What the heck is going on in Connecticut? It was bad enough when teacher Nate Fisher was fired over a mistake that should have drawn merely a suspension. Now a New Haven teacher has been fired for showing THE SIMPSONS MOVIE to some children:
New Haven school officials have fired a substitute teacher for showing an alleged bootleg copy of “The Simpsons Movie” to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders.
School officials said they had warned 30-year-old Aquil Abdul-Salaam that the PG-13 rated film isn’t appropriate for children.
According to the story, inappropriate elements in the film are that “two male police officers share a kiss and the Bart character skateboards naked.”
It’s about time this kind of thing was stopped! When The Beat was a third-grader she was left alone to watched — UNSUPERVISED! — various Looney Tunes in which a male cartoon rabbit repeatedly kissed a human male on the LIPS, sometimes while dressed as a human woman. This filth aired during afterschool hours. If you can believe it.
Seriously now, we can see giving the guy a rap for showing an ILLEGAL BOOTLEG of a film. That sort of pirate shit is bad for America. But the Simpsons? The rule should be, if the kid is big enough to wear pajamas with the character on it, they are old enough to view the character.
[Thanks to E Fitz Smith for the link.]