An Upper West Side (Manhattan) middle school faces allegations of putting on a play that discriminated against unvaccinated kids.
The December holiday show at MS 243 Center School on 84th Street and Columbus Avenue featured around 10 fifth- to eighth-graders swaying back and forth while belting out lyrics to the tune of ’80s hit “The Safety Dance,” including: “It’s safe to vax/and if your friends don’t vax/then they ain’t no friends of mine.”
According to reports, the play was little more than disgusting propaganda about submitting to the medical mafia and taking experimental shots.
But the performance organizers allegedly took things to another despicable level by using kids in dance numbers, songs, and skits that ostracized anyone that stood up for their bodily autonomy.
The NYC DOE will investigate a December holiday show at MS 243 The Center School that featured students waving signs touting Pfizer and Moderna and singing lyrics such as "If your friends don’t vax/then they ain’t no friends of mine.”@LevineJonathan https://t.co/U751VyVy85
— Susan Edelman (@SusanBEdelman) February 19, 2022
The New York Post provided additional details:
During one sketch, kids held signs with the names of big pharma jab-makers “Pfizer” and “Moderna” painted in red and drawn into the outline of a syringe.
Another scene had students mocking conservatives and those seeking medical or religious exemptions to the jab. Some held signs reading “I fear God not COVID” and “I am not a science experiment.”
They were pitted alongside people intended to look crazy, including one child dressed as a box of Kool cigarettes and another as Napoleon Bonaparte. Another student paraded around the stage as Jacob Chansley — the infamous horn-hat and fur-wearing Jan. 6 Capitol rioter who was recently sentenced to 41 months in prison.
Parents outraged by the theatrics said afterwards the show shouldn’t have gone on.
“It was an abomination,” said mom Antigone Michaelides, who watched the play with her husband. “It is discrimination and bullying and there is no reason you should make kids feel bad about themselves. Haven’t they been through enough in two years?”
Michaelides said several unvaccinated children were required to participate in the production which denigrated their parents’ decision to keep them unvaxxed. She said the show has been created by teachers at the school and was part of a larger climate of intolerance, and that unvaccinated kids — like her son — were frequently singled out.
“I do know for a fact that he’s been exposed to hurtful things being said around him. This I can tell you for a fact,” Michaelides said. “Hurtful things were said to him about the vaccine by other kids.”
Michaelides expressed her outrage in this letter to school superintendent Christine Loughlin:
To those who were interested in the details of the school, below is the email we sent to the superintendent of Manhattan District 3. pic.twitter.com/1vN2fhNIuB
— Antigone Michaelides (@oneantigone) February 8, 2022
A representative from the Department of Education said the agency is investigating the allegations.
“Every student deserves to feel welcomed in their school and this incident was immediately referred for investigation,” said spokesman Nathaniel Styer.
Honestly, I don’t expect the DOE to conduct a legitimate investigation into these accusations of medical discrimination against unvaccinated students.
The agency is already guilty of segregating vaccinated and unvaccinated students in several school settings.
As stated on the DOE website:
All students and staff who participate in high-risk PSAL sports or competitive afterschool sports must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students in fall high-risk sports must get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by their first day of competitive play. Winter and spring PSAL participants have until the beginning of their season to be fully vaccinated. High risk sports are football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, stunt, and rugby. Vaccination is also required for participation in bowling, because while not a high-risk sport, it takes place in spaces that require vaccination for children ages five and up.
A COVID-19 vaccination requirement also applies to students participating in high-risk after school extracurricular activities like chorus, musical theater, dance/dance team, band/orchestra (with concern for woodwinds), marching band, cheerleading/step teams/flag team. Students ages five and up must be vaccinated in order to participate in these extracurricular activities.
Students who wish to continue to participate in these activities must get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by December 14.
Apologies if I don’t trust the child abusers and discriminators to thoroughly investigate this matter.