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3 girls who shaved head bald for charity told to wear wigs

Spotted on The Straits Times today:

3 girls who shaved head bald for charity told to wear wigs 

Cherry Wong (left) and Leia Lai, both 15, took part in last Saturday’s Hair for Hope event to raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Foundation, but were reprimanded for not wearing a wig to school as promised. They got rashes after being made to wear one and have since been exempted. — ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

When 15-year-old Leia Lai and two of her classmates went back to school on Monday, they sported a new look – bald.The three St Margaret’s Secondary School students had cut their hair to raise funds for a cancer charity.

But this drew the ire of their principal, as they had not donned wigs, as they had promised earlier.

The school’s rules do not allow “punk, unfeminine or sloppy hairstyles“. Said principal Marion Tan: “It’s very clear in our mission: it’s about their turnout as a young lady.”

Credits:The Straits Times

I think girls who actually shave their heads for the Hair for Hope are people who should be respected. My best friend also just did it as well(: And well, most of them who usually do this tend to feel proud of what they’ve done, herself included.

Make a bald statement – that’s the whole purpose of doing this right? 

I just think that the principal should be proud that 3 of her students actually went to shave their heads for a cause like this instead of asking them to wear a wig in order to following the school rules of ‘ no punk, unfeminine or sloppy hairstyles’.

On the other hand, others may argue that the wig was already pre-negotiated with the students previously but yet the agreement was broken.

Well, what do you think?

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