Thai School Bans Bangs In Response to Students Emulating ‘K-Pop Hairstyles’

by Admin on December 17, 2019

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A Thai school in Chanthaburi province has banned its female students from wearing bangs.

Director of the school Sunreng Srisitthichaisakul said he made the decision to prevent his students from styling their hair after famous K-Pop stars.

The change of school policy at Siyanusorn School in Chanthaburi goes further than the Ministry of Education regulations that allow schoolgirls to wear fringes.

The school required students wearing bangs and their parents to sign a document confessing guilt, promising to change their hairstyle, and accepting any punishments if they were ever to repeat the offense.

Failure to sign the agreement to never wear bangs after three summons could result in the student being expelled.

In the US and other western countries, such strict restrictions on dress and behavior may result in a politically correct challenge to a violation of the “victimized” student’s human rights.

However, Thailand is a more traditional society that has not been influenced to a significant extent by political correctness norms.

According to Jitsopin Narasettapong, an attorney at Chaninat and Leeds, a human rights case based on school dress codes has already occurred.

Jitsopin notes that transgender students in Thailand have previously succeeded in gaining the right to dress as their self-identified gender.

The ban prohibition drew outrage online and from students who said their rights were being violated by the school.

Sunreng tried to weather the fear that students might actually get expelled for a fringes haircut, however.

“There must have been some misunderstanding. We never expel students because of bangs,” Sunreng said. “The penalty for this would be deduction of merit points.”

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Related: Chulalongkorn Students Can Now Dress According to Their Gender Identity

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