Have you ever wished Ugg boots would just go away? The good folks at Pottstown Middle School in Pottstown, PA have, but unlike most people, they didn’t just fantasize longingly about burning all the students’ Ugg boots in one big bonfire. They fucking got off their asses and did something about it.
Okay, so they didn’t actually ban the boots due to fashion concerns, but because students were using them to sneak cell phones into class. Still, it’s a step in the right direction. The ends justify the means. Or is it the other way around in this case?
The new policy on Uggs (and fake Uggs) reads:
Students may continue to wear outdoor boots to and from school to protect them from cold, snow and ice but need to change into a pair of sneakers or shoes before entering homeroom. Students may also continue to wear lace up, tight at the ankle, boots, shoes and high top sneakers.
Naturally, some parents and students were incensed at this action and left angry comments on the local newspaper’s Facebook page. These comments include:
-“Quite absurd. How about a cell phone ban in school, as reasonable footwear is more necessary than a cell phone? UGG…Sounds like fashion profiling…lol!”
Fashion profiling happens your whole entire life, kid. Get used to it.
-“Another of the endless examples of treating symptoms thinking it will solve the underlying problem.”
Except for the underlying problem of bad fashion. That’s being addressed quite directly.
-“Are you seriously kidding me? What I have to say about this topic can’t be posted in any open forum for public viewing. When the schools started paying to raise and clothe my children then maybe…maybe they can have a say in dictating my child’s wardrobe. Totally ridiculous.”
This parent has clearly been warping her child’s sense of appropriate footwear for quite some time. Quick, someone call the child protective services division of the fashion police!
In conclusion: you can sneak your cell phone into class if you like, I don’t care. Just please don’t wear Uggs while you do it, kids. You will thank me for this advice later in life.