Teacher’s Provocative Outfits Start Internet Hurricane
An Atlanta teacher is schooling everyone on the fine art of dressing.
Fourth grade teacher’s aide Patrice Brown, who goes by Paris Monroe on Instagram, became the source of controversy last weekend after she posted a since-deleted photo of herself in an outfit some feel is inappropriate for an educator to wear.
Brown has posted plenty of pictures of herself on her Instagram page, which is set to private, and Twitter and she’s been taken to being called #teacherbae and the sexiest teacher alive.
T H R I V E pic.twitter.com/m6Eq7St6dX
— Paris Monroe (@triceyl__) September 11, 2016
The public school system in Atlanta chimed in on Brown’s wardrobe choice. “Atlanta Public Schools can confirm that Patrice Brown is a paraprofessional employed with the district,” it said. “She was given guidance regarding the APS Employee Dress Code, the use of social media, and Georgia Code of Ethics for educators, and she has been cooperative in addressing her presence on social media.”
Brown doesn’t see what all the hoopla is about. “I just wish they would respect me and focus on the positive and what truly matters—which is educating the children of the future generations and providing and caring for them,” she told Daily Dot.
She may be fighting a losing battle, though, because the internet has had a field day debating whether her outfits are wrong or not:
Y'all turned her into #teacherbae got her nationally trending & all she tryna do is teach kids as a passion smh now the spotlight on her
— #BEENOUTHERE (@DJOutHere) September 12, 2016
— bby tupac. (@FrankHoecean) September 12, 2016
Y'all focused on her body and not the TYPE of teacher she is? If she's a good teacher helping youth grow why y'all sweating her? #teacherbae
— Jay Warren βε (@jywrrn) September 12, 2016
#teacherbae grown men and women sexualizing and criticizing a fourth grade teacher because of her body type and choice of attire HOW OLD R U
— shae(lyn) (@ActuallyShae) September 12, 2016
— Leo Madara (@ItsLeoJ) September 12, 2016
black women w/ curvy bodies are immediately judged and sexualized for something they have no control over #teacherbae
— EMMA (@emmakretch) September 12, 2016
— OG Zack Morris (@EarlFresher) September 12, 2016
Yes I do believe Ms Patrice "Tricey" Brown's attire is too risqué for the classroom. They're are more stylist & appropriate ways to dress.
— ShannonGoodPress (@ShannonGoodpres) September 13, 2016
Patrice Brown better stop playing before one of those kids make her the next Mary Kay Letourneau lol
— A. Flynn (@ThatGuy_AFlyy) September 12, 2016
Moral of the story: no one is discrediting her, jus saying fine or not a bodycon is unprofessional attire for a teacher!
— (@drickaaaaaa) September 12, 2016