Emerson Elementary School in Compton, California had invited actress & former porn star, Sasha Grey to read to the children at their school. When they did so, they did not know her resume was quite as “adult” as it actually is.
The ‘Entourage’ actress defended herself saying, “ I believe education is a universal right. I committed to this program with the understanding that people would have their own opinions about what I have done, who I am and what I represent, “ also, “I am an actor. I am an artist. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a partner. I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am. I will not live in fear of it.”
Parent Dudley Wheaton had told the L.A. Times, “They could not find a fireman or a police officer? They had to get a porn star?”
Wheaton was just one of many parents clearly upset about Grey’s visit to the school. Apparently the visit was arranged by an outside talent coordinator and we do not think the school will be involving themselves with that coordinator any time soon.
Can’t help but feel sorry for Sasha who is undoubtedly trying to change the image people have of her. Maybe her first move shouldn’t be with children though. Possibly colleges would be a better start, not elementary schools.