She shows a video from “the CNN link about the girl from Florida who went to school sans underwear, sat in the front row for her club group photograph and now appears to have pulled a Paris Hilton-Britney Spears-Lindsay Lohan shot for all eternity in the 2009 Sickles High School Yearbook …Mom now wants the school to quit handing out the yearbooks, confiscate the ones already passed out and reprint the entire book minus the offending photograph.”
This whole situation has me thinking of so many questions. These are questions that obviously have no answers but open a whole can of worms.
Yes, I feel terrible for this student but what was she thinking? And if you know you aren’t wearing underwear, shouldn’t you NOT sit in the front row? What responsibility does she have in this situation? Should she have to pay for the yearbooks to be reprinted? Do you remember those elementary school class pictures where you always had some boy with his fly unzipped? Maybe it was the classes I was in, but it seemed like we always had one in our picture.
Who is going to pay for the cost of the yearbooks to be reprinted? They could raise the price of the yearbooks (which is already ridiculously overpriced in my opinion) but is it fair to punish everyone for this girl’s indiscretions?
What if a girl showed too much cleavage? Who determines what is too much? What if a parent saw their daughter and felt the picture was offensive? Do they have a right to ask for the entire yearbook to be recalled and reprinted?
If the school doesn’t stop passing them out, is that considered pornography? Is it any worse than this sexting that everyone is talking about? Should photographers now have to ask for all people not wearing underwear to stand in the back row? Should there be an announcement now that for all photos, underwear must be worn? Would this be considered sexual harassment?
I don’t know what the solution is but I haven’t been able to think of any that would make this whole fiasco better. Will it eventually lead to the extinction of yearbooks? I’m not sure how the outcome to this will be totally successful. What do you think a viable solution would be for this situation?
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