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Kid Kicked Out of Talent Show!

by Kristen Flowers

A first-grade student in Michigan was banned from performing his “body fart” act in the school talent show.  It’s a talent only a mother could love, and Erich Henze’s mom, Emily, certainly does- in a recent local TV news interview, she said that her son’s skill is “real funny” and didn’t think twice about signing her son’s permission slip to participate in the show.  But the seven-year-old’s act, in which he makes flatulent sounds using various parts of his body, was deemed inappropriate by the principal.  Emily Henze disagrees with the school’s decision and says she thinks prohibiting Erich from performing his talent sends a message that it’s not ok to be yourself.  Forget the school talent show- Erich is on his way to becoming famous on YouTube.