Funny 'Homework Is Not a Real Thing in the Real World': Teen's Excuse Letter to Teacher Goes Viral
"Fox & Friends" caught up Tuesday with a California teenager whose hilarious excuse for not doing his homework went viral.
Eddie Cortez, 14, wrote a detailed letter to his teacher that included the memorable line: "Homework is not a real thing in the real world so we should not have to do it in school because it's not useful."
He went on to argue that weekends are supposed to be "a stress-free time to go out with friends, watch TV and play games," not do schoolwork.
Alongside his father, Alfred, Eddie told Steve Doocy he thought it was funny and he had some "good points" to make to his teacher. He even wrote that his mom found a gray hair on his head, possibly from too much school-related stress.
Alfred said he thought it was hilarious and posted it on Facebook for family and friends to see. He said his son usually does his homework and is doing "alright" in school.
Eddie got plenty of support for his letter on social media...
Lil man should be a life coach!
— Vanessa (@VLove1992) February 15, 2019
I mean the points he made were 100% valid....I do what makes me happy
— IG: NikkiSchwayze (@Parris_noHILTON) February 14, 2019
"The court rules in favor in the case of student vs homework"
A lawyer in the making
— Indira mayisela (@artindira) February 14, 2019
Eddie even added a judgment on the matter at hand in the letter, writing, "Case closed, the court rules in favor of Edward Immanuel Cortez in the case of student vs homework."
Watch the interview above.