With our numbers increasing it attracts a certain element that doesn’t understand the ethics behind it. It’s about art in public space, creativity, donning gay apparel and being festive.
S/he goes on to admit there is some wrongdoing, but it’s really overblown:
SantaCon brings way more smiles than it does scowls. It’s easy for the press to look at a group of people all dressed the same acting out of the norm and make claims about them. There is probably .01% of Santas that act inappropriately, but when you have 30,000 people that’s 30 people, and it’s easy to take a picture of them.