SWEET VICTORY: Student wearing forbidden Duck Dynasty ‘Redneck of the year’ shirt vindicated

redneckoty-e1384486527291The principal of Mandarin Middle School in Jacksonville, Florida apologized to student Christopher Olsen and his mother after the 14-year-old was pulled from class and asked to change out of his “Duck Dynasty” themed shirt that was deemed to break the school’s code of conduct, reports WJXT.

The shirt featured Si Robertson, one of the cast members on the popular A&E show, and the text, “Redneck of the year.”

“One of these ladies at the school walked in and asked me why I was wearing this shirt, [and said] ‘It’s a slur,’” Olsen recounted.

After receiving a phone call from Mandarin MS Principal Debbie Smith on Thursday, Ramsey and her son were told that the shirt will not be banned from the school. The principal apologized, and Olsen can now wear the shirt whenever he wants.

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  • John Rolodex

    We need to hear what corrective action is being taken against the school staff that had an issue with the shirt.

    • TeaTeamer

      My thought exactly. Forcing a retraction is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t go far enough.

      • brewby

        Not even close to far enough!

      • Mark Smith USArmy

        Should have been fired, no pension payoff, etc. There needs to be a penalty for stupidity!

    • Hotnike

      Why was this an issue in the first place? Oh, that’s right. Stupid liberal administrators and teachers. SHAME!

  • GunNoob

    oh for the love of…that’s right down the road from me.

  • old_salty_dawg99

    Sounds like someone found their job in danger and pulled his head out of his backside.

    • RM Molon labe

      that’s called cranial/rectal insertion…Molon Labe!

      • JOHN T. FOX


        • Mudbug Mama

          why the caps ? do you need some medication?

          • guest

            to get your attention , nothing more

          • I Correct You!

            It is again the rules. Or do rules matter?

          • JOHN T. FOX


        • conservative


          • I Correct You!

            Thank you. I was beginning to think I was on a liberal website.

          • JOHN T. FOX


        • HOFFHACK


        • I Correct You!

          No –you DA’s it is an EXTRACTION! GODBLAM! You are as stupid as the GODBEJESUS faculty staff!

          • JOHN T. FOX


      • gordon

        its also called stinkhole insertion

        • guest

          to get your attention

      • Proud_to_be_American

        I worked @ a mental institution for 10 years and we used the term “Cranial Rectal Inversion”

        • RM Molon labe

          acceptable…molon labe

          • Proud_to_be_American

            And it was more often than not, directed up the chain…

      • I Correct You!


        • RM Molon labe

          whatever you want to call it, is fine by me…molon labe

  • Fletch

    At most schools today, students are required to wear uniforms. If this is a school policy, why aren’t the teachers required to wear the same uniforms as the students. They are probably more able to afford them than some of the students. I’m NOT putting teachers down, by no means. They have a awesome task in today’s world.

  • Dominic De Falco

    Parents need to stand up and get rid of these Liberal anti-Constitutional, Anti-American people! SCHOOLS HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE POLICIES, tax paying parents pay for these schools so TAXPAYERS SHOULD HAVE A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY FOR THE SCHOOL STAFF! One strike and you are out!

    • Gina Yarber

      But here in Ohio, a kid was bullied – knocked unconscious on a bus by being hit in the head with a bookbag, taken to the hospital – and the parents are having a tough time getting any kind of answers. . . but they’ll suspend a 5 year old for giving a classmate a Tic-Tac because it violates the school drug policy. . . The loonies are running the asylum.

      • Mindy Robinson

        If you consider what these hell spawn do this is the intent. The pedophile walks free, the murderers,thieves, rapists and terrorists because of these creatures , yet , 5 year old’s are interrogated for hours by school principals for making something that looks like a gun out of a pop tart, but, if a muslim terrorist injures or kills hundreds they rush to their defense. I have come to think of the hell spawn as modern day vampire.

    • Hawkeye3939

      If we followed your advice, there would be no school staff.

