Schools Cancel ‘Grease’ Production After Students Complain It’s ‘Offensive’

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Two schools in Australia have canceled their production of Grease after a group of students complained about the outdated themes…

The Presbyterian Ladies’ College and the all boys’ Scotch College in Perth were meant to preform the musical together next year…

However, a group of students at PLC spoke out against the school’s decision to perform the allegedly “offensive” play, deeming it unfit for “modern” times.

This isn’t the first time Grease has faced backlash, it has been labeled “misogynistic, sexist and a bit r*pey” in recent times…

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Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy, was asked about the backlash of the movie earlier this year, to which she told the Life of Greatness podcast…

“I think it’s kind of silly. I mean, this movie was made in the 1970s about the 1950s. It was a stage play, it’s a musical, it’s fun. It’s a fun movie musical, not to be taken so seriously.

“We need to relax a little bit and just enjoy things for what they are. I didn’t see it like that at all, I think it’s a fun movie that entertains people.”

After some deliberation, both principles of the schools, Cate Begbie of PLC, and Peter Burt of Scotch College, decided to axe the show…

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“A number of PLC students raised concerns whether the musical was appropriate in modern times,” the statement said.

“Scotch College listened respectfully to the girls’ concerns and both schools agreed a different musical would be better suited for their joint production in 2022.”

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However, some have labeled their decision “ridiculous” and downright laughable…ant

Even the majority of parents have expressed their outrage at the decision, stating that the schools gave in to a “small minority” of students…

Without first allowing others to speak their mind about the play.

Parents of both schools also said that the musical could easily be updated to fit current times…

Despite this, these select students claimed the classic movie was “offensive,” “sexist,” and had “anti-feminist” tropes, something they weren’t willing to perform or take part in.

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