There's something about teachers being hot that's just too much for some parents to handle. Currently in the hot seat, so to speak, is Michela Roth, 39, who has outraged parents for posing for sexy pictures in a Harley Davidson calendar.
There's no nudity; she's fully clothed in lingerie. You would think, however, that she was rolling around naked on the playground as parents at the Italian preschool where she teaches are pulling their children out in droves. As the Daily Mail points out, mothers are much more upset about this than the fathers. Ha.
Still it's outrageous to think that parents would pull their children out of class with an otherwise reportedly great teacher, just because the teacher looks nice in a negligee. Are people really that uptight?
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I do think a teacher's life outside of the classroom can be cause for concern in some cases, but posing for some sexy pictures isn't one of them. I mean if there were animals involved or it was something really hard core, then we could talk, but lingerie hardly makes one a harlot. Modeling is Roth's second job, and she says she primarily does it on holidays and when she's back in the United States, where's she's from originally. It's not like she's posing in the classroom.
I think she is right in her assessment of the situation -- that jealousy and insecurity has a lot to do with parent's outrage. She told the paper.
Maybe I could have been a model but I just love being a teacher. I think there is a little bit of envy going on here and it has gone over the top -- there are also mums who tell me that their children can't wait to see me in the morning.
One mother even admitted: "She is too attractive and I don't want her teaching my son." Sounds like a lady with some major issues.
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I know some people won't hire attractive nannies or don't want other beautiful women around their husband, which is their prerogative however ludicrous. If you can't trust your spouse, or have some big chip on your shoulder about people who are more attractive than you, then that's one problem. Placing that above your child's stability and well-being, however, is just wrong.
Would you have a problem if you learned your child's teacher posed for a sexy calendar?
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