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Rockntractor
11-12-2011, 10:59 PM
Posted on November 12, 2011 at 7:45am by Madeleine Morgenstern
Sasha Grey, the porn star who outraged Los Angeles-area elementary school parents after she was invited to read to students last week, said Friday she will not stop reading to kids despite having “a past that some people may not agree with.”

Grey was participating in the National Education Association-sponsored “Read Across America” program at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, Calif., reading to first and third grade students. TMZ obtained photos of the actress — now retired from the adult film industry — interacting with children during the Nov. 2 event.

Parents reportedly complained about Grey’s involvement and her proximity to their children, but instead of acknowledging what happened, the school district denied she had been there at all. A representative from the district told TMZ, “We have several celebrities who read to our students each year. The actress you have indicated [Sasha] was not present.”
The district’s response was at odds with the photographs posted online as well as a message Grey posted on Twitter last week: “Spent the am with Read Across America Compton, reading to the sweetest 1st & 3rd grade students @ Emerson Elementary!”

After news of the incident spread Friday, Grey posted a statement online defending her participation in the program. She called promoting education and literacy “an effort that is close to my heart” and said she would continue to do so.

“I committed to this program with the understanding that people would have their own opinions about what I have done, who I am and what I represent,” she said. “I am an actor. I am an artist. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a partner. I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am. I will not live in fear of it.”


http://www.theblaze.com/stories/porn-star-defends-reading-to-elementary-school-children-after-parents-outraged/

Bailey
11-13-2011, 08:49 AM
Why should anyone care? If you dont tell the kids it isn't like any of them will know she was a pRon star. I didn't read the article but I doubt it if she did anything untoward in that classroom.

Apocalypse
11-13-2011, 10:40 AM
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"The ex-porn star, who made her last adult film two years ago"

I don't know where they are getting that info from. As she has made near 20 in the last 2 years. One of her last ones was a sexual Parody called "America's Next Top Model: A XXX Porn Parody".

So ether she has lied about her career, or the school is lying again as they did about her not being there. Ether way, you would think ABC News would do some fact checking.

DumbAss Tanker
11-14-2011, 12:10 AM
The school lying is incredibly wrong, but as far as her reading to the kids goes, BFD, in fact good on her for it. It's not like she is there to get intimate with them, and any elementary school kid that knows enough about her films to initiate questions about that should be getting a home visit from Family Services and the popo within twelve hours.

Wei Wu Wei
11-14-2011, 09:20 AM
The school lying is incredibly wrong, but as far as her reading to the kids goes, BFD, in fact good on her for it. It's not like she is there to get intimate with them, and any elementary school kid that knows enough about her films to initiate questions about that should be getting a home visit from Family Services and the popo within twelve hours.

It's not so much a problem with 2nd or 3rd graders recognizing her, but school districts are generally opposed to this because older students are far more likely to recognize her.

Also, even if the kid doesn't recognize her, there is a chance that a kid really enjoys her visit, goes home, and puts her name into google to learn more about this nice lady who read to them.

I'm generally opposed to personal life stuff getting in the way of work-related activities, but in this case I can definitely see why it's a problem.

fettpett
11-14-2011, 10:21 AM
It's not so much a problem with 2nd or 3rd graders recognizing her, but school districts are generally opposed to this because older students are far more likely to recognize her.

Also, even if the kid doesn't recognize her, there is a chance that a kid really enjoys her visit, goes home, and puts her name into google to learn more about this nice lady who read to them.

I'm generally opposed to personal life stuff getting in the way of work-related activities, but in this case I can definitely see why it's a problem.

unlikely, most porn starts go by stage names for a reason, there are exceptions like Dana Dearmond and Zoe Voss. However in this case it was actually pretty easy to find her, even by just her last name.

noonwitch
11-14-2011, 12:46 PM
It's not so much a problem with 2nd or 3rd graders recognizing her, but school districts are generally opposed to this because older students are far more likely to recognize her.

Also, even if the kid doesn't recognize her, there is a chance that a kid really enjoys her visit, goes home, and puts her name into google to learn more about this nice lady who read to them.

I'm generally opposed to personal life stuff getting in the way of work-related activities, but in this case I can definitely see why it's a problem.


