From beauty-pageant hair to bolo ties, Texans are used to toeing the line of schmaltz. But apparently the Lone Star State draws the line at bland lesbian novelty songs.

Three Van Zandt, Tex. high school majorettes were punished after performing a routine to
Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" at a recent pep rally. School officials have banned the twirlers from upcoming sporting events and rallies, saying they "broke the student code of conduct."

Since there was nothing explicitly sexual about the actual routine (aside from the phrase "baton twirling"), many students are protesting by wearing stickers and refusing to participate in events from which the girls are barred.

We suspect administrators were just crabby about hearing an overplayed one-hit wonder for the bajillionth time. We suggest playing it safe with classics like "Whoomp! There It Is."


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