Lady Gaga has come to the defence of a US teen who was sent home from school because he wore a shirt that read “I Heart Lady Gay Gay."
The pop star tweeted last night: “I love you cole, you just be yourself. You’re perfect the way God made you. #colethegreat @fiercefaggot.” Earlier in the day, Gaga tweeted, “Thank
u for wearing your tee-shirt proud at school, you make me so proud, at
the monsterball, you are an inspiration to us all. I love you.X"
The Nashville high school sent 15-year-old Cole Goforth home and asked him to change out of the shirt, reports WSMV:
"We’ve had a few disruptions the last few days, and we thought the
slogan on that shirt would continue to escalate those incidents that
had occurred,” said Danny Weeks, assistant director of the school board.
Cole sees it differently.
"I just think my sexuality isn’t widely accepted around here, so of course they are going to single me out,” he said.
mother said if other students are allowed to express themselves by
wearing religious and rebel flag shirts, her son should be able to wear
shirts that reflect his views on sexual orientation. (read more and watch a video report at WSMV)