      • Mr Ed

        Then I say if they ant to keep their job,do what they’re trained to do. teach the old fashioned values. If they can’t do that, they don’t need to (and shouldn’t ) be teachers anyway! When I went to school, we were taught the alphabet and how to start basic spelling in kindergarten. Now they want the parents to do the teachers job before they get there. As far as I know, we all turned out just fine. Today, the teachers (if you want to call them that ) want more money for doing less and teaching what the government wants them to learn – pathetic. Now they want a preschool before the kids go to preschool?!? I would be ashamed to call myself a teacher today. Brainwashed is more the word. And if the parents are too busy to pay attention to what there kids are being taught and allow this to happen, they shouldn’t be allowed to be parents! There are plenty of the old school books out there to take control and teach your kids yourself. todays kids are supposed to be smarter than us, yet with todays liberal way of thinking, that isn’t going to happen. This so called “common core” crap is just that. the only system it belong in is your sewage system.

      • Dominic De Falco

        There are enough of us out here that actually care about what our children are learning and how they learn to replace all these brain dead liberal teachers!.

      • guest

        Not Really ; there would be Order , Respect and No Liberals , Socialism and Muslime Teaching.

  • Juls

    No problem if you call me a redneck. Call me a liberal though……..

    • Publius Flavius Vegetius

      Calling a Conservative a liberal “is fight’n words” in many locales!!

    • Mindy Robinson

      Same here.

    • guest

      REDNECK!and proud of it!!

  • RPW

    Sanity wins for a change!

  • gatorbait51

    This is a symptom of the PC cancer. Everyone is so eager to be offended . .

  • EMC2

    WOW! My musical comedy “REDNECK RIVIERA” has been running to Sold Out audiences since last April! Folks love the Redneck genre, tribes, brand, society… whatever!!! We’re fun Patriots!!!

  • antiliberalcryptonite

    Liberals need to be put in their place. Bathroom attendant comes to mind.

    • Ken Jackson

      Bathroom attendant sounds good, but let’s restrict them to the unisex bathrooms they love to force on others.

  • foxxybey

    Right always win’s out in the end. I really like the shirt.

  • reggiec

    I proudly call myself a “Redneck” for the very reason the term was created. People who work primarily outdoors like farmers, and those in rural areas get the back of their neck sun tanned. Hence the term Redneck verses some pasty white necked person who spends their life indoors. Yuk

  • Snoopy

    Get the flippin’ government out of our lives!!!
    PC is killing this country, and the liberty our service folks have fought for, for nearly 250 years!!



    • guest

      Hard working people not afraid of getting dirty versus the give me give everything free and Obama said is OK not to work.

  • william major

    what do u expect from liberal idiots? its fine if your dress is so short you can see bush ,thats ok but dont where a duck dynastic T lol what a sad demise for a once great country

  • just a girl

    Hey its NOT liberals who would love to see a NICE dress code in schools. I can’t stand sloppy T-shirts. They ARE after all is said and done- MEN”S UNDERWEAR shirts, no matter what you put ON them, they began as underwear and are sloppy. I am no liberal and I would love to see nice pants a Polo shirt uniform for ALL in school. Enough of asserting them selves on their own time. School is not for… fooling around.

    • Jack Obyte

      You need to eat more low fat foods. Have a pudding!

  • truthbeknown

    Liberals give in to them and the trouble has just started. Anything they don’t like is going to be outlawed. Wake up America the beast is upon you.

  • Fred_K

    The principal should be removed and not allowed to work in any school henceforth. Anybody else who had a problem with the wearing of the shirt should be removed permanently as well. They are not fit to be in those positions. We do not need petty tyrants running our schools.

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  • runnindeer

    Some of these people are absolutely downright stupid in the extreme. I am getting fed up and running over with disgust toward people who go around criticizing what ever our kids wear and every word said without a thought to what they are saying and doing themselves.

  • quincyman

    Do these people have nothing better to do?… Let’s focus on teaching….. Good grief !!!!!

  • Steve Harmon

    Just another example of “Liberals Gone Wild”. D-bags.

