We can’t seem to get through the holiday season without some prominent conservative declaring the PC-brigade is waging a war on Christmas, and this year is no exception.
Taking up the fight this time is commentator Prue MacSween — yes, the woman who told Sunrise‘s infamous Indigenous affairs panel last year that “just like the first Stolen Generation where a lot of children that were taken because it was for their own wellbeing, we need to do it again, perhaps”.
MacSween logged on to Twitter yesterday to complain that a four-year-old boy was upset at Myer Bondi Junction after seeing a woman dressed as Santa Claus. “Why are we traumatising little kids with this gender nonsense,” MacSween asked, before going on to liken the practice to “child abuse”.
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It’s a lot to unpack. But even putting aside the claim that a woman dressing up as a fictional man amounts to an attack on Christmas, gender, and the family unit, something about MacSween’s allegations just doesn’t stack up.
Which means one of two things. Either the child — well-versed in “stranger-danger” — was simply calling out a store-Santa imposter, or the lady Saint Nick was a figment of a MacSween fever-dream.