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Dutch Santa

Dark Side of

Christmas Traditions

12/10/2012 4:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Santa Claus don't need no elves ... not in the Netherlands, where they believe his helper is a guy named "Black Pete," and people dress up like him by wearing black face. Merry racism, everyone!

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kim    

this is bad information . TMZ got informed wrong. This is a different holiday. It's more something for kids, this holiday is every year on the 5th of December. However i also find it a stupid holiday it is not how we celebrate Christmas.

Siterklaas ( what you call Sint Pete) is a holiday invented specially for kids, about the black helpers , i also don't think that's cool but its also a holiday where children get presents and have fun.

We celebrate Christmas just like anyone else. With Family , Friends , In Church.

TMZ you need to check your information before making up incorrect stories.

You have Failed making us look like racist on Christmas.

Maybe you should check America where most people only think about Presents on Christmas, when Christmas is About Lord Jesus. Meaning Love Family & Friends en Pray to The Lord ..

So Who You Think is Bad Now ..

Tryna make us look bad ..


Merry Christmas to you tooo TMZ !!

605 days ago
182.

kim    

this is bad information . TMZ got informed wrong. This is a different holiday. It's more something for kids, this holiday is every year on the 5th of December. However i also find it a stupid holiday it is not how we celebrate Christmas.

Siterklaas ( what you call Sint Pete) is a holiday invented specially for kids, about the black helpers , i also don't think that's cool but its also a holiday where children get presents and have fun.

We celebrate Christmas just like anyone else. With Family , Friends , In Church.

TMZ you need to check your information before making up incorrect stories.

You have Failed making us look like racist on Christmas.

Maybe you should check America where most people only think about Presents on Christmas, when Christmas is About Lord Jesus. Meaning Love Family & Friends en Pray to The Lord ..

So Who You Think is Bad Now ..

Tryna make us look bad ..


Merry Christmas to you tooo TMZ !!

605 days ago
183.

MJinnocentLOVE    

First we do have christmas as you in America does have with a Santa Claus and elves but we does also have Sinterklaas with 'Zwarte Piet' .. 'Black Pete', it's not racist but he is black by the soot in the chimney.

347 days ago
184.

M25    

incorrect? bitches please, no the fck they didn't delete this and they shouldn't! TMZ got it correct! take your racist bull**** all the way back to holland! it's chimney ashes ahhaahhaha gotta be fcking kidding me, and most of you are saying Americans are ignorant, take a fckng good look at yourselves! Did some digging and you don't have to look far to find black peters connection to slavery or a moor from spain. Also kids will take candy from anyone, offcourse they wouldn't find this shiz offensive, damn this is so oldschool racism! Last but not least if you people couldn't even get it past UNESCO (only presenting 'sinterklaas') then how the fck are you going to try and justify this crap here?? again American's are not the ignorant ones here, in this round the Dutchies are!

315 days ago
185.

Melissa    

Im from Belgium and we celebrate this too, first of all this has NOTHING to do with christmas!!! Its on december 6the and its an annual festival for kids!!! Those black 'peets' aint black to us! They are white but are dirty ( black ) from the chimney's. So before you even try to ruin our traditions get your facts right! And get into the story about this! -.-'

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