As some schools in the United States apparently strive for more inclusivity and diversity, some parents across the country point out their concerns regarding studying critical race theory, gender issues, or self-identification.
During a school board meeting in Michigan that supposedly took place in December, one mother stepped forward to voice her concerns about litter boxes allegedly being placed in the school bathroom for students who may identify themselves as “furries”.
“Furry” is a term for people who associate themselves with anthropomorphic animals, be it cats, dogs, or whatever one may imagine. According to the mother, one of the unisex bathrooms in the Michigan school had a litter box installed there for those who identify themselves as “cats”.
“I am really disturbed by that. I will do some more investigation on that”, the mother is heard saying in the video widely shared online. “I know what’s going on nationwide, I know it is…it’s part of the agenda that’s being pushed, I don’t even want to understand it”.
She noted that she is “upset as a parent” that her child is “put in an environment like that”.
WATCH: At a recent school board meeting, it was revealed that a Michigan school placed a LITTER BOXES in the bathroom for students that identify as cats. Unbelievable pic.twitter.com/F4ut5qCtXt
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) January 22, 2022
However, according to Morning Sun, her claims have been debunked by Midland Public School Superintendent Michael E. Sharrow, who informed the students’ parents after the rumours started to circulate online.
“Let me be clear in this communication. There is no truth whatsoever to the this false statement/accusation! There have never been litter boxes within MPS schools”, Sharrow reportedly wrote.
Still, the allegations made waves online, prompting diverse reactions: some people were outraged, and others cast doubts on the parent’s claims.
She said "I heard" which literally makes it hear-say, rumors whatever you want to call it. If she can prove it, it would be crazy, but I am gonna guess this is just a rumor.
— KenFarmer Ⓐ (@KenFarmerTV) January 22, 2022
You know…this wasn’t how I pictured America’s collapse.
— Rachel Murray (@RMurray1286) January 22, 2022
I have a theory that the US has genuinely been invaded by some kind of long game psyop or maybe a toxin or brainworms or something because I just CANNOT even begin to imagine a sane and logical reason for this
— TheLastRosbif (@thelastrosbif) January 22, 2022
One user joked about how “The Babylon Bee” – a satirical media outlet – could run out of business should there be more such stories.
The Babylon Bee is going to go out of business.
— Julia (@Julia58974769) January 22, 2022
Others just giggled at the various possibilities that certain self-identification may open to people.
Imagine walking in the bathroom and seeing some kid dropping a load in a litter box and hissing at you 😂
— Dallas Hemphill (@Hemp_D_Hill) January 22, 2022
Does this mean I can pee on a fire hydrant and not go to jail if I identify as a dog?
— Hector Zumwalt (@hectorazumwalt) January 22, 2022