Arthur sees red after missing Santa role
ALL Arthur Butler wants for Christmas is the chance to spread joy as the jolly man in red.
The Aboriginal man from Kurralta Park says he desperately wants a job playing Father Christmas after being dismayed by a recent online advertisement from a talent agency looking for “Caucasian” men to play the part this festive season.
“I was a bit shocked by it,” Mr Butler says.
“That was one of the reasons I went for it – to try and change things up – and I want to show other (Aboriginal) people they can do it as well.”
Mr Butler says he would “love to be Santa to see the kids’ faces light up”.
“I love to bring happiness into people’s lives,” he says.
Mr Butler called the talent agency and they told him being Aboriginal would not hurt his application but that they had already filled all of the positions.
So Mr Butler and his friends have started a Facebook page, called Arthur for Santa Gig, to try to make his dream come true.
NO JOY: Arthur Butler was shocked by an ad to recruit a Caucasian Father Christmas.