So as we all know it's Movember! The awesomest cancer awareness campaign ever, because honestly, who doesn't love rad facial hair? Well except maybe the women who have to kiss those hairy faces and walk around with flaming red patches all over their mugs. And apparently the Priory Academy in the UK. A student there, 13-year-old Gus Hooker, was told by the school that he must shave off the 'stache he was growing to honor his grandfather's battle with cancer, because it was unfair that other student couldn't participate in Movember. Guess what? Life isn't fair peach fuzz lips! It's not Gus's fault he's been shaving since he was nine!
Gus 'stacheless and apparently with a cat claw scratch.
Even though the school recognizes Gus's totally legit cause of raising money for Prostate Cancer UK, the school claims that it could only back fundraising events that include all students. Although the school does not have any specific rules against sporting facial hair, it does have the authority to ban any hair fashion it deems inappropriate. WHERE WAS THE SCHOOL WHEN THIS GUY LEFT THE HOUSE?? HMMMM?
It seems like a silly thing to make a fuss over, considering that the kid is raising money and awareness for a charity. Also is it his fault he's so prematurely awesomely hairy? Don't worry Gus! Your day will come!
The school did allow Gus do organize a one day fundraiser that allowed students to pay a pound to wear a fake mustache for the day. But Gus is still bummed about it. "It's a shame because my mustache would've raised a lot of money," he said. "Everyone wanted me to go for it." Well at least the money is still being raised and now everyone can participate. Even girls!
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