A kid on a field trip to CNN headquarters in Atlanta earned the wrath of his school administrators and liberals everywhere when he wore an epic t-shirt during the visit.
The student, Jaxon Jester, wore a parody t-shirt that morphed the CNN logo to read “FNN – Fake News Network.” A teacher didn’t like it and forced him to remove the shirt. The parents said his First Amendment rights were violated and want the school to apologize.
Nancy and Stan Jester, of Dekalb, are both local elected officials, she a county commissioner and he is a member of the local school board. Their son, seventh-grader Jaxon, wore a shirt mocking the CNN logo as “FNN” with the caption, “Fake News Network.”
A teacher asked him to remove it before the tour, but the school has since apologized to the Jesters. However, the parents want an apology for Jaxon because, they say, the whole thing was his idea and he has the right to free speech.
“This year when the CNN tour was announced, my 7th grade son Jaxon asked me if he could purchase an FNN-Fake News Network shirt to wear for his field trip,” Stan Jester wrote in a blog post. “As an advocate for the First Amendment, I agreed to his request.”
The boy’s father wrote that he is “disappointed by the hypocrisy” of the decision to make his son change his shirt.
“Some students are celebrated when they make a controversial display during the National Anthem. My student was forced to remove his shirt because someone didn’t like it. I defend speech and expression, even if I disagree, or it makes me uncomfortable,” he wrote.
Check out the t-shirt for yourself.
Here’s video of the kid’s actions from Fox News.