Former porn star reads to first and third grade students

Sasha Grey celebrates Read Across America Day

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Former porn star Sasha Grey leaves the film industry and picks up a book

Jack Chavdarian, Staff Writer

Educators and porn aficionados, this ones for you:

 
Retired porn star Sasha Grey has caused a stir with her visit to Emerson Elementary School in Compton to read to first-and-third-graders, according to the Huffington Post.
 
“Spent the am with Read Across America Compton, reading to the sweetest 1st & 3rd grade students @ Emerson Elementary,” Grey tweeted on Nov. 2.
 
Grey’s visit to the school was part of Read Across America Day, which was created by the National Education Association to promote reading for children and young adults.
 
Apparently, a number of parents are upset that the ex-porn star visited their children’s classroom and read Dav Pilkey’s “Dog Breath” to them.
 
The school officials have responded by stating that Grey never visited the campus, and that this situation never happened.
 
Celebrity news site TMZ, however, has posted a photo of the former adult film star reading a book to a classroom full of students.
 
Someone’s fibbing!
 
Sasha Grey reads to schoolchildren
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Here’s my opinion:
 
So the girl put down a pair of genitals and picked up a book. Her clothes are on, her reading material is age appropriate, and I doubt any of the students even know who she is.
 
I just don’t see what the big deal is here. When I was being read to as a child, I wasn’t thinking of the reader, I was thinking of the story.
 
I don’t think the woman is stupid, though. I think she clearly did this, knowing the pictures would leak and word would get out.
 
Even so, is it such a bad thing that the 23-year-old used her celebrity status to promote reading in a day and age when reading isn’t the popular thing to do anymore?
 
Who knows, maybe because of this, someone watching one of her adult films will now read a book after the climax of the story line (pun intended).
 
I do think, however, that the parents should have been informed first, and maybe they should have had a hand in the decision-making process of who gets to read to their children.
 
On the other hand, I don’t think any harm was done, and some first and third grade students got to hear a good story.
 
Overall, it’s not a big deal, but an interesting situation and good read. So move on.