-year-old autistic girl and her service dog, officials said.

    Abcde (pronounced Ab-Suh-Dee) Santos waited in line with her family and the dog, named Pup-Cake, for more than thirty minutes at the Shops at Mission Viejo before the incident occurred Sunday, according to Julie Marie Miller, a spokeswoman for the Santoses. ....

    In a later news release, Miller thanked the management team at shopping center and its parent company, The Simon Property Group, “for swiftly responding to our concerns.”

    “Santa and the elf have subsequently been fired,” she said.

    The statement was shared by The Shops at Mission Viejo on its Facebook page, which added: “We look forward to welcoming back the Santos family and Pup-Cake for a special Santa experience.”
     
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    Autistic AND a ridiculous name.
    That's getting dealt a bad hand
     
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    What clever parents. Now alphabet girl has a lifetime of "excuse me, wtf is your name?" to look forward to.
     
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    The homeless man playing Santa needs to be fired for being a little bitch about dogs..

    the parents need to be slapped for such a stupid name
     
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    This.

    I sat here trying to decide if I was more discouraged by the situation or that girl's name. It was a toss up.

    Do you think ABCDE is a family name? :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm guessing the family changed her name to Abcde when she couldn't get any further in the alphabet and they realized she was autistic.
     
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    Ha!

    and "Seven"

    Such a great show...
     
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    I was debating between the two :D
     
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    Why does she need a service dog? Is she blind?
     
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    Both are equivalent of ABCDE - so you win either way. :thumbup2:
     
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    Is her brother LMNOP?
     
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    yes, but its actually pronounced "StUpidFuckingName"
     
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    You spell the girl's name A...B...C...D...E?!?!? : oy:
     
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    Rock on, autistic chick

     
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    Should have gone down the same route as Lester Green's parents.

     
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    Her Father's name is IBFU