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‘Dance Moms’ JoJo Bows Banned In Schools; Here’s Why

Update Date: Mar 04, 2017 08:27 AM EST

JoJo bows are the latest trend in accessories after JoJo Siwa wore the oversized hair clips in "Dance Moms". They looked harmless but schools in United Kingdom are banning them like guns.

Much to the dislike of parents, JoJo bows are considered a distraction according to a number of school chiefs. "I really can't see any problem with the JoJo bows," one mother complained according to Manchester Evening News. She accuses the school for making something bad out of hair clips.

Since JoJo bows are now banned in school, kids can now only wear the oversized bows during weekends and on parties.  Moms feel that the craze from the "Dance Moms" show does not interfere with children's school work. "It was just the latest fashion and the trend the girls wanted to wear," the mom said.

One teacher who banned the JoJo bows in the classrooms is Chris Ashley, head teacher of Fairfield Community Primary in Bury, Greater Manchester. Though there are lots of parents who resisted the ban, majority supported the ruling.

"Our attitude is quite traditional and we allow things like this until it become a problem," Ashley said in a report by Mirror. He added that the school is very strong on letting kids wear school uniforms. It means that they are part of the school family.

Kids are in the school to work. If they are not in uniform, it causes a problem and kids get distracted according to Ashley. "We have a massive curriculum now in primary schools and there simply is no time for added distractions like this," he added. Only bobbles associated with the school colours - blue and yellow - are allowed.

Other school that banned JoJo bows in the classroom is Victoria Park Junior School in Stretford. However, the school said that they have comment to make about the issues on JoJo bows.

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