Mean Betty: A 9-Year-Old Dances Like Michael Jackson at School, Gets Suspended!
It would seem that the Minnesota school system is really strict.
Kittens, just when Mean Betty thought she had heard it all, here comes this story out of Minnesota. Meanie thinks it beats burying your mama in a storage unit by a long shot!
You see kittens, a young tyke by the name of Lenny Boberg had offered to perform “Billie Jean,” his hommage to Michael Jackson, for the annual St. Stanislas Lip Sync contest-fundraiser. The school is located in Winona Minnesota. Young Lenny had performed this number for two years in a row for the same school fundraising event.
Before the latest school shindig, according to the Winona Daily News, officials from Winona Area Catholic Schools’ Parent-Teacher-Partnership watched him in rehearsal and thought it was a perfect G-rated, family pleasing dance. In other words kittens, they approved the dance as they had for the past two years.
Kittens, take a gander of the dance and tell Meanie what you think.
According to Lenny’s mom, Mindy Boberg, the principal told Lenny that the “crotch grabbing” moves were considered to be “gross misconduct.”
After the incident Mindy expressed her concern on her Facebook page, “He is heartbroken. He worked so hard on this and then to have your principal scream at you immediately after. And as of now we are told, he’s suspended indefinitely and he won’t even meet with us until Monday.”
To make things even worse, the principal, Pat Bowlin sent out an apology letter, ““On behalf of the Winona Area Catholic Schools, I would like to thank all the students, teachers, parents, and friends of our school for your support of our Lip Sync contest. So many people worked incredibly hard to make it a great event. We did have one act that was clearly inappropriate. I want to extend my apology for that situation.”
Meanie wonders how an act that has been seen by the kiddies and faculty alike for two years in a row suddenly be deemed “inappropriate?” Could it be that the principal had a change of heart and decided that he either didn’t like Michael Jackson any more?
Mindy’s Facebook page, as you can imagine, has blown up! She’s gotten tons of comments supporting her and her son. And now things are happening so fast that she’s using her wall to update everyone with the latest breaking news. National publications like the New York Daily News have run this story and now Ellen’s involved!
That’s right Ellen Degeneres is now involved. So the principal may need to put on his running shoes very, very soon. No one messes with Ellen! Oh yeah, Good Morning America has also called.
When all the dust settles, Mean Betty wonders if Michael Jackson may become part of the curriculum in the Minnesota school system.