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Porn Star Reads to 1st Graders In California, Sasha Grey tweets about it

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Parents are upset and concerned after they learned their 1st grade children were read a book by a former porn star, Sasha Grey. Sasha Grey was volunteering for the Read Across America program at Compton, California Elementary School. The event happened on November 2nd, 2011 and has become a talking point for parents on the web and on Twitter.

A spokesman from Compton, California School District told TMZ, “We have serveral celebrities who read to our students each year. The actress you have indicated was not present.” In the past, before social media and Twitter the school district might have got away with denying such a situation. It was Sasha Grey herself who confirmed that she was at the Compton Elementary school reading to the First Grade kids.

Sasha Tweeted on her Twitter account at @SashaGrey on November 2nd via a Facebook app, “Spent the am with Read Across America Compton, reading to the the sweetest 1st & 3rd grade students @ Emerson Elementary!”

On November 11th, 2011 Sasha Grey attempts to give a full explanation of the Read Across America problem that has got parents angry and complaining. On Twitter a link to an application called TwitLonger Beta provides the full message of Sasha’s Tweet which is:

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“I am proud to have participated in the “Read Across America” program at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA. I read “Dog Breath” by Dav Pilkey to the sweetest 1st and 3rd grade children. “Read Across America” is a program that was designed to promote literacy and instill a lifelong love of reading in elementary school students. Promoting education is an effort that is close to my heart. Illiteracy contributes to poverty; encouraging children to pick up a book is fundamental. I believe education is a universal right. 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. 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. To challenge non-profit education programs is an exercise in futility, counter-productive and anti-educational. I cannot thank my fans and “Read Across America” enough for supporting my decision. Your support and kind words continue to inspire me. I believe in the future of our children, and I will remain an active supporter and participant in education-focused initiatives.”

Sasha Grey has publicly said she is done participating in the porn industry and has decided to become an actress in other roles. According to TMZ Ms. Grey was teh 2010 AVN award winner for best anal sex scene after starring in many different roles. TMZ has now obtained 11 photos of Sasha Grey reading at Compton Elementary school to the 1st and 3rd grade students. You may have seen Ms. Grey star in roles that are more mainstream like HBO’s “Entourage” and a film called “The Girlfriend Experience” where she starred as a hooker.

What do you think? Should parents be angry that their students were read books by a former porn star or should they be more accepting that people can change and move on from their past?

 

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15 Responses

  1. Becky says:

    What you people seem to be forgetting is that these kids are going to grow up one day and say, “hey, remember that lady who read to us in 1st (or 3rd) grade? I just stumbled across her page. Turns out we were being read to by a porn star. There must be nothing wrong with being a porn star…she read to children didn’t she?” Well whoop dee doo!! Give her a gold star! All this does is let kids know that it’s perfectly ok to disrespect your body and not act like you have an ounce a dignity. Not only that but it’ll make them think it’s OK to sleep around and still be “a good person” cause you can always pick up a book and read to a child. Read between the lines here people. It’s only a way to make herself feel better about her past by associating with the most innocent, extremely young children. Kids are NOT stupid. They can tell by ones actions, how they talk and hold themselves if there’s something not right with them. What she should do is confess and become an advocate AGAINST pornography and the disgracefulness of it. It tears families down. ALong with anal sex. Why would you go in the exit when you can use the entrance. That thing is for pooping and pooping only. The anus is filled with bacteria. That cause disease and suffering. Anytime a major empire in history fell to the ground for good was when it submitted to sexual immorality. If she wants to be good for kids and really educate them about life and making wise choices, which ones like these DO lead to domestic violence by the way, she can make an even BIGGER impact on society by testifying against using your body in a disrespectful way and disrespect in marriages/relationships. A lot of girls like this DON’T actually find people who care about them but find instead people who act like they do and just want to use them for their money…their business! or just to have sex with. Those people don’t see you as a person, just an object to make a living off of, even if the person is giving them the ok to be filmed. If you have a dirty past, which all of us do to some degree, admit it, apologize for the people you hurt even if it was unintentionally, and receive forgiveness from those who are willing to forgive. For those who choose to be unforgiving, then that’s no longer on you. But for her to just go along like nothing what was wrong with what she’s done in the past IS wrong. Why else would she be choosing to drop acting in porn? Kids WILL look at porn and they WILL find out by word of mouth whether they heard about it now or later. The important thing is that she fesses up that it was wrong and rid as many sites or videos off the market as she can to prevent further harm. Kids DO NOT need someone like her as a role model the way she is now (not apologizing and testifying against it). They need someone like her who IS a postitive role model who can help prevent this downfall from others and not just brush it off like nothing. The children WILL know sooner or later. And then what? Will they say it’s ok to be a porn star and intellectual or will they have someone to remember who WAS a good role model and TRUELY cared about the children’s future by reading to them AND showing them what she learned the hard way in life and help guide them through the very demoralizing mistakes she made. She’s only done half the job and she knows it, or else she wouldn’t have switched from pornography to regular acting.

