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.
Why is this controversial? My dog and cats are spayed and neutered, as appropriate.
While it is questionable on the part of the program administratrs and the school system, how many 1st and 3rd graders are going to have viewed her films or understand the genre?
While I haven't looked at her oeuvre, I have heard that she did the nastiest stuff; e.g., atm (one can figure out what that means); etc.
She has also taken on a variety of leftwing causes, even annoying Howard Stern: HERE
Too hot / too cold / just right.
Too large / too small / just right.
Too hard / too soft / just right.
Yep, sounds like her speed.
Yeah, Barack Obaama said that ATMs were responsible for *many* job losses.
You are correct; however, I don't think that those ATMS cause shigellosis, and the ATMS the the Messiah rails against have not caused job loss for the banks. It appears that there have been even more jobs since those type ATMS have been put into the banks.
I didn’t know she retired. Just damn!
All Marxists lie!
I've been hammered for using the word “all” in the past but if anyone can provide an exception to the statement above, please provide a link.
She will be introduced as someone famous I presume and if they like her they might do some research on their own. What she says and does in the class may not be the end of the kid's interest in her. (or anyone else the school introduces them to)
I suppose that potential is minimal considering how little emphasis there is in public schools on teaching research skills or independent thinking though.
What if they really like her and decide to find out more about her?
Groom those babies for the perverts!
Sexual grooming of children = comprehensive sex education and it’s surveys:
The official definition is “sexual abuse involves forcing or enticing a child or young person to take part in sexual activities including prostitution, whether or not the child is aware of what is happening. The activities may involve physical contact, including penetrative (e.g. rape, buggery or oral sex) or non-penetrative acts. They may include non-contact activities, such as involving children in looking at, or in the production of, pornographic material or watching sexual activities, or encouraging children to behave in sexually inappropriate ways” (DfES, 2006)
Her mouth looks too small in these photos
What would the reaction be if Sarah Palin read to a group of school kids?
Note: I'm in no way comparing Mrs. Palin to this bimbo. Just the fact the liberals get their knickers is a wade over her.
Could it be you are accustomed to seeing a certain stiff elongated object in her mouth? lol
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