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Controversial Santa video viewed by thousands

By Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  Posted: December 13, 2011

Dubstep Santa

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Almost 200,000 people have viewed a more controversial depictions of Santa made in the heart of mid-Bedfordshire.

Dirty Grotto’ was released on Youtube a week ago and once again Dubstep Santa has become a talking point all over the world.

In the video Santa, dressed in a black suit with glowing red eyes, welcomes everyone to dare enter his twisted Christmas Grotto, a place where enslaved elves work to make presents in chains, Christmas trees are engulfed with flames while Santa performs his dark hit dubstep Christmas song.

Filming took place in an underground basement in Ampthill and Shefford, with many locals lending a hand to play oppressed elves. Dan Hammond, resident chef of the Queens head pub in Ampthill  also took part in the project as head elf.

Creator and star of Dubstep Santa said: “It is a different take on Christmas I must admit.

“But you have to look beneath the surface of the dark imagery in this video. A comment I received the other day summed it up very well...  ‘Occupy North Pole! Free the elves from enslavement by the evil capitalist pig that is santa!’

“Christmas is becoming very commercialised. If I can show this to people in a fun way, then I feel that I’ve achieved my goal. I’ve always loved Santa Claus and I still do, but if we’re not careful Santa could slowly begin to represent the anti-Christmas for us all, if we don’t start acting with our hearts instead of our wallets.”

This is the third Christmas release for Dubstep Santa who has now racked up more than seven million online views and topped #14 in the Amazon.co.uk electronic charts.

With fans all over the globe, Dubstep Santa’s music is most popular in Europe and USA but also viewed and downloaded thousands of times in countries like Fiji, Yemen and Afghanistan. 

View the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPGTkkUx63M

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