Health officials wear pink masks in response to bullying among boys

Taiwanese health officials wore pink face masks at a regular press conference in response to complaints that the color sparked bullying in schools. On a CDC daily presser, a tabloid reporter tells the health officials that a mom said her son refused to wear the pink mask in fear of getting bullied as “it’s not […]

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Taiwanese health officials wore pink face masks at a regular press conference in response to complaints that the color sparked bullying in schools.

On a CDC daily presser, a tabloid reporter tells the health officials that a mom said her son refused to wear the pink mask in fear of getting bullied as “it’s not a boy’s color.”

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, who led the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) briefing, said some male students had refused to wear pink face masks to school for fear of being ridiculed by classmates.

With four other officials, Chen said the color of masks did not matter, adding that when he was young he enjoyed watching The Pink Panther cartoon. He stated:

It’s fine for a man to wear pink! and pink is for everyone. Everyone can wear any color of mask. Pink is actually a good color!

The President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, who showed her support.

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口罩是用來保護我們的,我們不需用顏色來區分你我,粉紅色不只是屬於女生的顏色,陳時中部長已經用行動表示男生也很適合。 希望大家不要用刻板的顏色區分,來限制自己的選擇。更重要的是,無論什麼顏色的口罩,能保護你就是最適合的。 #顏色沒有性別

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