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Letter: If we're calling the fashion police ...

Published May 30, 2014 5:52 pm

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Regarding "Edited yearbook photos draw student complaints" (May 29), I believe whoever is responsible for editing the pictures of these lovely young women should bear the financial burden to have the yearbooks reprinted.

Do shoulders or a neck suggest anything whatsoever that is inappropriate? Our first lady is often seen with bare, beautiful arms; is she inappropriate?

I was turned away from a university cafeteria on parents day when picking up my son from a sports camp a number of years ago; my crime was also bare shoulders. Again, it was a cafeteria, not a place of worship. I have no idea who nominated themselves czar of appropriate yearbook attire, but this certainly went way too far.

It must be recognized that we all have different beliefs and what one person believes does not make it right for an entire community. In my opinion, the only inappropriate attire, and it is frequently seen, is the couture look of a top intended to be worn alone but paired with a T-shirt under. Now that is indeed a case for the fashion police; as that is offensive.

Debra Sjoblom

Salt Lake City

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