First grader suspended for singing LMFAO’s ‘I’m Sexy and I Know It’
A six-year-old Colorado boy returned to school Monday following a three-day suspension for quoting the popular song “I’m Sexy and I Know It” from music duo LMFAO twice to a female student.
In an interview with HLN, first grader D’Avonte Meadows explained why he sung the ubiquitous track several times at Sable Elementary School in Aurora, Colorado, citing how M&Ms candy used it in a recent commercial as well as Sesame Street‘s Elmo creating his own version of the song.
“Because it’s on every commercial, Elmo, and the M&Ms and ‘on demand,’” Meadows said.
His mother, Stephanie, was perplexed with the school calling her son’s singing “sexual harassment” and a distraction.
“I don’t want him to have this on his record like that,” she said. “I’m still kind of baffled how it was interrupting the learning, especially with this last incident, when all he was (doing) was singing this song.”
The Aurora school district didn’t comment directly on Meadows’ case, but released a statement Monday detailing their policy on offensive behavior and “sexual harassment.”
“‘Sexual harassment’ refers to behavior which is not welcome, is personally offensive and, therefore, interferes with the learning of the victim(s) and sometimes their peers,” the district said. “This is not a criminal definition of sexual harassment; it is one that is focused on providing a safe learning environment for all Aurora Public School students.”
WATCH: Videos from HLN, which was broadcast on May 7, 2012 and from PBS, which was broadcast on January 18, 2012.