Florida Dad Defends Sending His Kid To School In Hooters Mask

Fox News - A Florida boy, 11, got in big trouble for his Hooters-themed coronavirus mask at school, even though his father has his son’s back, according to reports.

Ian Golba has worn the controversial mask to Sunset Park Elementary in Windermere since school started last month.

He got in trouble with a teacher this Tuesday, WESH reported.

“I wore it and she said it was not appropriate for school,” Ian told the outlet. “I asked her why, and she said, ‘If you really want to know why, go ask the principal.’”

The principal told Ian the mask was “inappropriate because it expresses a woman’s body.”

Eventually Ian gave in and complied.

“[The principal] told me to take it off three times and I asked him why,” the pre-teen said. “He said, ‘just take it off,’ so I took it off and I had to wear a different mask.”

His father doesn’t understand the commotion.

“He told me it was deemed offensive,” Steve Golba told Fox 35 Orlando. “I told him we go there as a family. We eat their wings, we watch sports. I said we have chocolate cake! We go there all the time. It is not an offensive mask.”

The dad refuses to side with the school in this incident.

“I’ve never viewed it as anything but a restaurant. Do we feel women’s bodies are offensive? I don’t know. I don’t. The Principal told me that it was inappropriate. I said I don’t understand why it’s inappropriate. There’s nothing wrong with that mask,” he told the outlet.

The son can’t wear the mask, breaking the dress section of the Student Code of Conduct, but perhaps the family can be the restaurant’s latest brand ambassadors.

“We do like the chicken wings. They have the best chicken wings,” the father said.

Few things to digest here.

1- Sucks this kid's name is Ian. Thought we had a real-life "Big Daddy" Frankenstein kid on our hands here.

2- Everybody who reads this will take the low hanging fruit and exclaim "ONLY IN FLORIDA!" but I disagree this one time.

The dad, Steve Golba, really is a man all about family and his community.

Did you know the first Hooter's opened in Clearwater, FL? 

You're gonna shame a man for supporting local businesses?

(Fun fact- the original six Hooter's owners purchased an old rundown nightclub that had failed a hundred times for pennies on the dollar. They opened on April Fools Day in 1983 because they believed their business idea would be a joke and flop. They decked out the interior with memorabilia from Waverly, Iowa - hometown to most of the six.)

And how many times did Steve need to tell you people he takes his entire family there?

“I told him we go there as a family. We eat their wings, we watch sports. I said we have chocolate cake! We go there all the time. It is not an offensive mask.”

They have chocolate cake as a family for Christ's sake!



p.s. - with Hooter's kind of falling off recently I'm shocked they haven't woken up and jumped at the opportunity to make White Sox Dave an ambassador. Guy is the living embodiment of Hooters. Stays at the Vegas hotel. Dines in and takes out. If the airline was still in business I have no doubt he'd fly it too. For the wings of course.

p.p.s. - More gold in the comments section from the news post. If you're not occasionally checking out the fox news comment section you're missing out.


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