School Boy Excluded For Wearing Christian Grey Outfit To World Book Day Event

5 March 2015

fifty shades

A Manchester school boy was excluded from his school's World Book Day event today because of his costume choice: he came as Christian Grey from 50 Shades of Grey.

The school told Liam Scholes, 11, that his outfit was 'offensive' and asked him to change.

His mother, Nicola, didn't see what the big deal was, as he hadn't read the books, but knew who Christian Grey was because... well, it's everywhere right now. She also felt that "Christian Grey has been the most talked about book character for the past few years."

I can see both sides of this and for me had it happened in a Primary School I would be outraged but it was in a Secondary School and as inappropriate for an eleven year old to dress up as anything sexual, it was done in a jokey way amongst older children.

Would I have asked the boy to change if I was his teacher? No, I would have told him to lose the cable ties and that's about it. When older children, say ones that attend Secondary School are to dress up, do we expect them to turn up wearing Elsa or The Very Hungry Caterpillar costumes?

What piques my interest about this is I am doubtful that the school excluded everyone that wore 'age inappropriate' costumes. However, if the school didn't take some form of action then I am sure there would have been uproar from the parents.

Play it safe with these costumes from the ELC*! HE HE!

It's definitely a tricky one, and we would love to know what you have to say on the matter.

TOPICS:   News and Recalls

4 comments

  • truthsayer
    50 shades of soft porn...his mum probably gave him the costume.
  • jude3003
    At least he went as a book character! It annoys me how many superhero / film characters there were at my son's school ( he went as cat in the hat, but he is only 3)
  • LuschkaPP
    At least he went as a book character! It annoys me how many superhero / film characters there were at my son's school ( he went as cat in the hat, but he is only 3)
    Don't tell anyone, but it annoys me too ;)
  • kirsty091187
    I bet some of the girls dresses were short but bet they didn't Get sent home

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