Three girls were recently punished for playing Katy Perry's smash hit "I Kissed a Girl" at a high school pep rally. Is this fair?
Recently, three girls on a high school baton twirling team were suspended for playing Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" at a school pep rally in North Texas. The nerve!
Jordan Downey, one of the disciplined seniors who has twirled for the past four years, says she didn't think the school would really care about the song. "They told us that it probably won't be a very good idea, and then we decided, like, it's not a big deal, we'll just run for it, no one's going to care!"
However, school officials say the girls broke the student code of conduct and as punishment, will not be allowed to attend two football games and one pep rally.
But Downey said she thinks she and the other two girls were disciplined merely because the song is about a girl kissing another girl. "It's a song," says Downey. "It's just like any other song."
Jordon Downey's mother, Jane is sticking up for her daughter, saying the incident wasn't a big deal. She does agree, however, that Jordan broke the rules and should be punished.