Friday, November 11, 2011

Parents upset over ex-porn star reading to schoolkids.

Seriously? This is an issue now? Sasha Grey, a former porn actress who has forsaken the porn industry in an attempt to become a mainstream actress, volunteered to read to schoolkids in Los Angeles as part of the Read Across America program.

One would not think that this would be a problem for anyone, yet several angry parents lodged complaints and the school in question even denied that she was there despite pictures to the contrary having already been released.

Now I'm not a pornography afficianado myself, and prior to finding this story I had no idea who Sasha Grey was. (This makes me wonder about the parents who complained. How exactly did they know who she was?) But I have to point out that she was there in that school to spend time building these kids up, and the parents who are now complaining apparently were not despite having had the same opportunity to volunteer that she accepted. In essence, they're mad because she was doing something to help their kids that they chose not to do.

And to Ms. Grey's credit, she's standing fast in the face of this criticism and refusing to quit volunteering. She's even gone so far as to issue a statement reaffirming her commitment to this program, and in my opinion, her past doesn't count against her as much as her intent to do right today counts for her. That being the case, I proclaim Sasha Grey to be a winner, and the parents who are complaining without volunteering to do what she's doing...well they're the opposite of winners, IMHO.

5 comments:

  1. She was also the winner of an AVN award in 2010 for best anal scene...

    While I have no problem with Ms. Grey's career choice, or the fact that she read a book to school aged kids, I think the real issue is "parental choice". Parents should be able to control who is around their children. The fact that the school tried to cover it up is more of a problem. That's also why you and I were introduced to this young lady!!!

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  2. I was reading this one too & a few other things to my mind:

    #1 - if you ever see any of her non-porn interviews, this is a very intelligent woman & as you said doing her part to help kids. And, I would rather a porn star read to mine than most of Congress these days...

    #2 - so, it's ok for a football coach to ignore & thereby condone a child rapist on his staff, and people will riot over him getting fired - but not ok for someone who has consenting adult sex to read Dr. Suess to some kids???

    Misplaced priorities...

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  3. hmmm... was it the moms or the dads complaining...?

    Dann in Ohio

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  4. Um... Much ado about nothing, and yeah, HOW did the parents know who she was???

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  5. Was she dressed properly and what did she read?

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