A UK teacher allegedly told a ginger haired pupil to dye her hair because ‘orange is not a natural colour’.
Paris Lane, 12, was allegedly told to change her hair colour during a uniform crackdown labelled excessive by some parents, according to Daily Mail.
Her furious mother has now complained about the comment.
Paris says she had been walking down a corridor near to the maths department when a teacher made the comment.
She said: ‘I was walking around school and heard somebody say “oi”, I turned around and said “me?” I didn’t really see him.
‘He went “you need to dye your hair back”, he said “orange isn’t a natural colour”. I left and walked off.’
Mrs Lane said: ‘I had actually bought her a brown hair dye because she’s getting bullied.
‘She was already upset. She’s emotional anyway as she’s gets called all these ginger names.’
Paris added: ‘They should concentrate on our learning rather than what we look like.’
On the school’s website under the uniform policy, it says: ‘No extreme hair colours/ styles (the decision as to what is extreme rests with the principal).’
Mrs Lane said, ‘I told (the staff member) about Paris’ hair and she giggled and said, “that’s nothing to worry about, we know ginger is her natural colour”, but it’s not funny to someone who’s already conscious of their hair colour.’
Mrs Lane then had a face-to-face meeting with a teacher about her complaints and about Paris being told to dye her hair.
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