A pro-Trump high school student is whining that her school made her feel bad after she was told to ditch her MAGA hat and shirt on American Pride Day. Principal Brian Ernest of Epping High School in New Jersey made the teen remove the hat and cover up the shirt on the basis that it violated the dress code. The student, Ciretta Mackenzie, doesn’t understand how the pro-Trump clothing could be considered offensive.
Epping High School freshman Ciretta Mackenzie chose to wear her MAGA gear on ‘America Day’ at school. She was asked to cover up her shirt by the principal, she feels she did not violate the dress code policy and believes her rights were violated @boston25 pic.twitter.com/aPTRbjXsuY
— Julie Leonardi (@JulieLeonardiTV) April 12, 2019
“It’s just a shirt, and it only says ‘Trump make America Great Again,’” she told the local news station. “It doesn’t say anything like build a wall, so I don’t get how it could be offensive, how it could be disrespectful.”
Well, Ciretta, sometimes when a slogan is repeated by murderous neo-Nazis and when a president becomes known for inciting hatred against people of color, Muslims, and refugees, both can considered offensive and disrespectful.
Mackenzie did what she was told, but then went crying to the nearest press because the school administration and her fellow students are making her feel bad for supporting the guy who said it would be great if we could just mow down asylum seekers at the border with machine guns.
“Some kids are making [me] feel like I’m uneducated and a bad kid for believing what I want to believe and that’s not right.”
According to Principal Ernest, Mackenzie was not the only one who was told to remove or cover up polarizing attire, and assured parents and students that he wants the kids “to be free thinkers and be able to express their opinions in a respectful manner.” The school board’s position is that American Pride Day should not have taken place at all, which is probably the right decision when the country is currently completely on fire.
Unfortunately, there has been no word about protecting all the kids who might feel unsafe in an environment where there are MAGA hats floating around, including any immigrant or Muslim children. Do their rights to safety and education matter?
Now do the report about the teenager whose hijab was ripped off her head by a classmate. Then we’ll know you care about ALL students’ rights
— ACME Family Founder (@ACMELeader) April 13, 2019
Bust out her Hitler shirt for Passover… #fuckmaga
— True North ♨️ (@TrueNorthXX) April 13, 2019
It takes a special kind of stupid to not understand what the hat and trump represent…! Day in and day out u have a constant barrage of hateful rhetoric that u either blindly support or willing appreciate!!! Both r disgraceful 🤤
— Michael Seraphim (@ClassicCherub) April 13, 2019
Her clothes interfere with learning and make people uncomfortable.
— KSlattery (@KSlatteryResist) April 13, 2019
Because the shirt you were wearing represents white supremacy & fascism, and is the equivalent of showing up to school with a swastika shirt.
— Capote Duncan (@thecapoteduncan) April 13, 2019
Of course, many of Mackenzie’s fellow MAGAts are whining that her “free speech” was violated. However, it’s long been understood in the U.S. that full constitutional rights don’t extend to underage children and high schools are not democracies. Many of them are also claiming not to know the dress code while it’s super easy to look up. And yes, it clearly states: “Also prohibited are offensive symbols or language, including those that suggest intolerance or lack of respect to others on the basis of gender, race, religion or ethnic, social, or economic background.”
Plus, it says that the administration has the final word on what does and does not violate the dress code. So before you sue, you’ll probably have to change the dress code first.
Also, you might want to learn how to spell “principal.”
I would've told the principle to pound sand
— steve grammont (@stevegrammont) April 12, 2019
— Jarrød (@ebolarama00) April 12, 2019
Just disgusting. Principle is a true representation of the democratic party.
— mark624 (@georgenagel) April 12, 2019
The principle should be fired at once and banned from any future government job.
— robert (@robertg222) April 13, 2019
Most people, however, just think that Mackenzie was looking for attention. We all know how much MAGAts crave attention.
#CirettaMackenzie Got her 15 minutes of fame – hope she enjoyed it; she went public with news and now that face is out there 😖
— Kendall Shakir (@KendallShakir) April 12, 2019
Hope she enjoys her 15-minutes.
— Freddy Daniela (@FreddyDaniela2) April 13, 2019
Look at me ! Look at me !
— J hawkshaw (@jwydell) April 13, 2019
May be the principal was trying to save her some public shaming. Mission NOT accomplished
— Ricardo Alarcon (@elbuenlatex) April 13, 2019
She’s looking for some “look at me” time & we see she’s already miked up.
— Miranda (@MzNiteBird) April 13, 2019
Others are just happy that Trump supporters are keen to identify themselves so that we can avoid them.
I wish they’d let her wear it. It’s nice when these idiots identify themselves.
— Mike Parker (@MikeParker8200) April 13, 2019
The next generation of racists. Let her wear it and find out the hard way.
— LeeLeeFlo (@MikaLea2018) April 13, 2019
Uniform of the ignorant. Let them self-identify, I say.
— Alliburger (@Alliburger2) April 13, 2019
Someday everyone will react in horror to this picture of her wearing this racist attire, like we all react in horror to seeing pictures of racists in KKK hoods.
— OneKwatt (@OneKarawatt) April 13, 2019
All Trump supporters should wear #MAGA gear. Makes it easier for Americans to identify the bigots and racists. Bonus is their proud postings on social media will live on the internet forever.
— Kellyanne Parrish (@kellyparrishnc) April 13, 2019
They violated this twits right to openly demonstrate what a dumb sh!t she is.
— Herewegoagain (@Hereweg16416057) April 13, 2019
And then, of course, you have these types:
Sad day. When a MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN SHIRT AN HAT OFFENDS PEOPLE! OUR HOME, OUR COUNTRY! BE PROUD! WHY WOULDN'T YOU WANT OUR COUNTRY TO SUCCEED?????
— Brian M. Vick (@BrianMVick1) April 12, 2019
Eeeease off the caps lock, Brian. There you go.