Calls for Santa to have a massive rebrand!
One quarter of respondents in a poll reckon Santa should be rebranded as female or gender neutral – but not everyone agrees with the concept shares The mirror.
GraphicSprings, a logo creation company, polled 400 people from the US and UK about potential ways to modernise Santa, using the top suggestions to poll a further 4,000 people on how they envision him.
In total over one quarter (27 per cent) of respondents reckon he should be rebranded as female or gender neutral, according to 6 ABC.
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Over on social media the results of the survey have had mixed reactions, with some claiming the idea is “ridiculous”, while others don’t understand the point in arguing over a made up character.
Meanwhile a NZ shopping centre has sparked a fierce debate after revealing a transgender Santa
A cross-dressing Santa sporting white underpants and stockings has been unveiled on top of a popular shopping centre.
The Ponsonby Centre, in Auckland, installed their ‘Santa Poppins’ on Thursday, just days after questionable comments from Simon Bridges.
The New Zealand opposition leader sparked controversy by saying: ‘Mary Poppins is a woman, Santa Claus is a man. That’s how it should be.
‘You guys this morning are telling me that man didn’t walk on the moon, now you’re telling me Santa’s a woman – I just want a few things I can believe in,’ he told The AM Show earlier this week.
The team behind the gender fluid Santa say they wanted to challenge mainstream perceptions of Father Christmas, shares Daily Mail.
‘Our representation of Santa can be Mary Poppins or whatever race/gender/persuasion we prefer and can imagine.
‘The Coca-Cola company doesn’t have a monopoly on what he/she looks like,’ a spokesperson told the NZ Herald.
Ponsonby Central wrote on their Facebook page: ‘He has had many changes over the years but he is always on trend (& a wee bit cheeky!).
‘This year he is Santa Poppins, the ultimate nanny (or should we say “manny”).’
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