A St. Mary’s High School student in Kitchener, Ontario was suspended on Tuesday after making controversial cracks about his school’s uniform policy.
The student created his own version of the popular Hitler “Downfall” video meme on Youtube. In it Hitler proclaims he’ll “Whip those teens back into their proper place”. When an officer asks why they shouldn’t wear jackets in the winter— referring to the school’s ban on colored jackets and hoodies— Hitler responds “Let those brats freeze!”
While the video quickly gained thousands of Youtube views, school officials asked that it be taken down. A school administrator commented that the video “hurts on a personal level”. At St. Mary’s, it seems, hurt feelings trump free expression. Especially when they are the feelings of school administrators.