Canadian students were suspended for refusing to wear LGBT symbols instead of traditional red and black poppies
The school leadership dismissed two students for refusing to wear a rainbow poppy during Remembrance Day, regarding their act as “hate speech.” Stonewall Collegiate decided to deal with the opinions of others in radical ways.
My 17 year old cousin was suspended today... want to know why? Her choir teacher was demanding that the choir wear rainbow poppies during their performance in the Remembrance Day ceremony. She and another student rejected that idea, and both were suspended for “hate speech.”— Cyara Bird (@CyaraBird) November 6, 2019
It is worth mentioning that Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for fallen soldiers during the Second World War and the traditional symbol of this performance has always been a red-and-black poppy. Obsession about the widespread protection and propaganda of diverse minorities, the school put forward the idea of changing the symbol of mourning to a "cheerful" rainbow flower.
Two students considered this proposal insulting the memory of the dead soldiers, for which they were suspended from school with a ban on disseminating this information in the media or social networks.
For disagreement, the children were sent to the director’s office, a conversation with which one of the children tried to record on the phone, but the school principal noticed a smartphone and confiscated it. Parents were also not informed of the incident until an official suspension was issued.
I should add that the school screamed at her to stay quiet about it. This is a message sent to me from my uncle, my cousin’s father. pic.twitter.com/c1EfLfBwET— Cyara Bird (@CyaraBird) November 7, 2019
A cousin of one of the students, Cyara Bird who was on the ballot for the Churchill-Keewatinook Aski riding of northern Manitoba this past election, tweeted this news. She also said that the school threatened “consequences” if the details of this conflict were leaked to the media.
Let me be clear. The message I am sending with this tweet is, the red poppy stands for EVERYONE who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country, whether they were white, indigenous, black, or any other nationality, and whether they were straight or apart of the LGBTQ+ community.— Cyara Bird (@CyaraBird) November 7, 2019