A Middle School Student Showed Up To School Dressed As Christian Grey (Photos)

Yesterday was World Book Day, and students around the world were encouraged to go to school dressed as their favorite literary characters (or, realistically, their favorite characters from a movie based on a book).

There have been millions of characters created over thousands of years in various stories and poems, but 11-year-old Liam Scholes decided to slap them all in the face and go as Christian Grey instead.

If you've been paying attention to modern sensibilities in the past few centuries, you might understand why this would be a problem.

There probably wouldn't have been an issue if Liam had changed his mind and said he was actually Atticus Finch...

But I think I missed the part in "To Kill A Mockingbird" when he uses a blindfold and cable ties.

Unfortunately for Liam, school officials didn't seem to appreciate his taste in literature, probably because they didn't feel like dealing with angry parents who had to avoid explaining BDSM to their 10-year-olds.

Liam's mother claims she doesn't understand what the fuss is about, saying:

We thought it was funny. We were walking home from school and he had the idea of going as Christian Grey.

Unfortunately, comedy is subjective, and Liam was barred from partaking in any of the planned activities for the day until he made certain adjustments to his costume.

I'm assuming the adjustments had something to do with the stuff in the second picture.

If you ask me, this was all an elaborate plot orchestrated by the creators of World Book Day to raise awareness for the cause, but I have no evidence to support this theory.

With that being said, good luck convincing me otherwise.

Citations: 50 Shades of Grey World Book Day costume of Christian Grey got boy, 11, excluded from celebrations (Manchester Evening News)