This has got to have been the most ludicrous Santa Parade season we’ve ever seen.
The hilarity of the back story of the Nelson Santa Parade is that Rob Herewini, who did a wonderful job as the Māori Santa, only did so after the original Santa, Glen James, pulled out because a week earlier he’d faced backlash for his Redneck Float complete with Confederate Flag and beer cans at the Richmond Santa parade.
So a Māori Santa stepped in for Redneck Confederate Flag waving Santa and no one sees the irony?
This is all making the Pride parade look really well organised.
All this angst over a Coca-Cola mascot.
The level of vitriol that has replaced public debate means we have lost all nuance. I honestly despair at any ability to progress any issue in the age of social media outrage olympics.