Santa Sculpted In The Likeness Of Jabba The Hutt

December 5, 2013


This is Santa the Hutt, a sculpture created for clothing retailer Betabrand by artist Cianna Valley and on display at their San Francisco store. You can go get your picture taken with him. Bring the kids! Make them cry. It's the perfect opportunity to give them the diabetes talk. "What's the diabetes talk?" No clue. What I do know is Santa needs to lay off the cookies. *eying picture* And elves.

Keep going for a closeup of the importance of brushing and flossing and a couple getting their picture taken with the monster.



  • Angie

    I am not pro obesity, but I am anti discrimination. I am an obese woman. I weigh 300 lbs. Obesity is not ok. I am not here to argue that I can be healthy at any weight, that fat is beautiful, that it is all genetics, or that there is anything inherently positive about obesity. I am here to state that no matter how much I, or any person weighs,
    we have the right to protection from discrimination and abuse. The Santa The Hutt effigy feels both discriminatory and abusive.

    Obesity is widely reviled. The verbal insults, and even instances of physical attack are something that overweight and obese individuals, myself included, have come to simply endure. Hate and disgust towards the obese has woven itself so tightly into the fabric of society that it is viewed as perfectly acceptable behavior, normal and commonplace. Overweight children are terrorized, both verbally and physically at school, often without adequate protective recourse. Overweight people suffer rude comments, long disgusted stares, exclusion from social situations, and unfair hiring practices. There is a barrage of negative fat stereotyping in the media; television, radio, ad campaigns etc. We have all seen it. The obese character who is perpetually eating, lazy, stupid, bumbling, sexless, and unaccomplished.

    Every individual is entitled to his or her opinion. We all harbour our personal prejudices and buy into certain stereotypes. No one has to like my appearance. You can look at me and feel disgust. That is your right.

    However, I should have the right to make my way through life free from discrimination and abuse. I would extend this sentiment to anyone who reads this.

    I wrote this to you, the reader, in the hopes that it might begin to shape your percepton of how the obese, as well as any other fringe member of society is treated. You do not have to like us. That is ok. But, you cannot purposefully harm us.

    It would be impossible to police every person who decides to harm another human being. Much of that falls to personal responsibility. Therein lies the importance of perception. However, if you are in the position to send out an abusive image or message to a large amount of people then you hold a special responsibility not to do
    so. The Santa The Hutt sculpture if offensive. It is abusive to the obese. I am sure the people responsible for creating and putting this effigy in the public eye would argue otherwise. To me, the intent is painfully clear.

  • dougfunnay

    too many belly rolls

  • If you're naughty this is the Santa that comes down your chimney.

  • jeffrey jakubowski

    he'll come in your chimney alright

  • Yay.

  • Edgar Suarez

    That guy is touching Santa-Jabba like they're having a kid together.

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