Here’s one to quack home about.
Virginia high school student Hunter Spain was told by his school to turn inside-out or remove his “Duck Dynasty” T-shirt because officials said its slogan implies the threat of violence.
WWBT 12 reports the T-shirt, recently worn by Si Robertson, one of the A&E hit show’s rambunctious personalities, has the words, “I Will Hurt You Physically and Metaphysically,” upon it.
“Duck Dynasty” follows the lives of bearded millionaires who run a duck-call business.
“If you are a ‘Duck Dynasty’ fan, you understand the meaning of the shirt,” David Clark, Dinwiddie High School’s superintendent, told WWBT.
“For this to be considered a threat to the school, I couldn’t understand it.”
- Edna-Jo Spain
“But if you haven’t watched ‘Duck Dynasty,’ you may question if the shirt implies violence. As a school division, we would like to keep our slogans on student shirts as non-violent as possible.”
The mother of the student in question wasn’t buying Clark’s rationale.
“For this to be considered a threat to the school, I couldn’t understand it,” Hunter’s mom, Edna-Jo Spain, told WWBT, adding her son’s grandmother gave him the controversial T-shirt as a gift.
"[This is] a lady who would not even buy my daughter ripped up jeans to wear to school," Edna-Jo Spain said. "She viewed that as inappropriate."
As for Hunter Spain, he went home and got a new T-shirt, rather than turn the ‘Duck Dynasty’ one inside-out.
“I’m not going to look stupid in front of all these young ladies in the school,” the student told WWBT. “So I decided to get a different T-shirt.”
Dinwiddie is located south of Richmond in the southeast portion of Virginia in Dinwiddie County.
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