Second grade student wears black face for Martin Luther King Jr project [VIDEO]
A second grade student in Colorado was forced to leave school after he wore black face paint to dress up like Martin Luther King Jr for a class project.
Sean King and his family say the principal of Meridian Ranch Elementary in Colorado Springs asked him to remove the makeup because it was offensive. The family says the principal was acting on a complaint from the teacher.
But Sean, who is white, said he doesn’t understand why anyone would get offended by his costume, which included a dark suit and a fake bushy mustache.
‘Offensive’: Sean King, a second grader, says he can’t understand why anyone found his costume offensive
‘They thought it was inappropriate and it will be disrespectful to black people. And I say it’s not,’ Sean told KRDO-TV.
‘I like black people. It’s just a costume and I don’t want to insult anybody.’