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06 December 2007

Father Christmas fired for saying 'ho ho ho' - because it is 'offensive to women'

f4409af0fd928a6cb3f6be7f22b9eb72.jpg(dailymail.co.uk)  A Santa in an Australian department store said today...

A shop has sacked its Santa Claus for saying Ho-ho-ho.

John Oakes, 70, got his marching orders after the store decreed that women might be offended because 'ho' is American slang for a whore.

He was also found guilty of singing Jingle Bells at the Myer department store in Cairns, Northern Australia.

He said: "The manager told me my services were no longer required.

"When I asked her why, she replied, 'You said Ho-ho-ho and that's not appropriate'.

"Not appropriate? How long has Santa been calling Hohoho, for goodness sake?

"She also said I wasn't supposed to sing."

A spokesman for the store insisted the elderly Santa was dismissed because of 'his attitude' and not for his Ho-hohoing.

"Our Santas are not banned from using the term," he insisted.

Mr Oakes, who is looking for a new job as Santa, says he is prepared to sing, shout Ho or Ha.

But he draws the line at clambering down chimneys.

Instead, he was supposed to say Ha-ha-ha.

"They're are trying to kill the spirit of Christmas," said Mr Oakes, who has been a Santa for ten years.

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