Students would never be allowed to bring an axe to class. Maybe it’s time to add another type of axe to that list — Axe body spray. The aerosol deodorant recently wreaked (or should I say “reeked”) havoc at a Brooklyn school.
“Eight students were hospitalized, and two others were taken to their own doctors, after someone released the especially pungent body spray in a sixth grade classroom,” TIME reports. “Emergency crews rushed to Medgar Evers College Preparatory School in Brooklyn to investigate the ‘hazardous’ smell.”
There’s definitely a moral here: whoever handles Axe’s marketing is a genius.
This isn’t the first time our educational system has tangoed with Axe man-perfume. As TIME’s article points out, “A Pennsylvania high school had to ban the spray in March after a student was hospitalized after exposure to its fumes. A year earlier, Connecticut high school officials said that a fire alarm went off after a student’s ‘overabundance’ of Axe spraying in a locker room.”
It’s fine line. You certainly don’t want to deter teenage boys from caring about their hygiene — that could lead to an equally foul-smelling situation.
But clearly the Axe obsession has its problems too, especially when instead of heightening a man’s magnetism, it’s repelling people — like, repelling them all the way to the hospital.
Hopefully, these kids will eventually learn a lesson that you can’t be taught in school: the real way to get a girl to like you isn’t with body spray, it’s with money. And no one with money uses Axe.