The United States Customs and Border Protection's official Twitter account made an attempt at humor to celebrate Christmas -- but it massively backfired.
In a tweet posted late on Christmas Eve, the CBP wrote that "Santa, his reindeer and all of the presents have been cleared by CBP for entry into the United States!" The tweet also featured a man dress in a Santa outfit holding up an official-looking identification card.
Santa, his reindeer and all of the presents have been cleared by CBP for entry into the United States! @NoradSanta https://t.co/D28Xd8dAcg— CBP (@CBP)1577243856.0
Many Twitter users did not see the humor in CBP's tweet, especially during a time when the Trump administration is still holding thousands of migrant children who have been forcibly separated from their parents.
Check out some of the reactions below.
@CBP @NoradSanta Hope he brought gifts for these kids! https://t.co/I7frD8YFM7— Sleeping Giants (@Sleeping Giants)1577248428.0
Something about this evokes elves in cages and is very disturbing. https://t.co/LiQ16Xs68f— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1577277556.0
@CBP @NoradSanta if he didn't have the proper credentials would you arrest him. would you arrest santa— Rob (@Rob)1577252801.0
@CBP @NoradSanta Black Santa, however, had some...issues. Y'all'll never see him again.— Arran Haynes (@Arran Haynes)1577248835.0
Ha ha. Yes. We know the rules, CBP. He's white. https://t.co/byL3XAUgGS— Dígame Concejal (@Dígame Concejal)1577279070.0
@CBP @NoradSanta https://t.co/B2Y3b1oE2U— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1577255102.0
@CBP @NoradSanta Entirely different experience for Latino Santa, I would think......— Vee Terra🌈 (@Vee Terra🌈)1577248964.0
@CBP @NoradSanta And just to think one year ago today, you were letting Felipe Gómez Alonzo die of influenza. https://t.co/0bU4ejewPy— Todd A Curry (@Todd A Curry)1577253154.0
@CBP @NoradSanta Holiday-themed fascism is still fascism.— Kim Kelly (@Kim Kelly)1577252458.0