YouTube personality Danny Duncan told The News-Review he definitely plans to visit Roseburg to hand out his “Virginity Rocks” T-shirts.
A Roseburg High School student wearing one of the shirts last week went home to change it after the school’s principal told him he couldn’t wear it on campus. School officials said the shirt was meant ironically and not actually advocating abstinence, and they said it would be disruptive for a student to wear it on campus.
After The Roseburg Beacon covered the incident last week, the student, Fletcher Case, sent a copy of the article to Duncan via Twitter. Duncan said if it was retweeted 1,000 times he would visit Roseburg and hand out the shirts. It was retweeted 2,800 times.
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After The News-Review posted a story online Friday about the incident, Duncan sent a message confirming he would come, but didn’t give specifics about the date, time or location of his visit. He did not respond to requests for more information Monday.
Duncan did assert that school officials told him he’d be arrested if he showed up on campus.
Roseburg Public Schools Superintendent Gerry Washburn said Monday no such conversation took place. However, he said the school’s campus is closed, and anyone without a legitimate reason to be there would be asked to leave.
It would be up to the school resource officer to decide whether to make an arrest, Washburn said.
Washburn said he checked with Roseburg High School Principal Jill Weber, and found that she was unaware of any conversation between any school representative and Duncan.
Duncan posts videos on YouTube that contain goofy and sometimes crude humor. He wears a “Virginity Rocks” T-shirt in some of them, and also sells several products — including condoms — with the “Virginity Rocks” label.
Duncan nevertheless insists he’s not opposed to abstinence.
“I agree with abstinence lol. I’ve never once made fun of that in any way on YouTube or social media?” he wrote in his message to The News-Review.