B.C. school bans 'I Love Boobies' cancer bracelet
A student wears a "I (heart) boobies" bracelet, which is meant to raise breast cancer awareness. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS / Laramie Boomerang, Andy Carpenean)
Published Thursday, October 13, 2011 9:38PM EDT
Students at a middle school in Kelowna, B.C., have been told to leave their popular "I Love Boobies" bracelets at home, following similar bans imposed in some Ontario schools earlier this year.
The bracelets were created to support a breast cancer awareness campaign, but Kelowna School District Sup. Hugh Gloster says some students at Springvalley Middle School were not being mature about them.
Gloster says the students were using the bracelets more as a novelty item, rather than promoting awareness of breast cancer.
He says both parents and other students at the school found the bracelets to be offensive.
This isn't the first time the slogan has been banned from a school.
Students in Ontario's Durham School District were asked to remove the bracelets last May and other students in Whitby and Oshawa were told to cover up T-shirts with the same slogan.