Rap star Lil Yachty has come out in defense of 17-year-old Trevor Wilkinson, the gay high schooler who was given an in-school suspension for violating his school’s policy against male students wearing nail polish. The openly gay teenager then started a Change.org petition in order to point out what he sees as a “double standard” and hopefully have the rules changed. So far, that petition has over 322,000 signatures.
FIERCELY FIGHTING BACK: High school senior Trevor Wilkinson was suspended for wearing nail polish to school — now he is sparking a call for change.@ErielleReshef reports. https://t.co/HsEr9LVKlk pic.twitter.com/RukoN3V7Qx— Good Morning America (@GMA) December 7, 2020
Yachty tells TMZ that he is currently working on his own line of unisex nail polish and defended all genders being able to color their fingernails.
“It’s 2020, about to be 2021. Why do we still have barriers? If someone wants to express themself in any type of way, as long as it’s not harming anyone or bringing anybody down, they should be allowed to do so,” said Yachty. “When I was in college, some people are just lightyears behind mentally.”
Lil Yachty (born Miles Parks McCollum) went on to say that he wants to speak with Wilkinson personally. The Quality Control Music representative added, “I do [want to reach out to Trevor Wilkinson] just for the simple fact of him being himself. You shouldn’t be punished or tormented for being you.”
(via AllHipHop; photo: MediaPunch)