Photograph Of Little Boy Wearing Pink Shoes To Preschool Sparks Heated Blogosphere Debate
December 11, 2012 11:55 AM Subscribe
"A viral photograph of a young boy who opted to wear pink shoes on his first day of preschool has sparked intense debate in the blogosphere."*
"The boy in the photograph is identified only as 5-year-old Sam. A Facebook user identifying herself only as Sam's sister posted the photo to the 'Have a Gay Day' page, and wrote:'Yesterday my mom posted a picture on Facebook of my 5-year-old brother Sam wearing a pair of shoes he picked out for his first day of preschool. She explained to him in the store that they were really made for girls. Sam then told her that he didn’t care and that "ninjas can wear pink shoes too."
However, my mom received about 20 comments on the photo from various family members saying how "wrong" it is and how 'things like this will affect him socially'"and, put most eloquently by my great aunt, "that sh*t will turn him gay."
My mom then deleted the photo and told Sam that he can wear whatever he wants to preschool, that it’s his decision. If he wants to wear pink shoes, he can wear pink shoes.
Sam then explained to her that he didn't like them because they were pink, he liked them because they were 'made out of zebras' and zebras are his favorite animal :)
What does it say about society when a group of adults could stand to take a lesson in humanity from a class of preschoolers?'"
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