Fourth Grade Teacher Adrian Perez’s Kanye West-Themed Classroom Banned After Parents Complain

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A California fourth grade teacher got in some trouble with parents after he paid tribute to our 46th president Kanye West’s music in his classroom. Adrian Perez, 33, is a diehard West fan, and decorated every inch of his McCabe Elementary School classroom with something Ye related (ye-lated, if you will). Ye’s iconic Dropout Bear was prominently featured, but Perez also challenged himself by turning Kanye’s lyrics into motivational, kid-appropriate phrases. His other challenge was making it work for children who were born around the time of Graduation’s release. “I was innovative while designing this classroom,” he said, according to ABC News. “I aspire to be the Kanye West of teaching: Kanye West is one of the most influential people in the world and is the best at what he does. To elaborate, I want to be a positive influence to my students and be the best teacher I can be for them.”

Instead, bringing a little pop culture into his classroom ended up pissing off some unknowns, according to the Daily Mail. Anonymous haters complained and Perez was forced to take down the decorations. The school is supposed to give an official statement soon. Perez said that when he gave parents a tour of the classroom, a lot of them got the theme and were into it, unlike their children, who just thought Perez was into bears and the color red. “When the kids walked in the first day of school, they were like, ‘Wow! It looks cool!’” Perez told ABC. “Then several questions followed. ‘Why is everything red? Why are there a bunch of bears? Mr. Perez, do you like bears? Are these red chairs ours?’ The kids did not get it, they just thought I liked the color red and bears.”