Family First welcomes porn model’s deregisteration

NBR 3 May 2011

Family First says a combined role of porn star and primary school teacher doesn’t fit for most families and welcomes the deregisteration of a former Auckland teacher who posed nude in a men’s magazine. Rachel Whitwell was investigated by the New Zealand Teachers Council (NZTC) after a member of the public complained her actions brought the profession into disrepute. Ms Whitwell was featured in New Zealand and Australian editions of Penthouse in “various states of undress, including totally naked”. One picture showed her draped over an old fashioned school desk. ..Family First New Zealand national director Bob McCoskrie said teachers had a special status as leaders and should be respected. “Modelling and selling naked photos to a pornographic magazine doesn’t meet that standard. Associating the photos with her profession of teaching children is also unacceptable.” “The combined role of porn star and primary school teacher simply doesn’t fit for many families. Parents would be just as concerned if a teacher was coming to school topless or teaching that pornographic magazines are harmless.”
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