A Japanese teenager is suing her school for forcing her to darken her natural brown hair
An 18-year-old high school student in Osaka Japan is suing her high school because it forced her to dye her hair black.
The student, 18, said that in addition to mental suffering, the dye caused physical harm to her scalp and hair. The first arguments were heard in a court in Osaka today (Oct. 27).
The student was allegedly forbidden to attend class last year when her hair wasn’t dyed black enough, and was later prevented from going on a school trip. Her name was also removed from the school register. She hasn’t attended school since late 2016. The school reportedly told the girl’s lawyer that even a “blonde-haired foreign-exchange student would have to dye their hair black.”