I am in no way trying to take anything away from Cristy Nicole Deweese, who I am sure was a very good Spanish teacher, right up until last Thursday, when the Dallas school district fired her for appearing four years ago in a Playboy pictorial. Oh, come on, Dallas School District! What’s the matter? She was young; she was only 18! She didn’t know any better! (Wait? She was posing for Playboy when she was barely 18? Double wait? She’s teaching high-school Spanish and she’s only 21? What is she? Hot Doogie Howser?)
Her students, however, are rallying support for her, and by students, I guess I mean these mostly high-school boys who tweeted this picture of themselves with sad faces:
If I were a 15 year old boy, and my Spanish teacher had been fired for appearing in Playboy, I’d be said, too. Granted, they’ve also circulated a petition with over 300 signatures asking for the school district to reinstate Deweese, and they’ve even created a Facebook page designed to get her old job back. And really, when a school administration is making big job decisions, Facebook pages should definitely be taken into account.
Meanwhile, Deweese is not too broken up about it. She misses her kids, but hey! It’s also an opportunity for her, as she is looking to restart her modeling career. Based on this video, her modeling career will do just fine, particularly if she’s interested in promoting “hot and moist” beef jerky.
It’s the high school students I’m worried about, who are probably going to have to go back looking at a guy like this everyday.