  2. idgara says:

    she’s a slut.she should read to same peeps.

  3. johnny says:

    i dont think its a problem she reading to kids its not like they know what she’s doing and she hasn’t done porn in over 2 years get over it. It would be a problem if the kids knew who she was but i’m sure they don’t so she reading to kids helping them learn more she was dressed respectfully in front of the kids

  4. stacy says:

    I think it’s great to have people helping kids and getting them interested in reading. I really don’t think she can really be a threat to anyone reading to kids. She isn’t in child porn.
    Plus if she was teaching me to read well I bet I would pay attention and learn to spell.

  5. steven says:

    I think the real issue is: was her reading good or bad for the kids. This is a hard question. If she made a big fuss explaining to the first grades what she was doing in the movies she made, then that would be needlessly confusing and bewildering and in that sense, clearly harmful.

    On the other hand, if she simply explained that she is an actress without going into further detail, and then did a good job reading to the kids, then it is clearly not harmful. Any feelings we may have about Sasha Grey as a person are then irrelevant.

    I suspect that Sasha, being a clever girl, did the second. This allows her to provoke the hell out of people like merle above, who thereby contribute to her continued infamy and professional success.

  6. Ralph says:

    The fun part here is that those parents apparently all follow Sasha Grey on Twitter.

  7. ABC says:

    Who really cares? Lol.

    Merle, nice troll (unless you are a religious fundie in which case shame on me), 8/10.

  8. mryouknowwho says:

    So if she was reading to her own child, would that be so terrible? What’s the difference?

  9. Gabby Newton says:

    well done Sasha, breaking from the stereotyped mould and doing something that is helping others.
    i dont think anyone should care about someones past
    its the future that is important and people who denigrate other people who havent ever hurt anyone else i find are usually the ones doing it to take away the focus on their own indescretions!!!
    yay for sacha grey xx

  10. John Baker says:

    Seems sorta funny how many people are griping bout Sasha Grey reading to the kids, bet the same parents that are griping are the ones renting her videos after the 1st graders go to bed. Says something that is not pretty about the attitude in America?

  11. merle says:

    The problem here is that porn is not illegal, and she probably has no shame about her past. She did not serve a jail sentence, or make an honest and open effort to denounce her former actions. She rides on her fame, not her conscience, pun intended. Exposing her for what she is by speaking out against women like her is the right thing to do. That is like saying it is ok to break up familes with your smut, for which you have no regret or even a conscience, then invite her to educate the most vulnerable in our society…children. And if people that these little ones dont have any idea about who she is, then they ought to think again. Children are not stupid, and even at the tender age of five, they are innocently exploring their sexuality. Porn is demoralizing, and woman who fuel this industry and make a packet for it, are out of bounds with sacred sanctity of the sexual act, just as are those who watch it. Domestic violence is closely linked to pornography, so not only did she make a packet with her sly and evil participation in this, she has contributed to the cycle of violence against women in our society, for which she has brazen disregard. She does not belong in a elementary school environment, she belongs in jail- or hell, if society continues to refuse to make willful particiaption in pornography illegal, just as prostitution is illegal. WAKE UP PEOPLE! MEN WHO ARE ADDICTED TO PORN ARE DEPENDENT ON EVIL WOMEN SUCH AS THIS LITTLE HUSSY! Sex is the one constant contributor to the demise of society, be it affairs, pornography, pedophiles, rape and child sex trade. I have not seen an article or public statement from her denouncing pronography or an acknowledgement of how evil it is. So to all the parents who object, make it your mission to see she is hounded at every school she attempts to read to children. She should be going to high schools instead and speak out against the perils of pornography. Until she makes some very open statements about this, I have ZERO respect for her or any other porn “star”. That we put someone like her on a pedestal is a reflection of how sick our society really is. Shame on the school board for allowing this..it seems they were just as smitten as her addicts her watch her!

    • Alvin says:

      Just like the article stated, people can change for the better. I wont deny that porn is bad for people. She just made a mistake and joined the adult industry. Go read up on people’s background before judging them. Her parents divorced when she was just 5 years old. In high school she was unhappy. In the adult industry, there are people who she feels are there for her. More so than anyone else. Its people like you who just can’t see that people can change. If she wants to do something beneficial for the public then let her. Just because people make a mistake doesn’t mean you should shove them away from society. I’m pretty sure all of us have made mistakes, just that some are worse than others. If you feel that way then why don’t you go shove yourself into prison? Or hell for that matter. =)

    • Jack says:

      Your comment could only make sense if Sasha Grey were teaching children how to make anal sex less painful or how to blow a guy properly. She was reading to children. It may have escaped your attention, but it’s a good bet that none of the kids saw her movies and know what she did, so get off your soapbox and open your eyes. It has nothing to do with Sasha Grey’s past. It’s a story of a woman reading to children. Period.

    • Squanto says:

      I think you should ask your doctor about upping your doseage.

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