Wisconsin school bans Miley, Dolly duet from class concert

The song "could be perceived as controversial," according to administrators at a Wisconsin elementary school where a first-grade class was scheduled to perform a Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton duet advocating for LGBTQ acceptance

For their spring concert, Heyer Elementary School students in Waukesha had prepared a performance of "Rainbowland,

But school administrators removed the song last week. Parents in the district claim that because the song promotes LGBTQ acceptance and makes use of rainbows, the decision was made.

Since "Rainbowland" might not be "appropriate for the age and maturity level of the students," administrators had it removed from the first-grade concert, according to Fox6,

According to superintendent James Sebert, who did not immediately return a call on Monday. He cited a school board as well.

policy prohibiting discussing contentious subjects in class.Sebert previously forbade the display of rainbow and pride flags in Waukesha classrooms and put the district's equity and diversity work on hold until 2021.

On the song from Cyrus' 2017 album "Younger Now," she sings, "Let's all dig down deep inside, brush the judgement and fear aside.

Living in a place called Rainbowland where we can walk hand in hand. Oh, I'd be lying if I said that all of this hurt and hatred was okay. Melissa Tempel, a first-grade teacher, said she picked the song because it seemed to have a sweet, universal message.

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