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Wisconsin first-grade bans Cyrus, Parton’s ‘Rainbowland’

Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton’s duet song “Rainbowland” has been banned from a Wisconsin first grade spring concert.

“Rainbowland” was planned to be one of the songs Tempel’s first-grade students would be singing at their spring concert.

Melissa Tempel, a first grade dual language teacher at Heyer Elementary School said there are concerns the song would be controversial, leaving students who had hoped to sing it, and their teacher, disappointed and confused.

Tempel later found out that the Heyer Elementary administration was not going to permit the song to be performed after all. Tempel and her students were “so sad.”

“Rainbowland” is a duet by Miley Cyrus and her godmother Dolly Parton off of Cyrus’ 2017 album “Younger Now.”

School District of Waukesha Superintendent Jim Sebert confirmed to Fox 6, who first reported the incident that “Rainbowland” was dropped from the setlist, and cited a specific school board policy.

The district questioned “whether it was appropriate for the age and maturity level of the students” and because of “social or personal impacts” on them, Sebert told the television station.

Romeka Romena
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