A popular mall Santa Claus who poses with children while flashing naughty or nice tattoos on his arms has been told to tone down his act.
Cherry Hill Programs, which operates the Santa photo experience for the mall, said it's "dedicated to preserving the tradition and image of Santa".
This year, however, patrons showed up at the Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne only to learn that Diethorne was limited to taking only "traditional" Christmas photos with guests - no tattoo pics or upside-down poses.
Santa Scott, a.k.a. Scott Diethorne, now serves as the jolly man in the red suit at the Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne, Pa.
Diethorne declined to comment, but his daughter says he loves his job and he doesn't want this outcry to jeopardize it. "I want people to know he's still there".
Holiday outrage followed as longtime fans of Santa Scott took to social media to voice their displeasure.
Nagy, who brings along her pet snakes to pose with Santa Scott, also pointed out how a local photography studio would be hosting an "uncensored session" with Diethorne this week, for anyone interested in snapping a photo with Diethorn and his tats.
"NO TATTOOS!" wrote one commenter.
"Santa Scott is the only Santa I'll take my kids to get pictures with", wrote another commenter. "Whoever is putting a stop to him doing the things he's known for needs to loosen up before the Oxford Valley mall loses the only good thing it has going".