Schools have gotten really uptight with their teachers lately. The latest to fall victim to their restrictions is Miss Clarissa, a primary school teacher from Mexico who just wanted to win a twerking contest while on spring break. The good news is she did, and the $260 that came along with the prestigious title. The bad news is she lost her teaching job over it.
The woman — who is formally known as Miss Clarissa by people of the Internet — was staying at a popular resort in Cabo San Lucas 400 miles away from her school in Ciudad Obregon when she entered a twerking contest. Sadly not even being that far away could stop angry parents from getting their hands on the “salacious” video.
“I knew there were mobile phones, but I never imagined this would go viral and anyway — I’m not doing anything bad,” Miss Clarissa told Mexican newspaper Reforma. “It was a dance competition, something like this doesn’t define me as a person. It was my free time, and we’re in the 21st century. It’s not something to be afraid of, I’m not naked, I’m not having sex or taking drugs or disrespecting anyone.”
It’s true, she was doing none of those things.
That’s it? That’s the offensive video? She was just having a good time! Trying to make some extra pocket money since that damn school doesn’t pay her enough! What’s the issue here?!
Apparently to parents, there was a big one.
“Parents of children at Cumbres Institute deny demanding her resignation. We are angry at the way she was sacked, using a sexist pretext when she was doing what everyone does on holiday which is dance in a bikini,” read the petition. “The children she taught adored Miss Clarissa and were very sad when they found out she wouldn’t be taking class anymore.”
Wow, ok. If she was twerking in front of her students, then I could see reason to be up in arms. But are you really going to punish a woman for dancing on her spare time?! The world is a cruel, cruel place.