A mum says she might declare her son as non-binary so he can keep his famous long hair when he starts secondary school.
Bonnie Green said she may be left with no alternative as her schools of choice will refuse to admit Farouk James Miller unless he has the big chop.
The eight-year-old child model from Fulham, west London, has made a name for himself in the industry thanks to his giant afro hair which is more than two-foot long and goes past his bottom.
Despite his young age he has carved out a success modelling career and even gets paid for Instagram advertisement jobs which will be seen by his 269,000 followers.
However his mum, who is a hairdresser, has launched a petition calling for boys to be treated the same as girls when it comes to some schools' hair policy.
She wants the government to stops schools from forcing boys to keep their hair cut short saying her son was "terrified" of losing his long tresses.
Bonnie said: "I have been trying to think of loopholes, and think how can I get him in.
"Applying for a mixed school, I may just put him down as non-binary."
On the petition she says: "In a world where people are so scared to be themselves and individual, I wholeheartedly supported his confidence in being different and thought how amazing it would be if he could encourage the same confidence in others.
"My son Farouk James, through modelling and social media has a huge army of supporters who love and appreciate his individuality.
"We are lucky at the moment as Farouk’s current mixed school is very inclusive and have always embraced his hair, with the only reasonable request, for health and safety that it must be tied back (the same rule for girls).
"Unfortunately the future does not look as accommodating. The Christian boys schools that Farouk has plans to apply for, along side his peers will not even consider his application if he is not willing to cut his hair.
"I have tried to prepare and persuade him that one day for the sake of his education we will need to cut it all off.
"I thought he would come around, but as the secondary application process will start in two years his passion for keeping his hair has even intensified and he is terrified.
" Boris Johnson and his government need to restrict mainly boys schools from applying these out of date rules, which dictate if your son can be accepted into their chosen school.
"I believe it is teaching our children sexism from a very young age.
"When you teach the young this unequal behaviour is acceptable today, you prevent a more tolerant world for tomorrow.
"In a just world, people should be judged on the content of their character and NOT on their appearance."
Selena Wilcox signed the petition, commenting: "I believe child/teen/adult has the right to long or short hair regardless of what sex the are. Such an outdated view.
"The schools sound like they are part of a communist state, not a country of free choice."
Last summer a head boy who has never had his hair cut had been told he must chop off his long locks if he wants a place at his school of choice.
Colchester Royal Grammar School told 11-year-old Alfie Howard-Hughes that his flowing hair was against its code of conduct policy.
He was later told he could keep his long hair providing it was tied up in a bun.
You can sign Bonnie's petition here .
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