Monday, March 14, 2011
From the Mean Streets of Bikini Bottom
Kershaw County, SC (WLTX) - The parents of a Kershaw County kindergartner contacted News19 after they say he was told not to return to school, because of his haircut.He had the image of a popular cartoon character, SpongeBob SquarePants, shaved into his head - an image that police say is also a gang symbol.It was a big shock to mom Francesca Brown, and although the school district now says her son will not have to get rid of the haircut, it’s one she’s still upset about.Six-year-old Andrew Samuel is a big fan of the Nickelodeon cartoon. But when he got the main character shaved into the side of his head, his school wasn’t such a big fan. “His grandmother called me and she was like, ‘The school called and said Andrew is gonna be put out of school because he has a gang-related sign on the left side of his head.’ And I was like, ‘That’s SpongeBob!” explains Francesca.According to several law enforcement agencies, the character is used as a gang symbol.
So, what kind of gang uses Spongebob as a symbol? Like I get kicking a kid out of school for rocking the blue flag, left pocket but what gang uses Spongebob? Can’t be the bloods or crips. They have numbers, colors, sign language but they don’t use cartoons; and even if they did, Spongebob isn’t red or blue. He must be part of Project Mayhem from Fight Club. Dude is off his fucking rocker and wears a suit and tie. Plus he has been know to bust out some ill fighting moves when he threw down with Sandy.