We’re not prudes or anything, and we’re the first ones in line to rail against public schools that don’t let kids dye their hair or be lesbians at prom, but we’re kind of okay with the Texas principal telling a 9-year-old not to carry around a backpack with a naked chick on it through school.
Funnily enough, the kid agreed with him. But the father of Quentin Ferrer went out and bought his son a new one, went to school and starting going off about censorship. And that’s kind of deplorable: using your kid to make a public stand (or try to get lawsuit money) while your son is getting mocked in the halls and would rather wear Lisa Frank from head-to-foot than use the back of a trucker’s mudflap to carry his books in.
But what do you think? Would your grade-school self think this backpack was rad or like, totally creepy? Give it to the 9th-grader with the pet rat, he’ll appreciate it.