Original Article by Steph Cockroft of the Mail Online
The head of a £18,000 private boarding school has outraged parents after joking about dressing up as bondage-loving Christian Grey from Fifty Shades for World Book Day.
Mike Burgess wrote in a newsletter to parents that he had channeled the BDSM-addicted character to mark the literary event at St John’s International School in Sidmouth, Devon.
He even told parents that he was disappointed when the children – some of whom are as young as two – did not realise who he was, ‘despite the sharp suit and contemptuous arrogance’.
Christian Grey is the male protagonist in the erotic book series Fifty Shades of Grey, which was turned into a film starring Jamie Dornan.
According to The Sun, Mr Burgess, a former banker, told parents about his fancy dress in a newsletter, before signing off as ‘Christian Grey.’
But the school has insisted Mr Burgess’s comments were simply a joke that backfired and that he did not dress up as the character.
In a statement, the school said: ‘It is our understanding that the alleged complaint concerns an article from Headmaster Mr Burgess. This featured a comment, which was intended to be humorous; we regret any offence that may have been taken which was clearly not the aim.
So a message to all headmasters and mistresses for that matter. Dressing up as Fifty Shades of Grey characters for your students is completely unacceptable 😉 Shame.
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