For a show about Santa Claus that airs on Disney+, “The Santa Clauses” seems to find itself mired in controversy constantly. Viewers were annoyed by one joke in Season 1 where Santa talks about how saying “Merry Christmas” is problematic. It’s a conservative talking point with no basis in reality, and now, Allen is once again in the hot seat for his alleged behavior while filming something for the franchise.
It shouldn’t be exactly news that Allen, by his own admission, has a short fuse. In a 2021 interview on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” Allen spoke about an incident on the set of “The Santa Clause 2” where they were shooting a scene involving a bunch of children. A couple of the kids began acting up and preventing them from getting the shot they needed. As Allen put it, “The kid said one more word, and I let out the biggest F-bomb. And I turned around, and there are 12 children, looked like that you had ripped their legs off. Their Santa has just screamed the F-bomb.”
He added that he recognized his mistake, and even though Disney people tried to do damage control, what was done was done. But Allen’s unprofessional behavior allegedly goes back much further to his “Home Improvement” days.