Self identifying as a penguin

An apparent inspiring contributor to The Onion has flummoxed administrators in the Gwinnett County School System by self-identifying as a penguin.

“I identify as a penguin, and this is me as a penguin,” he argued. “This isn’t a hood, this is my penguin head. You can’t tell me not to be a penguin.”
“I feel like I’m being singled out against everyone else, because other people are allowed to wear their head gear, and this is just me expressing who I am,” Penguin Boy said. “I feel like you guys are trying to discriminate against people who identify as different species.”
Not being satisfied simply wearing his penguin costume in the classroom, the student took it a step further by expanding his case into today’s debate over bathroom usage.
According to Samantha at Empty Lighthouse Magazine,
This kid did a genius job, and even got to the point where he asked if he could go outside to use the bathroom in order to feel more like a penguin. “Can we put a tree in the bathroom, or maybe like, the clinic bathroom?”
See the video and the complete story at Empty Lighthouse Magazine

Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
4 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
4 Comment authors
JeanbjvangundyJack FitzThe Dixie Cheetomonger Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
The Dixie Cheetomonger
The Dixie Cheetomonger

This is glorious and makes Gwinnett Great.

Jack Fitz
Jack Fitz

If I were a school administrator I’d be hoping that a self-identified Shark comes along pretty soon.


I wonder if we could call Trump and ask him how this would have been handled in the good old days.

In a normal world I would support the administrators throttling this kid and ripping his hood off…. in the weird world in which we find ourselves… I support the kid making fun of all the idiocy…


The video is dated Jan 2015. Anyone placing bets on whether the kid is still a penguin? (Anyone know any followup?)