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Ken Dorph, a consultant who has played Santa for the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, was fired from his job as jolly Saint Nick for criticizing Israel's war on Gaza during a lecture at a local synagogue.
[Note: the interview is in English.]
From CNN, "I criticized the war in Gaza. Then I was fired from my job as Santa":
After the horrific Hamas attack and the devastating Israeli response, several friends and neighbors asked what I thought. On October 28th, I gave a talk at a local church in Sag Harbor entitled, "Palestine / Israel: What Gives?" to a full house. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive.
Several days later, I received an email from Sag Harbor's Chamber of Commerce informing me that I was to hand in my fur-trimmed red suit, wide black belt and jingles: I was deemed to be too outspoken to be Santa. I was devastated. Not only was I sad for losing the chance to ride in the Village on the firetruck in all my jolly glory, but I felt thwacked in my bowlful of jelly for speaking out in another life, as another character.The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce defended firing Dorph in a statement to CNN:
The Executive Committee of the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce said in a statement that Dorph was asked to step aside after he posted an "official-looking Chamber social media post" showing himself in the role of Santa without the approval of the group, and because of his recent actions in public forums. The Chamber pointed to its "long history of hosting a very simple meet-the-Santa, inherently free of any controversy through Santa's anonymity."The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce was reportedly sent 11 emails from the synagogue's members demanding he be canceled and chose to cave immediately.
"Any reason given for dismissing Santa other than the emails from [Temple Adas Israel Synagogue] is a post facto fabrication to justify the chambers incorrect decision," Dorph said.
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