An 11-year-old schoolboy was asked to return home after arriving at a World Book Day event dressed as Fifty Shades of Grey character, Christian Grey.
When the kids from Sale High School in Manchester, UK, were told to dress up as a book character for the event, Liam Scholes and his parents decided that the young lad would be original so he showed up wearing a Christian Grey suit, while holding cable ties and a blindfold.
Sadly, despite the originality, teachers from the school failed to see the funny side and even seemed quite disturbed, immediately calling his parents for him to be taken home.
Children around Britain were told to dress as their favorite book character as part of a global event, but the day didn’t quite work out for poor Liam.
Liam’s mom, Nicola, failed to see what the issue was with her son dressing as he did, as she told reporters,
“We thought it was funny. We were walking home from school and he had the idea of going as Christian Grey. At first we laughed it off but the we discussed it with a few friends and saw the funny side and decided it was quite a good costume idea. He went in a suit and shoes and with an eye mask and cable ties. The cable ties were tiny and not enough to do anything with them. We didn’t think there would be a problem. I got a phone call home from the school saying the outfit was inappropriate and that he had been excluded from taking part or being in any of the photographs.”
Nicola added that she and the teacher “agreed to disagree” and the matter wasn’t taken any further, even though Liam did miss out on the World Book Day event. He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain, “It’s the content of the book that people might think is inappropriate, but I went in dressed as Christian Grey just for a laugh.”
The Fifty Shades of Grey books sold a record-breaking 100 million copies worldwide before being adapted and made into a movie for the big screen.