Eleven-Year-Old Boy Banned From School's World Book Day Photo After Dressing Up As Christian Grey
An eleven-year-old boy in the UK was banned from taking part in his school's World Book Day celebrations after turning up to school dressed as Christian Grey.
Students had been asked to dress up as famous characters from books for the event and Liam Scholes and his mother decided it would be funny to channel Jamie Dornan's character from 50 Shades Of Grey, wearing a grey suit and carrying an eye mask and cable ties.
However, on his arrival at Sale High School in Greater Manchester, mother Nicola received a call to say that the outfit was "inappropriate" and he would not be allowed to appear in the class photo.
"We thought it was funny. We were walking home from school and he had the idea of going as Christian Grey. At first, we laughed it off but the we discussed it with a few friends and saw the funny side and decided it was quite a good costume idea."
She went on to say that she was disappointed about the outcome and highlighted that most students at the secondary school were already aware of the hit E.L James book.
"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," she said.
"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."