Sasha Grey, the famous pornstar, participated in the “Read Across America” program at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA last week. The event became controversial as the school received tons of complaints from angry parents. 

Check out Sasha Grey’s response –

“I am proud to have participated in the “Read Across America” program at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA. I read “Dog Breath” by Dav Pilkey to the sweetest 1st and 3rd grade children.

 “Read Across America” is a program that was designed to promote literacy and instill a lifelong love of reading in elementary school students. Promoting education is an effort that is close to my heart. Illiteracy contributes to poverty; encouraging children to pick up a book is fundamental.

 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.

 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. To challenge non-profit education programs is an exercise in futility, counter-productive and anti-educational.

I cannot thank my fans and ‘Read Across America’ enough for supporting my decision. Your support and kind words continue to inspire me. I believe in the future of our children, and I will remain an active supporter and participant in education-focused initiatives.”

Makes you wonder, what is the big deal?

Sasha Grey (born Marina Ann Hantzis on March 14, 1988) is an American former pornographic actress, who has since turned to mainstream acting, modeling and music.

Less than a year after entering the industry, in January 2007, Grey was the recipient of awards for “Best Three Way Sex Scene” and “Best Group Scene” at the AVN Adult Movie Awards. She was also nominated as “Best New Starlet”, but lost to Naomi. Grey was named Pet of The Month for July 2007 and was photographed by fashion photographer Terry Richardson. In 2008, she became the youngest person to win the AVN “Female Performer of the Year” award as well as “Best Oral Sex Scene” for a scene.



Personally, I think it was a bad choice for the following reasons –

  • She doesn’t fit as a model citizen of society. What will you tell your kid about her profession? One google search of her name can reveal a world of porn to an 1-year old.
  • She seems to be cleaning up her image for a mainstream career, but using kids for it (similar to what a lot of politicians do), is not right.

What do you guys think? Would you like your children to be read by a pornstar?