Samford Told Female Dancers to Bind Breasts

February 11, 2019

Samford University officials told female students in a dance competition that they needed to bind their breasts to perform, AL.com reported. Many students complained about the requirement.

A spokeswoman for the university released a statement that said in part, “As is the case with all theatrical productions, emotions run high and organizers often require last minute changes to costumes and routines. Every year male and female groups receive feedback during dress rehearsal. The professional lighting and high definition video used in this year’s production created issues with costumes that were addressed in order to ensure that none of our students were embarrassed or singled out by what the lights could show. More than 50,000 people will see this year’s performance in person or via the live stream. Our top priority is always the safety and well-being of our students.”

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