Fifty Shades Of World Book Day - Boy Banned Over Cheeky Costume
Mum hits out after son excluded from fancy dress event...
Another day, another wacky Fifty Shades of Grey story - and we guarantee this one will put a smile on your face.
It seems that an 11-year-old boy was banned from taking part in the World Book Day fancy dress fun at his school yesterday after turning up dressed as Christian Grey from the erotic movie.
offensive costume.Excluded from photos, told to change yet teacher dressed as a serial killer and others with guns? pic.twitter.com/8OTZ9gPvEh
— nicola scholes (@clangar) March 5, 2015
Liam Scholes was wearing a grey suit and tie and carrying cable ties and an eye mask when he turned up at Sale High School near Manchester.
But despite admitting to the Manchester Evening News that the costume idea had begun life as a joke, his mum Nicola Scholes was angry when he was "excluded" from the event.
"We thought it was funny. We were walking home from school and he had the idea of going as Christian Grey," she told the paper.
"At first we laughed it off but then we discussed it with a few friends and saw the funny side and decided it was quite a good costume idea.
"He went in a suit and shoes and with an eye mask and cable ties. The cable ties were tiny and not enough to do anything with them. We didn't think there would be a problem.
"I got a phone call home from the school saying the outfit was inappropriate and that he had been excluded from taking part or being in any of the photographs."
She also complained that a teacher had dressed as a serial killer - claiming it was a double standard.
"Me and the teacher agreed to disagree and it's not being taken any further but I was disappointed for Liam that he'd been stopped from taking part and that he's had a dressing down.
"One of the teachers went dressed as Dexter and I don't see why sex is seen as more offensive than murder.
"If it was a primary school I could understand but it's a secondary school and the book and the film have been everywhere - it's one of the most famous books in recent years and it's not like the pupils will be unaware of it."
There was no comment on whether he'd read the book. We kind of hope not though!