Students And Principal Battle Over Cosplay

Students and Principal Battle Over Cosplay

As Kotaku first reported back in February, some Korean high school yearbook photos can get outrageous. This year, students at Uijeongbu High School had a showdown with their principal over graduation photos. A cosplay showdown.

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As pointed out by tipster Sang, Twitter user IwantAlbis from Uijeongbu High School recounted how the principal declared that graduation pics would be taken with students wearing regular clothes. Cosplay was prohibited! No dress-up antics were allowed, it seems.

Regardless, some students showed up at school decked out in cosplay in protest of the principal's policy.

Students and Principal Battle Over Cosplay

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Students and Principal Battle Over Cosplay

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Students and Principal Battle Over Cosplay

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Students and Principal Battle Over Cosplay

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Students and Principal Battle Over Cosplay

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Students and Principal Battle Over Cosplay

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Students and Principal Battle Over Cosplay

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Students and Principal Battle Over Cosplay

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Students and Principal Battle Over Cosplay

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On Twitter, IwantAlbis reports that all the students had to retake their graduation photos in regular clothes. But what about their cosplay photos? The school officials and the parents that are putting together the yearbook will apparently edit out all inappropriate pics. Uh-oh.

So while there's a good chance their cosplay pics won't survive the yearbook committee, the actions of these kids have already gone viral in South Korea, appearing on numerous message boards, and even spawning at least one piece of fan art.

Students and Principal Battle Over Cosplay

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사자 [IwantAlbis — Thanks Sang!]


Comments

    Notices guy in blackface. Awaits shitstorm.

      Minorities can't be racist.

        Newsflash, Koreans aren't a minority in Korea.

        Last edited 25/07/14 11:27 am

      Blackface isn't a thing in Asia. Or anywhere except the US. I don't see Harry Connick Jr in any pictures so they should be fine.

      What @darren said, blackface is a much more complicated issue that has roots in racist depictions in early US.

      Dressing up as another race using makeup, ala this or RDJ in Tropic Thunder isn't actually blackface. But somehow has become conflated with it, primarily in the US media.

      Besides it's not like he's dressing as a racist caricature, or even something that could be taken as it (Like the Orange is the New Black Halloween group), he's Will Smith from MiB for god's sake.

        And @darren yeah my initial comment was largely tongue in cheek, in this context I don't actually find it offensive at all. Although blackface isn't just an American thing, it started there but Australia has a history of racist blackface too http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/arts/black-face-minstrel-shows#toc1

          Thanks for the link, I'm a little disturbed that I didn't know Australia had shared the practice.

          Though that article then goes on again to conflate other issues with it...

          I think the subject bothers me because it's just thrown in with very simple classic racist stereotyping and is used to condemn any other use regardless of context.

      yeah but did you see the guy in yellowface?! .......see what i did there?

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