An exclusive school in Thailand implemented a bizarre rule in December last year to prohibit students from wearing bangs.
In a Facebook post of Education for Liberation of Siam, an all-female school reportedly disseminating contracts among parents to agree the said ban.
The Facebook page said an unidentified student forwarded it to them via Messenger. The user did not identify the school either.
The contract reads as: “I (name of parent), the parent of (student name) acknowledge that my child violated school rules by getting bangs.”
The contract says the ban ensures tidiness among students. Nevertheless, the school did not further explain how wearing bangs becomes “dirty.”
“They may not be allowed to get bangs again during this time and have to wear a black hair clip to stay tidy,” the contract explains.
The school also requires parents to show up in person to sign the agreement. If the parent fails to go to school, the school will issue summons. After which, the school may impose expulsion to the student.
The bang ban drew criticisms among Thai netizens.
One of the commenters in the post said every student must be given freedom inside the campus. Students in the school must speak up and question the ban, he added.