Thursday 27 July 2017

White boy (5) asks for same haircut as black friend 'to confuse his pre-school teacher'

Jax and Reddy (5) wanted to confuse their teacher by getting the same haircut.
Jax and Reddy (5) wanted to confuse their teacher by getting the same haircut.
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A five-year-old boy from Kentucky asked his mum if he could get a haircut, so he could look like his friend and confuse his teacher.

Jax Rosebush (5) asked his mum Lydia for the haircut so he could look like his friend Reddy Weldon (5).

"This morning Jax and I were discussing his wild hair. I told him that he needed a haircut this weekend. He said that he wanted his head shaved really short so he could look like his friend Reddy.

"He said he couldn't wait to go to school on Monday with his hair like Reddy's so that his teacher wouldn't be able to tell them apart. He thought it would be so hilarious to confuse his teacher with the same haircut," mum Lydia posted on Facebook.

"Here's a picture of Jax and Reddy from their Christmas program. I'm sure you all see the resemblance.

"If this isn't proof that hate and prejudice is something that is taught I don't know what is. The only difference Jax sees in the two of them is their hair," Lydia added.

The sweet story has since gone viral.

Reddy's father Kevin Weldon, told WAVE-TV that he adopted Reddy and his brother, who were born in Africa.

"It's really cool to see that move on from our family right into his relationships with his friends," Kevin Weldon, Reddy's father, said.

"There's an innocence children have that sometimes we lose. If we could get some of that back, I think it would be amazing.

"My sons do not look like me... but we are family all the same," Mr Weldon said.

"We share the same last name, love each other with all we have, and are a forever family. One day when I am gone, they will inherit all that I have and carry on our family name."

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