What is wrong with these people?
It’s been well-documented here at Mediaite that I disagree with MSNBC host (and lover of “paternalism“) Touré on a wide swath of issues, but my how the holidays can bring people together.
During a cute segment on what The Cycle hosts did for their respective Christmas celebrations, Touré shocked his colleagues (and plenty of viewers) by saying that he refuses to lie to his children about the existence of Santa Claus, instead allowing his kids to pick out their own presents and not think that some “stranger” magically places gifts under the tree overnight.
“My 5-year-old and 3-year-old, we didn’t talk about Santa at all,” he explained. “I went shopping with them and let Hendrix pick out a present for himself and his sister. He is good at picking out for his sister. The idea that the presents did not come from us never came up. It never occurred. We put out the presents before bedtime on Christmas Eve. There was no myth that some stranger is going to come in through the door.”
Co-host Krystal Ball had just explained her daughter’s cute Santa-related story, and so she proceeded to tease Touré and call his parenting decision “lame.”
“I’m sorry. We didn’t lie to our children,” he shot back. “I don’t think that that’s lame, but whatever. Judge not.”