  • Steve Harmon

    That kid deserves an apology. That teacher is a “slur” to right thinking taechers.

  • tinkerunique

    QUESTION : Why was it banned in the first place ??

    • Itchin Myeer

      Uh Ruh because the faculty staff believed it was a slur. They forgot that, unlike our Ne gro bruthas and sistas, white folk do not consider redneck, cracka, or peckawood a “slur” —we just LAUGH at the overly sensiTIVE people who use them but go to pieces if we say “nigga”……so sad for the race raise by single women.

  • Ben Bennett

    What has this society come to? They allow sexual perversion to be taught in schools, but ban a tee shirt not really for what it says, but more for the fact that Uncle Si is a God fearing Christian. What have we allowed ourselves to become?

  • wildeagleone

    Fire the damn teacher

  • VoteLiberty2014

    This is kind of funny. A liberal gets their PC panties in a bunch over the word “redneck” as a slur. At least they are consistent and are concerned that their “redneck” citizens might be offended. Too bad real rednecks could give a crap about PC, yeah?

  • Ken Jackson

    Rednecks, Redskins; When does this rampant racism end? I’m so offended! From now on everyone should be forced to abandon these blatantly racist terms. I suggest “The Washington Sunburntskins” and the “Fleshcolorednecks”. Ahh, I feel so much more in tune with all that’s politically acceptable now.

  • Marlin208

    I don’t see a damn thing wrong with this shirt. The only thing they didn’t like was that it had someone from Duck Dynasty on it and they hate that show and the values that the people have.
    When you have a God hating commie teacher running the class you will always have this crap going on.

  • rdj120

    I hope Christopher realizes he has a license to send a message to “some lady” and wears that shirt everyday for a month or so.

  • klsparrow

    receiving a phone call from Mandarin MS Principal Debbie Smith on
    Thursday, Ramsey and her son were told that the shirt will not be banned
    from the school. The principal apologized, and Olsen can now wear the
    shirt whenever he wants.

    Do think the school talked to their lawyer are the parents lawyer? The old saying is stupid is as stupid does.

  • OzzWorx

    Sue for money, BIG money! Violation of civil rights! Without a money penalty, they will just try again.

  • Si Vis Pacem ParaBellum

    Welcome to the Obama-Muslim states of North America. Our freedoms and rights are being decimated daily and we are being lied to daily. Why is this president still in office? He and his cronies have done more than enough to initiate impeachment proceedings on not only Obama, but Biden, Clinton, Holder, Pelosi, Sibelius, and a few more that I can’t recall at this moment. The fact that these people are getting away with all they are is ridiculous. If it were a white republican, impeachment would have been started already. Not to mention that they are making careers out of what should be a term of public service instead of a lifetime of living in Washington and living off the people’s dollar. Molon Labe, Semper Fi and God Bless.

  • Sergeant Rock

    I used to get all apologetic and everything when some Liberal moron brought his daughter into a Men’s room somewhere. Now i just whip it out and hope they complain. Probably the only Penis that the dyke-in-training will ever see.

  • Robert Coto

    I’d like to hear the real truth behind this shitty apology.

  • Ballistic45

    Gee, you think they dusted off the Constitution and actually read it?

  • richardcancemi

    Hallelujah! for freedom of expression and down with Political Correctness.

  • Doc

    The “staff” member, an leftist, needs help such as counseling then dismissal but we should not overlook the amazing display of common sense and decency displayed by the principle. Is the current school environment it is a rare but welcome display of humility and correct conduct. Hoorah!

  • lokiswife

    The retraction of the ban was probably more from public anger over their action than a real reconsideration of what they had said. Kids can wear all kinds of slutty rock star T-shirts, but Duck Dynasty is too “radical” for the school administrators? The next time you are at a mall, spend a little time reading T-shirts….it’s an education of its own, just remember that it is not nice to puke on the store floor after reading some of them…

  • oldeeyore

    That family needs to print up a tee shirt with a picture of Debbie Smith and the copy “MORON OF THE YEAR”

    • michael lawless

      wouldnt that be an insult to morons?

