An assistant principal at the Southampton High School, Esther Adler-O’Keefe, is under fire after appearing in a rap video that featured sex, drugs, alcohol, and profane language. Parents are now demanding that disciplinary action be taken against the assistant principal for her indiscretion.
The Daily Mail reports that assistant principal Esther Adler-O’Keefe at Southampton High School outside of New York City is being criticized for her role in a music video “Best Friends.” The video was shot for rapper J.R. and musical artist Trey Songz. The video content has stirred controversy in the community, as it features scantily clad women, alcohol, sexual scenes, and drugs. To top it off, parents say the video also used copious amounts of profane language. Now, parents are demanding disciplinary action be taken against the principal for her poor judgement.
In the video itself, Adler-O’Keefe does not participate in the party portion of the scene. Instead, she plays a woman who goes away for the night and allows J.R. to house sit. Her only line in the video is, “Enjoy yourself. Just remember, security’s here.” Despite her warning, mayhem ensues after she leaves and the house turns into a drug and alcohol fueled party. The principal is only in the video at the beginning and end, but parents feel she should not have allowed her face to be associated with such a vulgar video.
According to 27east, the principal claims she had no idea that the content of the video would be so vulgar or sexual in nature. She says she was only aware of her portion of the video when she agreed to the cameo. She went on to say that she didn’t hear the lyrics to the song before participating and agrees with the parents’ assessment that the video was “vulgar, offensive, and demeaning.”
It is currently unknown if the principal will face any sort of disciplinary action for her part in the vulgar rap video. However, Superintendent Dr Scott Farina said that the behaviors depicted in the video are “not promoted” at Southampton High School.
“The video in question showcases behaviors and language use that is not promoted by the Southampton School District. In fact, we actively teach our students the importance of good character and making smart choices. Additionally, this is not representative of who we are as a district, nor of our students and staff.”
Do you think the assistant principal should face disciplinary action for a lack of good judgement by participating in the rap video?
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