As the Duck Commander guys say on A&E's Duck Dynasty, "You can't spell 'stupid' without 'S,I," and that's a sentiment that many people are feeling after a high school student was forced to take off his Duck Dynasty shirt. The shirt features the popular Uncle Si Robertson with one of his funny sayings, "I will hurt you physically and metaphysically." School officials at Dinwiddie High School in Virginia found the shirt threatening to the other students.
Hunter Spain and his family are huge Duck Dynasty fans, the popular show that follows a bunch of self-proclaimed redneck millionaires around watching them do everything from conduct business to duck hunting. "For this to be considered as a threat to the school," said Edna-Jo Spain, Hunter's mother, "I couldn't understand it. Anybody that ever watches Duck Dynasty knows that Si Robertson is famous for his little funny slogans."
Considering Duck Dynasty is one of the most popular shows on TV right now, it's hard to believe that the people at the school would take it seriously, but Hunter was given the choice to turn his Duck Dynasty shirt inside out or go home and change. He opted for the latter and said, "I'm not going to look stupid in front of all of these young ladies in the school. So, I decided to get a different t-shirt."
The school has released a statement on the offending Duck Dynasty shirt, and they said that it simply violated dress code. "If you are a Duck Dynasty fan you understand the meaning of the shirt," said David Clark, school superintendent. "But if you haven't watched Duck Dynasty you may question if the shirt implies violence. As a school division, we would like to keep our slogans on student shirts as non-violent as possible."
What do you think about the Duck Dynasty shirt? Respond below. A lot of Twitter users weren't too happy about the decision:
It's rather disturbing when you hear that a high school banned a duck dynasty shirt in a day and age when they... http://t.co/tpezhnoyKU
— Chris Caffery (@ChrisCaffery) September 26, 2013
@NaughtyBeyotch So, a FL high school uses dead baby as a teaching aid and that's ok. Kid in VA wears a Duck Dynasty shirt & its a big deal
— Lorna Morris (@lorna_dmorris) September 26, 2013
More popular quotes by Uncle Si, some of which have appeared on t-shirts: