Biglerville High School students in Pennsylvania preparing to graduate received a letter from administrators with guidelines for appropriate attire at an awards ceremony before graduation.
But parents and students alike were appalled by the language used in the dress code letter, which fat-shamed young girls by telling them to hide their “sausage rolls” and not try to squeeze into clothes that don’t fit.
“You’re supposed to feel safe and comfortable here.
For a letter like that to come from the administration is really appalling,” said Brianna Burtop, a senior who posted a photo of the rules online, according to WHTM/ABC27 reported .
“They were telling us that they don’t want to be looking at our sausage rolls and you can’t fit ten pounds of mud in a five pound bag,” Burtop said.
“You can’t talk to women like that in a work place.
It’s just totally wrong.
It’s totally degrading,” Brianna’s mother Jessica Burtop said.
According to the Huffington Post , the letter given to high school students read: “Gentlemen: Ladies: “I just want the paper changed and for them to apologize to these girls because as 18-year-olds we’re all insecure and impressionable,” Brianna said.
The students graduate today.
According to WPXI , Brianna’s mother is also threatening to sue the school district for sexual harassment.
You can read the letter in full here.