The mother of a 15-year-old boy who went to school wearing a bra has defended her son, who was put in isolation by school authorities, saying he was just standing up for a female friend.
Raymond Deane, from Hugh Baird College in Liverpool, wore the bra in protest at a classmate being sent home for wearing the elastic garment at school.
His mother, Kim, claims he was “upset” because it is “body shaming girls who are already insecure.
“I had no idea until I was sent pictures of what he had done. But I am very proud of him for standing up for young girls that are probably already insecure,” she said.
“I understand that the teacher had to send him home, because the girl had been sent home, but I don’t think she should have been sent home in the first place,” Deane told the Liverpool Echo.
She explained how her son had asked his sister and her girlfriends to lend him the bras, and then turned up to school the next day to show solidarity with the girl who was disciplined.
He and three other friends were put into isolation for wearing the piece of women’s clothing and were told to take it off and return to class or risk being sent home.
“Hugh Baird is meant to be for pupils who don’t fit into other schools and they are allowed piercings and pink hair – so why not sports bras?” the outraged mother said.
However, a spokesman at Hugh Baird College said while the school does not have a uniform, pupils should “dress appropriately.”
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