Big Gay Ice Cream — the New York City-based ice cream shop with a penchant for rainbows and unicorns — has a big gay problem with a high school in Ohio. A student tweeted that he got in trouble for wearing his Big Gay Ice Cream shirt to school today.
So apparently this shirt that I am wearing is "inappropiate" for school. They told me to cover it up so I did. pic.twitter.com/Fq0Y9VHp3N— (@[redacted]) May 22, 2015
He says that administrators at Coshocton High School called the shirt — which is simply the store's rainbow cone logo — "inappropriate." The school asked the student to cover the logo up. So he complied, with a cheeky and clever sign on white paper that reads, "So I don't have 1st Amendment rights?"
The owners of Big Gay Ice Cream, Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff — who recently wrote a colorful cookbook — are stunned at the situation. They tweeted out that the high school's move was "so weak," and that they are "amazed" that the high school would ban their t-shirt. When asked to comment on the situation, Quint told Eater: "The only comment I need to make is what I said on Twitter. Well, you can amend 'so weak' to 'super lame.'" Eater has reached out to the student.
Update 5/22; 7:15 p.m.: According to Big Gay Ice Cream on Twitter, the original story may have been a hoax. More details as they become available.