Six-year-old suspended for sexual harassment for quoting LMFAO
A six-year-old Colorado boy was suspended from school for sexual harassment after quoting a line from LMFAO’s hit “Sexy and I Know It.” How many lives must LMFAO ruin before they’re stopped?
Denver’s KMGH reports that first grader D’Avonte Meadows was suspended for three days after saying the song’s choral line of “I’m sexy and I know it” at Sable Elementary School.
D’Avonte dropped the lyric while standing next to a female classmate in a lunch line.
When reached by the Associated Press, the local school district said they wouldn’t comment on the specifics of the case but that their guidelines define sexual harassment as any unwelcome sexual advance, regardless of age.
According to D’Avonte’s mother, this is the second time her son has gotten in trouble for quoting the song. But she doesn’t think her son knows what sexual harassment is, saying:
“They’re going to look at him like he’s a pervert. And it’s like, that’s not fair to him.”
I get the school has a zero tolerance policy but maybe we can make it like a .0001 tolerance policy that includes the guideline “If the sexual harassment occurring comes in the form of a pop song that appears on TV with animated pieces of chocolate dancing to it, we’re all good.” Not sure if that’s perfect legal language but a little common sense probably goes a long way here.