Mick Foley, who produced "I Am Santa Claus", defended the inclusion of Stevenson in an interview.
“Some will be touched by him and others will have to work hard to convince themselves that they were not touched by him," Foley said: "Jim clearly does an outstanding job of making children feel special.”
Director Tommy Avallone told VICE that "Any Santa Claus who actually took the time to watch the movie loved it."
Avallone didn't seem fazed by the criticism: "At the end of the day, they're grandpas and they're good people. They just have strong opinions."
So what do you guys think about it? As for me, I always love Santa, whoever and wherever he is. Merry Christmas, everybody!
See the video here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/02/i-am-santa-claus-gay-man-_n_6255972.html