Sex Talk Sinks Microsoft Santa Software

User claims raunchy elf crossed the line with underage girls
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2007 3:26 AM CST

(Newser) – Microsoft got an early peek at Santa’s naughty list and found that it contained Old Saint Nick himself. The company pulled the plug on its automated Santa instant messaging program after a user claimed the elf brought up oral sex in a chat with his underage nieces when they repeatedly asked if he wanted to eat pizza, AP reports.

“You want me to eat what?” the seemingly frustrated MS Live Messenger Santa bot replied. “It's fun to talk about oral sex, but I want to chat about something else.” Microsoft said engineers tried to fix the program, but eventually decided to scrap it. A representative blamed the snafu on someone “pushing this thing to make it do things it wasn't supposed to do.”