Skip to comments.Porn icon Sasha Grey reads to first-graders at NEA-sponsored event
Posted on 11/12/2011 2:49:57 PM PST by markomalley
Parents of Emerson Elementary in Compton, California, are up in arms over the schools decision to invite former porn star Sasha Grey to read to a group of first and third-grade students, at an National Education Association-sponsored event called Read Across America.
TMZ obtained photos of the event, but when they contacted school administrators, they were less than forthcoming about the decision to invite the winner of the 2010 AVN award for best anal sex scene. The award is sponsored and presented by the adult video industry trade magazine Adult Video News.
The school district flatly denied inviting the former porn star, telling TMZ, we have several celebrities who read to our students each year. The actress you have indicated [Sasha] was not present.
But Grey herself tweeted about the experience.
Spent the am with Read Across America Compton, reading to the sweetest 1st & 3rd grade students @ Emerson Elementary, read a November 2nd post.
Grey is an author herself, having published Neu Sex, a collection of artistic photos and essays, back in March.
After the photos were released, she defended her decision to participate in a statement, saying 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. To challenge non-profit education programs is an exercise in futility, counter-productive and anti-educational.
Perhaps the administrators initially thought that Greys recent career change toward more mainstream roles made her a more appropriate elementary school guest. The actress, who once won a Best Oral Sex award for her film Throat: A Cautionary Tale, has since acted in a film directed by Steven Soderbergh and appeared regularly in HBOs Entourage.
From now on I will not be playing roles where I play a version of myself, or a hooker, for a very long time, she told Fox News. I think The Girlfriend Experience and Entourage were the best places to play those two roles and it cant get any better. I dont want to repeat myself, and I think if I continue to take those types of roles I will only be given those roles.
The National Education Association and their local partners should take steps to insure that the Read Across America program does not introduce children to notorious performers of pornography, Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council told The Daily Caller. Parents have every right to be outraged about her appearance.
But Frederick Hess, and education policy expert at the American Enterprise Institute doesnt see what the big deal is.
If she was talking about adult films or other inappropriate subjects, thats obviously another question. But only problem I have with this is the districts lack of candor, he told TheDC.
Emerson Elementary School principal Sydney Ritchey-Burnett and the NEA did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
According to the NEAs website, Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved childrens author Dr. Seuss.
She read Dog Breath, by Dave Pilkey.
Best Anal Sex Scene?
Sometimes I think I have landed on Mars.
You might want to look up the ‘types’ of porn she did first.
Even Laz might think twice.
I don’t see what the big issue is. She’s not discussing what she did with the kids or being inappropriate around the kids so I don’t see the problem. Also if I were the father of one of the kids, I’d probably go to these events more often.
Uh dude, she may be sluttly lookin’ and all, but she knows what her own ass tastes like...and that ain’t right.
No reason on this earth she should be anywhere near kids of any age.
She read Dog Breath, by Dave Pilkey.
I don’t know guy, porn stars are not something one would want to get up close and person. They do all sorts of things with a wide variety of people for monies. They are disease pits.
Porn stars are for guys who are friendly with themselves in front of a screen, not for actually touching.
snow white and the seven giants
Publik skoolz are no place for kids these days
“2010 AVN award for best anal sex scene”
Sorry, but after the 2008 election, I feel the American public has deserved that award the last three years running!!
Much ado about nothing. If there's any concern to be worried about it's how many of the kids know who she is and what she does...........chances are, none.
I googled her and looked at some pics, Not Guilty. That said hang Sydney Ritchey-Burnett on the nearest tree.
Mars ... or the planet between Saturn and Neptune. ;-P
People may joke about stuff like this, but the democrat traitors are shoving this anti-children crap down parents’ throats to determine how fast and how much commie crap they can push down our throats.
A thousand parents need to be at the next school board meeting with guns and ropes, telling these rat pigs that they’re finished in their community and to get out NOW!
People must know that leftists understand only three things: threats of violence, violence and death. You can’t reason with a monster.
Reagan understood that, and it’s how he defeated the USSR. The same must be done here in America, community by community, before we’re overwhelmed.
It appears porn actresses and lib teachers have much in common. Ideal candidate to read to a classroom full of young children!
BTW, she read to them a book about a dog with bad breath...perfect.
“The next book that I will read to you, children, is Rin-Tin-Tin Gets In!”
weren't they actually demonstrating techniques to college students a few years back?