A visit with St. Nick turned not-so-jolly for a 9-year-old boy, when Santa told him to "Lay off the Hamburgers and French fries."

Santa chose to body-shame Anthony Mayse after the North Carolina boy sat on his lap and shared his Christmas list.

"I went out and started crying, because I just felt so bad," Mayse tells WLOS. "When he got done, he said, 'Lay off the hamburgers and french fries,'" he recalled. "And that really just disrespected me, and I felt awful."

Instead of a letter to Santa, Mayse's mother thinks his employer should send him a pink slip.

"I'm hoping he's fired, because I don't want any kid feeling like he did Saturday," she said. "I mean, it destroyed him."

The TV station reports that the Santa has apologized to the Mayse family, but the details of any disciplinary action taken have not been made public.