WFLD-TV anchor Robin Robinson took to the airwaves during a Tuesday evening broadcast to let the world -- or, at the least, the City of Chicago -- know that Santa doesn't exist. Following the incident, she issued an on-air apology.
On the station's 9 p.m. broadcast Robinson said:
“Santa is a symbol of the generosity of the season. You go sit on his lap and we’ll take a picture. But he’s not coming down the chimney, he’s not eating those cookies, he’s not bringing you anything!”
This commentary, which may have actually been viewed by children who still believe (after all, 9 p.m. isn't all that late), was somewhat of a frustrating shocker to some viewers.
Watch it, below (anti-Santa talk begins at 2:55):
Apparently, some viewers weren't happy with Robinson's comments on old Saint Nick. On Wednesday evening, she gave what was likely a forced, on-air apology, saying, “It was careless and callous to say what I said." Then, she proceeded to read angry notes from viewers.
Watch her apology -- which does seem genuine -- below:
(H/T: TV Spy)