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maths teacher at high school in Maine, USA has been allowed to keep her pink Hello Kitty Christmas tree in her classroom. tree was made from pink plastic and was adorned with Hello Kitty ornaments. The teacher, Catherine Gordon, had earlier been ordered by school principal Paul Butler to remove it after he decided it was "inappropriate" Christmas decoration. Mr Butler explained to ABC News that he initially believed tree did not fit with way school celebrated different religious events happening at this time of year. He said: "A concern was shared with me regarding inconsistency with our balanced approach to holiday observances."

Ms Gordon said: "I didn’t think pink Hello Kitty tree was offensive….It's tree that's been up in my classroom for years." She posted her story on Facebook and it quickly went viral. She wrote: "The tree had no religious symbols on it whatsoever. No crosses or angels, just pink Hello Kitties and my students really enjoyed it." She added that society was becoming too worried about upsetting different people. She said: "I feel that this is definitely turning point in our society when everything offends everyone all time. It just sucks joy out of everything." She told local newspaper that: "It just seems that in our quest to be tolerant of everything, we've become intolerant to everything."

 
 

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