A primary school teacher has lost her job after a video of her twerking in a bikini while on holiday in Mexico went viral.
Outraged parents complained after they saw the footage of the 24-year-old grinding on top of a judge during a beach dance competition, reports the Daily Mail.
The raunchy dance took place while the teacher was on Easter break in Cabo San Lucas, a popular holiday spot in Baja California, 400 miles away from the school in Ciudad Obregon where she’d taught for three years.
Apparently, she ended up winning the dance contest and claiming the top prize of £185 ($260), but when the mobile phone footage went viral and parents of students at the school found out, shit hit the fan and an official complaint was lodged.
Following the complaints from outraged parents, the teacher said she was forced into quitting her job.
The whole thing seems pretty ridiculous given that she was on holiday and this doesn’t affect her ability to teach in any way, and the teacher herself, named only as Miss Clarissa in local reports, has blasted her former employers at the Cumbre del Noroeste Institute and said they should ‘get with the 21st century.’
She told Mexican newspaper Reforma:
I knew there were mobile phones but I never imagined this would go viral and anyway, I’m not doing anything bad. 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.
Someone identified me a teacher as the video reached more and more people and immediately related it to my work and published photos of me with my pupils. They didn’t give me any other option at my school than to resign. I felt I was being attacked and put under pressure. I didn’t know what else to do apart from leave as quickly as I could.
I’m a human being like everyone else and at times people believe your profession defines you and you don’t have a life outside of your job, that you don’t have friends or family or free time. We’re not all saints and you can’t judge a person and question their reputation and their job over something like this.
There’s already a change.org petition for Miss Clarissa to get her job back and we wonder if there’ll be more fallout from this one and the school could end up getting taken to court soon.