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.
I will be pinging tomorrow and this will be one of them. Metmom, have you seen this????
Actually it was the moms. The dads reluctantly agreed, all the time pretending hard at not knowing who Sasha Grey is.
Your comment is a perfect example of why our country is going to hell.
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Interesting discussion. More than a few freepers are totally fine with a (former but not ashamed) porn star reading stories to little children in a public school. Heading into the abyss, warp speed.
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I didn't see it but nothing shocks me any more.
I would have complained, but then again I’ve always been a breast man.
I give her credit for the courage to go into that neighborhood. What Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre weren’t available.
I missed the awards show again, like I missed the CMA Awards show last week. When was it on? No doubt it was more interesting and entertaining than the Oscars or the never ending GOP debates (YAWN!)
- "the winner of the 2010 AVN award for best anal sex scene"
Because we don’t burn whores and fallen women at the stake any more? Regardless of her past, she is an attractive woman and I make no apologies for noticing that.
A blow for justice.
You see only two alternatives, burning fallen women, or idolizing them/acting as though they are respectable.
The attitude you exhibit is evidence of why our country is in a nosedive into the abyss.
A population with no respect for morality soon devolves into chaos, which ushers in jack booted thug type dictatorship. Or fractures it into localized robber baron fiefdoms.
“Because we dont burn whores and fallen women at the stake any more?”>>
Who wants to burn anyone at the stake? You make the same old tired well worn talking point as do all libtards. We don’t want to stone anyone or burn anyone at the stake. We just don’t want disease ridden morraly insane sodomites and porn sluts anywhere around our schools/youth groups/children. Is that so unreasonable?
Yes, because it has no basis in any sort of reason other than personal animus against certain people for their career choices. It'd be one thing if she were discussing her past but she's just reading a book.
Again, why should I see her as unworthy of any sort of respect? Reading to kids isn’t exactly idolization, it’s just one person’s volunteer work.
People such as yourself on this thread are idolizing her. And trotting her out in front of children is tantamount to telling them that she is a good role model.
If you don’t disresepct a filthy whore who is not the least sorry for her supposedly former life, there is nothing else that needs to be said. You reveal yourself for what you are.
“Yes, because it has no basis in any sort of reason other than personal animus against certain people for their career choices” >>>
Career choice? How pathetic.. Got any daughters? Sisters? Nieces? I bet you’d approve if they made the same “career choice”?