Ohio boy fights for right to wear make-up to school

Posted By Staff

Date: September 25th, 2008

Category: Uncategorized

HAMILTON, Ohio – An eighth grade boy from Hamilton, Ohio, is fighting a school ban over wearing makeup to class.
Thirteen-year-old Matt Allsup wears black eye makeup, lipstick and fingernail polish. Matt’s mom supports her son’s choice. They point out that every student at Matt’s school is required to wear a character badge pledging to value uniqueness in others.
But school administrators say Matt’s makeup is against dress code and a distraction. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceRugs Express
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16 Responses to “Ohio boy fights for right to wear make-up to school”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Freak!

  2. any mouse Says:

    If they let the girls, and the rules do not prohibit the boys from wearing makeup they pretty much have to let him or change the rules.

  3. Hall Monitor Says:

    This story made http://detentionslip.org! Check it out for all the crazy headlines from our schools.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    The idiot doesnt need to be wearing black make-up to school at 13. Why his mom would let him dress like a jackass and support it is beyond me.

  5. parent Says:

    Goofy kids come from goofy parents.

  6. MB Says:

    DOESN’T HE KNOW THE GOTH LOOK IS OUT? DOES HE ALSO KNOW HIS MOTHER IS A COMPLETE IDIOT? ITS KINDA LIKE A BOY WANTING TO WEAR A MINI SKIRT AND CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHY NO ONE WILL LET HIM.. WHAT A COMPLETE BRAT.. LET MOMMY HOME SCHOOL THE DEADBEAT, BUT THE SCHOOL NEEDS TO STAND FIRM…

  7. Anonymous Says:

    I have to tell you, I am a goth. But there is a time and place for everything.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    buncha stupid idiots mother and son

  9. Anonymous Says:

    let the little queer wear his makeup, and get beat up by the other kids. that will teach him

  10. Anonymous Says:

    I say let the boy express himself. I don’t see how it would hurt anyone, and it’s only a distractions to kids brought up to be little bastards like what most of you seem to be. I guess these kids can only be unique in ways that the school tells them.

  11. mb Says:

    Define a Goth above. It is not just a young man trying to express himself…it is the whole aspect of it the school wants to avoid. They make the kids in L.A go thru metal detectors and they are not allowed to wear gang colors, throw signs etc… there is a reason.. because kids get dead when they are allowed to “EXPRESS THEMSELVES.” They have reasons with the Goths also. Remember the black trench coats, with the weapons? How many died? This Goths are morbid, and have a tendancy to be trouble. Now little gothic Johnny you know may be a angel, but the districts have learned the hard way.. if it looks like trouble, it probably is. Keep your Goth at home, or send him to school without his black accessories.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Why dont parents give there kids a big dose of NO!!!!! That boys demon possesed. You want to be a girl so bad boy, then put on a dress and away you go. Dumbass.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    GUY WHO WERE MAKEUP R GAY

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Some of you are so ignorant. The basic point (and was mentioned above) is that there is a time and a place for everything. School is not the place to play dress-up. End of story. Would you wear that shit to work? I’m sure you couldn’t even get a job when dressed like that. Better get it out of his system…

  15. Anonymous Says:

    MB, I hate to tell you this, but the kids at Columbine weren’t goths. They were little sub-urb preps. The trench coats were just clothes. Hell, the shooters wore pants, too. Are we going to ban pants in school?

    Goths tend to keep to themselves and generally be anti-social. Occasionally you get a trouble-maker, but that’s the same for any clique, red-neck, thug, wigger, prep, goth, punk, nerd (though there tends to be less physical damage), and pot-head.

    If you take the clothes away, is he still the same kid? Yes, absolutely. The clothes don’t make the man, they simply reflect how he sees himself comfortably. If you had taken the trench coats away from the kids at Columbine, would they still have shot up the school? Of course they would have. It’s not like the kids were possessed by the clothes.

    As long as nothing is indecently dangling out, or is seen as racially/socially offensive (such as swastikas, Klan markings, obsenities, etc.) then focus on the child’s behavior, not his fashion tastes.

  16. posthuman Says:

    every generation has its ‘look’, and the town elders always hate it and believe it,s an indication of some kind of delinquency, whether it was the greasy ducktails and bobbysocks or long hair and beads, the mods punks rockers or the new wavers with to much hairspray and eyeliner. every bunch that comes down the pike not only wants to shock the old people but want to show the gang that came before them who the really cool kids are. it,s always been this way and as long as young people strive to express themselves while doing the balancing act between having an identity of their own and fitting in with their piers it will continue. besides, do we really need to remind people that judging an entire group based on the actions of the very few is just narrowminded ignorant and foolish. i guess there will always be haters.

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