Would you be upset if there was a little boy at your child’s after-school care was dressed like a girl?
It’s hard to imagine that in 2014 a child could be excluded from playing with other children because of the way he’s dressed.
But that’s exactly what happened to little Romeo Clarke, who was told to no longer attend his primary school’s after-school care because he was “confusing” the other children by dressing in “girls” princess costumes, tutus and shoes.
Five-year-old Romeo has three older sisters and a collection of more than 100 costumes that he likes to wear after school. Once a week, on a Wednesday, he goes to the after-school club near his Catholic Primary in Rugby, England.
But now his mum, Georgina, 36, says she was told that Romeo was only welcome to keep coming back if he changed the way he dressed.
“I was shocked and surprised," Georgina told the The Daily Mirror. "The leader, who is a really lovely lady, said she didn’t think it was appropriate he wore the dress. She said it was upsetting and confusing the other children.