      • wmkabrich

        Yes it would be. ;-)

  • Hawkeye3939

    I live in what many locals call a “redneck community.” I couldn’t have better neighbors.

  • James Fontana

    Si is not a cast member as there is no cast, they are all family and it is a reality show. Reality shows are not supposed to have casts

  • billybob

    Hey! Redneck and proud of it. Mandarin has always been a hoighty toighty part of J’ville, we try to pay them no mind.

  • Ricarrdo estavans

    If a Black person wants to wear a T shirt that reads N…..ger of the year, if a jew wants to weak one that reads kike of the year, or an Asian person wants to wear gook of the year that is their business, no one else’s. I think its ignorant but people have the right to be ignorant.

    • I Correct You!

      Yes you do. That is why I am NOT going to correct you for calling ALL Asians GOOKS. That is a KOREAN slur. Vietnamese are DINKS or ZIPPERHEADS, Japanese are NIPS, Chinese are CHINKS. CTFO! Really???

      • Ricarrdo estavans

        Actually in Vietnam we called the locals gooks. I was not trying to be precise. My point was anybody could wear whatever they want and express anything they want.

  • sean murry

    They are running these schools like a prison.

    • Straight White Peckawood

      They are. I always considered myself in prison. I went to school with mostly mopheads and doppers. I was always at the head of the class because I was the only one who wasn’t a pothead!!!!

  • mjmaf

    The agenda driven “Teacher” should be educated on the U.S. Constitution, especially our 1st Amendment and sent to be counseled by the Duck Dynasty Family, but that would actually be a reward to those who truly know who they are.

  • Proud_to_be_American

    Political Correctness MUST DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    just sayin.

    • The Old Chip

      Political Correctness for sure. Obummer and the corrupt”O”crats want to legalize 25 MILLION ILLEGAL aliens to pander for votes, claiming that they’re just hard working immigrants wanting to better their lives. Check immigrationcounters . com
      German chancellor Angela Merkel deserves credit for being the one who had the courage to say OUT LOUD. Multiculturalism (and its cousin, diversity) has “utterly failed.” She fell for the pap about, a young vibrant workforce that would bring new ideas and innovation. What she found, that instead of integrating into and becoming productive members of society, these aliens just wanted to drag their languages, ghettos, slums and barrios with them and relocate; as in, we so badly messed up our country, we must now desert it to come mess up yours. And with collusion of militant “rights” groups like La Raza; “if you don’t let us, you’re a hater, a racist, a xenophobe and anti-immigrant.”


    Until this Left wing POS got elected, the left leaning Public School system was the biggest threat to our Freedom than anything else. The only reason they relented was being Florida, Public pressure has been pretty intense. So rather than having to defend it, they backed off. Trust me, had this happened in New York, “Little” Andy Coumo would have been down there to give them medals, and the State Courts would have done squat!

  • loran

    Oh I’m sure that whatever liberal took this action in the first place is no longer able to function in their life. They are probably so thoroughly pissed off that they cannot see straight. They will be looking for revenge because they know nothing which is more adult then that. But, this is as it should be, don’t you think?

  • mac12sam12

    Democrats have been calling Republicans rednecks since pre-Civil War days. The Republicans would be doing their work in the fields and their necks would get red from the sun. The democrats thought they were unsophisticated for doing their own work and not having slaves to do it. The democrats thought they had the right to own another human being. Wear the name Redneck with pride.

    • I Correct You!

      Actually, it was because WHITE slaves were sunburned. White slaves were called rednecks first, not Republicans. But your point is valid. All of you need to go study because I am appalled at how little ye know.

      • mac12sam12

        The Colonialists experimented with using white prisoners as slaves. What I said is accurate, there were no white slaves in the old southern plantations.

  • noweareman

    Alright where’s the link to buy this shirt!

  • The Quadfather

    He should now wear a confederate themed shirt just to tweak ‘em.

  • glenp827

    did that woman have a hyphenated last name and first name something like “laquandra”?

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