Feb 272016
Austin as Elsa

Austin as Elsa

Imagine a thirteen year old male preparing his costume for his school’s Disney Day theme.  His costume choice is Elsa, a princess in Disney’s movie, “Frozen.”  From pictures of Austin Lacey, the young boy has gone to great lengths to portray the beautiful princess.  What a great idea for a school(s) to present Disney movies in Menifee, California. USA.  Wait!  The Principal objected to Austin’s costume and deemed it “inappropriate” and confiscated the outfit.  What!  What lesson is being taught here?  I would say it’s sexism and homophobia.

“This action was taken in accordance with district policies. At no time was there an indication that the student was expressing any particular message. The Principal’s action was based upon the need to stop a general disruption to the school environment,” Romoland School District Superintendent Dr. Julie Vitale said in a statement released to the media.   And having a Disney Day theme is not an interruption – but a pleasant and fun experience?

How Did the Students React?

Austin was a hit!  Students rather than ridiculing him asked to take selfies.  Lacey says his costume was popular with fellow students until the principal forced him to remove the blue dress and long blonde wig.

The Miserable Principal

“[Lacey] was later informed that the principal does not believe that boys should be dressed like girls,” his mother Brooke Francev told reporters. “I can’t believe that there are still people out there that hold those beliefs, especially on a day when it was all intended in good fun. It really shouldn’t have been an issue.”

paula:  Has this principal ever been to a pantomime where men dress as girls/women?

“My son, personally, he’s not a transgender student,” she said. “But through this, he’s really taken a stand on just the rights that all people have.”

Dr. Vitale said in her statement that the school district “prides itself on having policies and practices that support all students regardless of gender identity or gender expression.”

 The Principal Could React and Ban the Following:

Pluto:  This supports bestiality.

Ugly Sisters (Cinderella) This insults spinsters.

Aladdin:  Supports Islamic Extremists: (carpet is really a plane)

images-5Mulan:   Reflects ‘butch’ women who like to be ‘male soldiers.’

Sleeping Beauty:  Knew there was a drug in the apple and willingly ate it.

Unknown-4Snow White’s Dwarfs:  Humiliating short people. (or seven homosexual men living together).


Any Prince or Princess character willing to marry the opposite sex.



Cinderella was treated badly (like the young boy) but always responded with kindness. Principal and superintendent you chose to respond negatively.

Beauty and the Beast: “Don’t judge a book (or a costume) by its cover.Unknown

Toy Story: Friendship is a precious gift and the students responded this way by taking selfies with “Elsa”.

Alladdin: Love conquers all.

Lion King: Simba the cute lion cub is trying to have fun in his life..Scar, a dark lion character  make the little cub’s environment,  into a terrible, gloomy place . (The Principal has done the same to his/her school).Unknown-3

Mary Poppins: She sings ““In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.”

Frozen: From the outside, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret – she can whip up a snowstorm. The more she suppresses it, the worse it comes out. She was born ‘different’.

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