Mom Defends her 11-Year-Old Boy's '50 Shades of Grey' Costume

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11-year-old sent home from school for Christian Grey costume
ABC News: An 11-year-old boy in Manchester, England, caused a controversy when he showed up to his school’s World Book Day celebration dressed as Christian Grey from the hit book and movie “50 Shades of Grey.”
50shadesAt the Sale High School World Book Day Thursday, students were encouraged to dress up as a character from their favorite book, but Liam Scholes’ “50 Shades of Grey” costume had to be “modified” before he could participate, according to a statement from the school.
Nicola Scholes posted a photo of her son’s outfit on Facebook, showing the boy dressed in a suit and carrying a mask and small cable ties.
Her son’s costume “was lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek,” Scholes told ABC News today.
She wrote earlier on Facebook, “It was that inappropriate that they told him to change his character and wouldn’t include him on any photos.”

Just a "light-hearted" costume for an 11-year-old boy...

Just a “light-hearted” costume for an 11-year-old boy…

“It also required a phone call home regarding the matter,” she added. “Yet it was appropriate for a teacher to dress up as a serial killer and other students to come in with ‘guns.’ I thought Christian Grey was the most talked about book character for the past few years.”
Scholes told BBC Radio 5 Live the school suggested her son change his character to James Bond. “The way I see it, James Bond is a promiscuous character who kills people,” she said.
Sale High School said in a statement, “The school stands by the decision it made yesterday in relation to the costume worn by one of its students to World Book Day. The decision reflects the school’s high standards in terms of student behavior, welfare and safeguarding.
The statement continued, “The student was not excluded from taking part in any of the activities as has been wrongly reported, his costume was modified and he was then able to fully participate and enjoy the day with his peers. The aim of our world book day events was to celebrate and encourage reading and we are disappointed that what was a fantastic day for our students, has been marred by this issue.”
The school declined to say to say how his costume was “modified.”
The “Fifty Shades of Grey” books by E.L. James, which explore Christian Grey’s world of bondage and submission, have sold 100 million copies worldwide.
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0 responses to “Mom Defends her 11-Year-Old Boy's '50 Shades of Grey' Costume

  1. Kevin J Lankford

    Sounds like there were a number of inappropriate costumes. Sounds like maybe the costumes were based on the parents’ favorite books rather than children’s books.

  2. Sounds like this was totally Mom’s idea, or at least I hope this 11 year old boy wasn’t reading that book. There are some seriously twisted parents out there.

  3. I’d say that the most inappropriate costume in this whole charade is Nicola Scholes dressing up as a “Mom”.

  4. Follow the leaders works on both sides of the Atlantic.

  5. There is nothing lighthearted about the expression on the boy’s face. And look at his eyes–the windows of his soul.

    • I think we have an aspiring Ted Bundy.

    • I heartily agree with you PMB, his whole bearing reminds me more of a “gangster” than anything else; and yes, his eyes do not reflect a “light-hearted mood on his part. I would agree his Mother is severely missing the mark! Frankly, if someone had asked me who “Christian Grey” was, I would not be able to answer that question–even though over 100,000 of this book was sold. I try to avoid this kind of smut. I’m sure that many other FOTM followers would not be able to answer that question either.

  6. I cannot believe the attention the MSM has given to what appears to me a worthless book, the printing of which wasted good paper and ink. Have these fools nothing better to do w/their at least partially misbegotten lives? Do they not understand how ridiculous they are?

  7. I herd an interesting and teeth grinding fact last week at the senior center. They have many community programs and one is getting together with local high school kids to read and comment on books that are currently hot with youth. The latest book they’re cross pollinating is 50 Shades and my fellow old folks are finding the book enjoyable. I know one they had last year was Hunger games.
    The educational powers that be are working at creating senile delinquents

    • “senile delinquents”
      Funny! and yet not really funny because it’s so true. 🙁
      I recall reading not too long ago that the age group most afflicted with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) nowadays are senior citizens.

      • Aww, c’mon Doc E, let ’em have a little fun.
        LOL – After all, they aren’t going to be around all that much longer, anyway. 😉

      • That is a most appalling thought, that seniors are spreading STD’s. Well, I suppose the drugs, sex, and rock n’roll of the 1960’s which was the start of the “sexual revolution” must still be ingrained in those who are now becoming “seniors.” I guess I like to think that we are smarter than that, and that our wisdom had taught us that promiscuity was not part of God’s plan, nor is it a particularly brilliant choice. I read just this past week that Syphilis, which had always been cured by antibiotics, has morphed into a disease that is becoming resistant to standard treatment! What kind of example for today’s young people is it if the older generation become defiled by their sexual practices? What hope is there for young people?

  8. There are some people that just should not be allowed to have children.

    • Yeppers, I reckon maybe 89%…. Between finances, intelligence both mental and emotional –even considering my own life– I just barely made the grade by my markers!
      Fortunately, all three of mine are healthy, reasonably normative adults now, but it was nip and tuck much of the time. Having children is such an enormous responsibility that not nearly enough consideration can be given over to it, IMO.

  9. and by this “mom” exposing her kid to a satanic book (and 50 shades is indeed satanic) she generates controversy, controversy which generates popularity by keeping it in the public eye, while being used at the same time to paint those opposing the devilry, as if they were tyrants… such are the tactics of the devil and his followers.

  10. traildustfotm

    Thanks for posting this, DCG. It illustrates the real danger in that pernicious book and movie. It aims to pervert a new generation of innocent children.

  11. That’s messed up. Couldn’t he be a actual good role-model book character like Thorin or Percy Jackson or somthing? If he would dress up as this ass, then there must be some abuse in this household


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