Oh, come on! A 7th grader in Rosenberg, Texas — TEXAS?! — was reportedly banned from wearing a T-shirt for the next Star Wars movie because it has a picture of a Stormtrooper holding a gun on it:
7th-grader banned from wearing "Star Wars" T-shirt at school https://t.co/CVYHIJuB8i
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 13, 2015
So now movie T-shirts depicting guns that exist only in a galaxy far, far away are banned? According to the school district, yes, because the dress codes bans “symbols oriented toward violence.”
— Larry McDorchester (@McDorchester) December 13, 2015
Kids can no longer be kids. https://t.co/2ZpWLrH0cz
— Mike Sood (@mke_sood) December 13, 2015
He should convert to Jedi https://t.co/lGuWA4oNHj
— SnarkyGinger (@snarkyRedhd) December 13, 2015
It's a Storm Trooper, he wouldn't hit anything anyway! https://t.co/on3N4MfVXS
— Steve (@slfoster22) December 13, 2015
Hilarious. USA is so pro gun, but kid wears imaginary weapon and offends everyone. https://t.co/WcXCDlMFXr
— hillary butler (@Mchillzaclap) December 13, 2015
According to the kid’s father, it’s “political correctness run amok.” From ABC 13:
Joe Southern says his son, Colton, wore a shirt depicting the “Star Wars – The Force Awakens” logo, along with a Storm Trooper holding a weapon, to class Thursday at George Junior High School. He’s apparently worn it to school several times before without any issue.
On Thursday, though, school officials told Colton the shirt was banned because it has a gun, or at least a picture of what in the movie is weapon.
“It’s political correctness run amok. You’re talking about a Star Wars t-shirt, a week before the biggest movie of the year comes out. It has nothing to do with guns or making a stand. It’s just a Star Wars shirt,” Southern said.
May the stupid be with you.