Graduation is supposed to be a day that most high schoolers look forward to their whole lives.
But instead of feeling proud, some seniors at Biglerville High School in Pennsylvania are just feeling ashamed — fat-shamed, that is!
School officials sent out a graduation dress code, and some of they requests seemed quite questionable.
While the boys’ suggestion to wear khakis and collared shirts didn’t seem out of line, the same, however, could not be said for the girls’ dress code, which banned “sausage rolls.” Yep, it actually said that!
The commencement clothing guide also stated:
“No bellies showing, keep ‘the girls’ covered and supported, and make sure that nothing is so small that your bits and pieces are hanging out. Please remember as you select an outfit for the awards assembly that we don’t want to be looking at ‘sausage rolls.'”
And the final, scathing line reminded female students that “you can’t put 10 pounds of mud in a five-pound sack.”
One senior — Brianna Burtop — found the dress code both sexist and sizeist, posting on Facebook:
“I didn’t know it was okay to insult your female students. Weight shouldn’t be used for comedic relief.”
Others — including non-students — agreed. After the online outrage, administrators apologized for the dress code, which has apparently been re-used for several years.
“The document does not reflect the high standards of the Upper Adams School District, and the Administration will take appropriate action to address the issue. While we regret that the document contained some unfortunate word choices, we do respect all students and hope this does not distract from the dignity of the graduation ceremony and the accomplishments of our graduating class.”
Burtop says she’s happy the school administration is taking action, but wonders why the offensive dress code went unaddressed for so long.
What do U think about the school’s rather rude dress code??