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A teen's 'Make America Great Again' shirt was photoshopped out of his school yearbook


When 17-year-old Grant Berardo flipped opened his high school's yearbook, he was surprised to learn the "Make America Great Again" slogan on his T-shirt he'd worn for the photo was gone.

 His campaign shirt was replaced with a plain black T-shirt. 

"I was just overall disappointed," Berardo told Asbury Park Press. "I like Trump, but it’s history too. Wearing that shirt memorializes the time."


Berardo attends Wall Township High School in New Jersey. The school is currently investigating the digital alteration.

"I am quite disturbed by the entire situation," Wall Schools Superintendent Cheryl Dyer said.

The school's superintendent said the only reason a student's image would be altered is if their clothing violated the school dress code, which includes anything referencing drugs, alcohol or violence. Political T-shirts are not in violation of the school dress code.

The company behind the yearbook photos has yet to comment on the incident.

Berardo's father, Joesph Berardo Jr., voted for Trump. Although he does not agree with everything president Donald Trump does, he says he supports many of his policies.

"From my perspective, I don’t understand the censorship," Joseph told Asbury Park Press.

"I think it was probably politically motivated. It was inherently offensive to somebody and they made a decision to Photoshop it - and without discussion, which is the worst part."

Berardo's father plans to seek legal action if the school does not reissue new yearbooks with his son's 'Make America Great Again' T-shirt in it.

"What’s frustrating to me is that this was the first election he took interest in," Joseph said of his son Grant who was too young to vote in the 2017 elections.

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