Saturday, 5 May 2012

Don't They Grow Up Quick?

An Aurora elementary school student has been suspended for three days after quoting this line from an LMFAO song: "I’m sexy and I know it."

Forms from the school indicate the [6 year old] first-grader was suspended for sexual harassment, which the school district's discipline code says has "negative affects of the learning or work of others."
Some grown-ups don't half have filthy minds, eh?

The boy little P tells me that if the same rule applied over here, all the boys in years 4, 5 and 6 at his school would have been at home playing on their Wii machines for the past couple of months.

You see, the song is more than a little popular. I wonder where that leaves the pop music stations who have been playing it dozens of times a day all over the United States, presumably they will be hauled up in front of a beak for sexually harassing all listeners 6 years old and over? Mind your playlist, BBC Radio 1.

I'd like to say that our educators aren't as daft, but I just know you lot will point to the same kind of idiocy this side of the pond. Daily Mail links don't count.

Anyway, altogether now, "Everyday I'm shufflin".

H/T David M


7 comments:

Sad But Mad Lad said...

I'm surprised that band hasn't been banned from American airwaves because of their acronym. They might say it stands for Loving My Friends And Others but no one really believes that, not least 6 year old kids.

JuliaM said...

We can point and laugh at the funny, prudish Yanks, but it's whistling in the graveyard - we always get a 'craze' a few monmths after they do. In fact, in some places, it's 
already started . 

…Zaph said...

I am no fan of this type of music. However, I am even less a fan of this type of knee-jerking, nannying reaction to it. So, c'mon the LMFAO.

Thirty years ago, when I was at primary school, Status Quo released a song called Marguerita Time. For some reason, most of my friends and me took to wandering around the playground every morning singing the lyrics to this song. We were eventually told by a teacher than we shouldn't be singing that because margueritas are, of course, an alcoholic drink, and we were only about 10 at the time.

We had no idea what the hell these margueritas were. But we did now :)

Clearly that teacher was about a quarter-century ahead of her time.

Must go and dust off my copy of the track now…

Able said...

Sexual harassment by a 6 year old????

I'm... Just...

Methinks this says more about the one-track mind of the teacher (just guaranteed to be a staunch member of the feminazi party) than of anything else.

Hmm, I wonder how many little girls are so charged?

Able said...

Sexual harassment by a 6 year old????

I'm... Just... 

Methinks this says more about the one-track mind of the teacher (just guaranteed to be a staunch member of the feminazi party) than of anything else.

Hmm, I wonder how many little girls are so charged? 

Able said...

Sexual harassment by a 6 year old????

I'm... Just... 

Methinks this says more about the one-track mind of the teacher (just guaranteed to be a staunch member of the feminazi party) than of anything else.

Hmm, I wonder how many little girls are so charged? 

Sam Duncan said...

Good story, Zaph. I recall, while still in short trousers (around the same time, now I think of it), strolling around the playground with my mates, confidently hollering the J. Geils Band's Centerfold at the top of our lungs. Didn't have a clue.

Looking back, it can't have been all that long before we did, mind you...