High School Bans Cheerleaders From Wearing Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts

High school cheerleaders in Gilbert, Ariz. aren’t allowed to wear shirts meant to boost breast cancer awareness that read “Feel for Lumps, Save Your Bumps.” Administrators call the slogan objectionable and have banned the girls from wearing the shirts at football games.

The school’s principal defends the decision to the Arizona Republic:

“In no way is the school administration against Breast Cancer Awareness Month or initiatives students might take in support of it; we just want to make sure we’re in the bounds of appropriate boundaries of a school setting.”

Counters a cheerleader, “We’re not saying anything a doctor wouldn’t say.”

This isn’t the first time students have faced administrative censorship over controversial breast cancer campaign slogans. Back in April, a federal judge ruled that students could wear bracelets that read “I (heart) Boobies! (Keep a Breast).”

When Gilbert junior high students started wearing the bracelets last year, school administration banned them.

Gilbert school calls slogan on breast-cancer T-shirts inappropriate [Arizona Republic]

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