I can see where there might be a problem.


But still, considering children were being buggered in the Penn State locker room, this is probably one of those things that at least the boys in the class will have fond memories of, instead of nightmares and years of therapy.

DumbAss Tanker
11-14-2011, 12:51 PM
It's not so much a problem with 2nd or 3rd graders recognizing her, but school districts are generally opposed to this because older students are far more likely to recognize her.

Elementary schools are almost never co-located with higher grades, aside from the odd one-room school htat may still exist somewhere, nor are the elementary kids out of their classrooms all that much. Even in my backwoods area, the elementary grades are in an entirely separate building from the other grade levels.

NJCardFan
11-14-2011, 12:52 PM
We had a similar issue here a few years ago when a former porn star became a teachers aide. Funny part is that she was married to a colleague of mine. Just google Crystal Guns to see her in her working years.

Novaheart
11-14-2011, 12:54 PM
It's not so much a problem with 2nd or 3rd graders recognizing her, but school districts are generally opposed to this because older students are far more likely to recognize her.

Also, even if the kid doesn't recognize her, there is a chance that a kid really enjoys her visit, goes home, and puts her name into google to learn more about this nice lady who read to them.

I'm generally opposed to personal life stuff getting in the way of work-related activities, but in this case I can definitely see why it's a problem.

Sounds like you're just throwing her under the bus for some cred here. Shame on you.

Has she been convicted of a crime?

Is her history more or less ethical than the politicians on the Hill who kiss babies one day, sell munitions another, and give sweetheart deals to their friends and donors?

Witmaster
11-14-2011, 01:27 PM
Sounds like you're just throwing her under the bus for some cred here. Shame on you.

Has she been convicted of a crime?

Is her history more or less ethical than the politicians on the Hill who kiss babies one day, sell munitions another, and give sweetheart deals to their friends and donors?From an ethical stand point, no. Probably not. But Wei Wei makes a good point.

The kid is a lot less likely to go home and see sexually explicit photos and video in a google search of a politician... unless of course they google "Bill Clinton".

Novaheart
11-14-2011, 03:06 PM
The kid is a lot less likely to go home and see sexually explicit photos and video in a google search of a politician.......

Does it make a difference who the sexually explicit photos are of? Why is it worse for it to be this woman than some nameless woman in Los Angeles? If the kid has access to porn, he's probably already looked at lots of pictures of naked and/or busy naked people. Right?

So what is this really about?

CueSi
11-15-2011, 12:15 AM
Does it make a difference who the sexually explicit photos are of? Why is it worse for it to be this woman than some nameless woman in Los Angeles? If the kid has access to porn, he's probably already looked at lots of pictures of naked and/or busy naked people. Right?

So what is this really about?

Once a whore, always a whore. :p

~QC

Novaheart
11-15-2011, 12:58 AM
Once a whore, always a whore. :p

~QC

When I gave money to the poor, no one ever called me a philanthropist... but turn a trick or two and they call you a whore for the rest of your life.

Odysseus
11-15-2011, 01:56 PM
It's not so much a problem with 2nd or 3rd graders recognizing her, but school districts are generally opposed to this because older students are far more likely to recognize her.

Also, even if the kid doesn't recognize her, there is a chance that a kid really enjoys her visit, goes home, and puts her name into google to learn more about this nice lady who read to them.

I'm generally opposed to personal life stuff getting in the way of work-related activities, but in this case I can definitely see why it's a problem.
This is a rational, lucid and intelligent argument. Who are you and what did you do with the real Wei?


Is her history more or less ethical than the politicians on the Hill who kiss babies one day, sell munitions another, and give sweetheart deals to their friends and donors?
Politicians tend to screw all taxpayers, rather than a select few with the abs for porn. Otherwise, there's not a lot of difference, but that's not the point. You are comparaing apples to silicon-enhanced oranges. Wei actually raised a valid point (did I just type that?), that her personal life and career, which even you must admit is not appropriate as a discussion topic in a classroom, and all it takes is for one kid to ask what she does for a living for that it to become an issue.


When I gave money to the poor, no one ever called me a philanthropist... but turn a trick or two and they call you a whore for the rest of your life.
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