Teacher Sparks Controversy After Encouraging Students To Take Part in 'Disturbing' Photoshoot | 22 Words

Now, this doesn't exactly fall under the usual responsibilities of a teacher...

An English teacher has sparked a lot of controversy recently...

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And it's all because she decided to encourage her students to do something rather inappropriate.

Should teachers be allowed to involve their classroom in their own personal projects?

Well, read on to figure out for yourselves!

Now, a teacher holds a huge amount of responsibility.

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They are responsible for the education and livelihoods of their classroom which, ultimately, will help shape their kids into well-rounded adults.

The majority of children look up to their teachers...

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And they see them as a solid influence in their young lives.

So if a teacher is seen doing anything...

Their classroom will more than likely mimic whatever it is they're doing.

Because at the end of the day...

They're role models!

But sadly, some teachers have been known to abuse their positions of being a role model...

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And this brings us back to today's controversial story.

Zalina Gedugova was an English teacher in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk...

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But her career went down the drain after she used her students for her own personal gain.

Even though Ms. Gedugova spent her days teaching English to her students...

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She moonlighted as a "strip-plastic" dance instructor who would host erotic dance classes with the aim of "increasing women's fitness."

She would teach and promote her fitness classes in her spare time...

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But one day, she got the idea of involving some of her female students in her promotional videos.

Yep, you heard that correctly...

Several of her young female students were featured in a promotional video for her erotic dance classes, which included them wearing leather jackets and opaque tights.

Even though the girls involved in the shoot had permission from their parents...

Many others felt it was totally weird and inappropriate for Ms. Gedugova to have exploited the young girls in this way.

Her critics said the photographs, one of which was captioned "sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll", made the schoolgirls look like prostitutes...

And they didn't hold back from there.

It made people feel very uneasy...

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And many felt that Ms. Gedugova was taking advantage of the young girls for her own personal gain.

However...

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Some felt that because the girls had their parent's permission to take part in the provocative photoshoot, there wasn't a problem.

Nevertheless, Ms. Gedugova's colleagues were sickened by what she did...

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And even though the erotic instructor insisted the photoshoot was simply done to promote sport and fitness, she was strongly advised to step down from her position as an English teacher.

Although she was not sacked as her colleagues demanded...

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She was quick to resign from her position following the anger, according to the Daily Mail.

Ms. Gedugova said she was worried about damaging the school's reputation...

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And it seems that she was oblivious to how inappropriate it was to involve her students in her out-of-classroom projects.

Education officials are now investigating...

But no parents stepped forward to make any official complaints.

Do you think it was totally inappropriate for Ms. Gedugova to photograph her students in this manner?

Or do you feel that, because the girls got permission from their parents, it isn't as bad as her colleagues are making out? For more on the subject, keep on reading to learn about the teacher who was fired after she posted a "hot" selfie online...