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Porn Star Asks: 'Am I Fit to Be Around School Children?'

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Sasha Grey has always pushed the boundaries in her career, but she probably never anticipated that of all the things that she had done in her career reading to first-graders at a school in Compton would turn out to cause such a stir. A similar scandal erupted in Boston last month, when Fox reported that a local English teacher had a past as a gay porn star. The teacher denied it initially but he was later put on administrative leave.When Grey got asked onto the View to discuss her reading-to-first-graders scandal, we asked what we all were so afraid of. In the same vein, adult actress Aurora Snow penned a piece for The Daily Beast, asking whether her work in porn should completely disqualify her from ever working with young school children:

Am I fit to be around school children? I have no criminal record, am currently enrolled in college, and I take care of my quadriplegic brother and three school-age nephews. I also happen to be an adult actress, a “pornstar,” and after 10 years of performing, yes, I have earned that title. But being an adult actress would not make me unfit to be a mother when the time comes, nor am I now unfit to take my nephews to their school basketball games.

Snow says that she entered the work of adult entertainment, fully understanding that it would close other avenues to her such as working with children. But she asks why it is the case that the public seems to consider her work having consensual sex gets put in the same category as child molestation. She believes that the answer to the question "Am I fit to be around school children?" should be answered with a resounding yes.