Miley Cyrus’ Song Banned From 6-year-olds
The “Rainbowland” duet recorded by famous singer Miley Cyrus with Dolly Parton in 2017 was banned by a primary school administration in the USA.
School administrators in Waukesha, Wisconsin, vetoed their decision to sing “Rainbowland” by pop star Miley Cyrus and country music singer Dolly Parton at a spring concert by freshmen.
One of the school’s parents, Leigh Radichel Tracy, told the Los Angeles Times that the song was banned after the school’s management found it too controversial.
“Rainbowland can be perceived as controversial and not appropriate for the age and maturity level of the students,” the school administration said in a statement.
Melissa Tempel, one of the school’s teachers, reacted to the banning of the song to her students on Twitter, saying, “My freshmen were very excited to sing Rainbowland at the spring concert. But the song was vetoed by the school board. When will it be sung?” Is this the end?”
The song is “Wouldn’t it be nice to live in heaven / Where we’re free to be exactly who we are” and “Leave aside the judgment and fear / Correct the wrong things / And end the fight / Because I promise no one will win”.
Some parents also reacted to the ban decision taken by the school. Sarah Schindler told the LA Times that the school board has taken a “conservative turn” in recent years, which has sparked policy changes and sparked controversy in the school community.