WATCH: Whitmer stirs debate by having “Santa” teach kids state lockdown guidelines

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer stirred controversy by bringing in “Santa” to teach kids pandemic protocols including mask wearing and social distancing.

Whitmer tweeted the video and wrote “as Michigan’s kids gear up for the holiday season, I decided to surprise a few of them with a special guest from the North Pole!”

The reaction was mixed.

Some of Whitmer’s supporters appeared to enjoy the lighthearted skit.

One Twitter user wrote “This is clever, sweet and just great!” another wrote “Good god this was adorable!!”

However, others were creeped out and found it disturbing.