Principal forces teen to cover MAGA hat and shirt during 'America Pride Day' at school
This was supposed to be a patriotic day, but it seems like it was a day of sadness for one teeanger who loves her country and president.
A high school principal in New Hampshire has reportedly forced a teenage girl to cover her MAGA hat and shirt during "America Pride Day" at their high school. The girl was left feeling "ashamed and embarrassed" when she was told to cover the "Make America Great Again" shirt and hat.
Fox News stated that "Ciretta Mackenzie, a freshman at Epping High School, told Boston 25 she had to borrow a friend’s sweatshirt and took off the hat after being reprimanded for wearing the “MAGA” gear on Monday – which was “America Pride Day” at school. "
What's the point of having a day to celebrate America when you can't support your own president? We live in America, not Venezuela.
The Fox News report continued, stating a quote by Mackenzie. “It’s just a shirt, and it only says 'Trump: Make America Great Again.' It doesn’t say anything like 'build a wall,' so I don’t get how it could be offensive, how it could be disrespectful."
The principal reportedly stated that the MAGA hat and shirt were in violation of the school dress code. On the contrary, Mackenzie claims the dress code does not state anything about wearing clothing with political messages or content.
She stated, “If it said no political gear, I could understand why it was dress code, but it didn’t say that, so I feel like I’m obligated to have my own opinion and other people can have theirs."
Unfortunately, we live in a time where not everyone is allowed to have their own opinion anymore. It seems like it's always people who wear Trump gear who are chastised, harassed, attacked, and made to feel bad about themselves for being patriotic.
What happened to respecting each other and understanding that people have different political beliefs?
I thought the left called for tolerance, but it seems like they don't live by their own words on this.
***UPDATE - a previous version of this story had accidentally used the incorrect photo. It was the photo that was used on the Fox News article when it first came out. This has been corrected. Apologies for that, as it was an accident.