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05-07-2013, 12:08 AM #1
Arizona school in trouble for 'Duck Dynasty' inspired 'Redneck Day'
The student council at an Arizona school may be big fans of “Duck Dynasty,” but it seems they took their love of the show too far when they instituted a “Redneck Day.”
The day was supposed to prompt kids at Queens Creek High School to dress like members of the reality show cast, but instead the day was seen as offensive when students arrived at the school in stereotypical clothing, with one student wearing a confederate flag.
Tom Lindsey, superintendent of the Queen Creek Unified School District told azcentral.com that the day was meant to satirize “Duck Dynasty” and boost school spirit.
Still, some students and local families were offended by the dress-up day, something Lindsey apologized for.
Lindsey said that the student wearing a confederate flag was pulled aside and asked to change clothes.
“It was no ill intent,” Lindsey told the Arizona publication. “We apologize to any people who, because of the word (redneck), were offended,” he said.
“Duck Dynasty” just wrapped its third season on A&E. The show follows the Robertson family who make custom duck calls for bird hunting.
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