An 11 year-old boy from Britain named Liam Scholes recently got into trouble when he came to school dressed as Christian Grey from the best-selling book “Fifty Shades Of Grey”. He also brought cable ties and a mask. The school was celebrating Sale High School World Book Day, and the students were encouraged to dress as a character from their favorite book. However, the school officials determined that the boy’s costume was inappropriate. They said that the boy had to modify his costume before he could participate in World Book Day.
Nicola Scholes, who is Liam Scholes’s mother, defended her son’s costume choice. She says that her son chose the character himself, and she supported him. He did not want to dress up as a cartoon character, and he wanted to look grown up. She also said that the school encouraged her son to change his character to James Bond. Additionally, Nicola says that other students brought toy guns to school and dressed up as characters who were serial killers, and the school officials said that the costumes were appropriate.
Sale High School still stands by the decision that they made. They stated that they made the decision in order to comply with the school’s high standards of student welfare and behavior. The school officials also stated that they did not forbid the student from participating in any of World Book Day activities after he had modified his costume.
The school officials said that they are disappointed that this story is marring the school’s reputation. The purpose of World Book Day is to encourage the students to read more. They never said how the boy’s costume was modified.
“Fifty Shades Of Grey” is a book that was written by E.L. James. This book has sold over 100 million copies worldwide.