LANGHORNE, Pa. (AP) – A beloved Santa with “naughty” tattooed on one arm and “nice” tattooed on the other has been asked to tone down his typically goofy poses at a suburban Philadelphia mall, leaving some fans miffed.READ MORE: Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Sold Out This Weekend
Scott Diethorne is known for silly poses like hanging kids upside down and flashing his “naughty” or “nice” forearms.
Customers tell Philly.com that when they arrived at the Oxford Valley Mall in Bucks County for their annual photos recently, they learned Santa Scott could only take “traditional” Christmas pictures – no tattoos or upside-down poses.READ MORE: Small Plane Makes Landing In Field In Clarion County
Cherry Hill Programs, which runs the mall, says they’re “dedicated to preserving the tradition and image of Santa.”
Diethorne declined to comment, but his daughter says he loves his job and he doesn’t want this outcry to jeopardize it.
His fans are coming for photos anyway.MORE NEWS: Free Dental Care Clinic Being Held At The David L. Lawrence Convention Center
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