Catholic School Principal Apologizes For Using Lesbian Ellen DeGeneres On School Dance Invite
A Catholic elementary school teacher is apologizing for using a photo of openly gay Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres on the invitation for a red carpet themed "Hollywood Nights" eighth grade graduation dance.
Because, you know, Ellen's gay and therefore awful.
According to Philly.com, Principal Nancy Matteo explains to parents:
It was "completely wrong" to use DeGeneres' picture because the lesbian celebrity "lives her life outside the teachings of the Catholic Church," St. Andrew Elementary School principal Nancy Matteo wrote in an email to parents on Tuesday. The text of the message was provided to Philly.com.
In the email, Matteo says she was "obviously NOT thinking" when she let the invitation to the June 8 dance be distributed with DeGeneres’ photo.
"Perhaps I was distracted by the Oscar," she wrote, calling the entertainer a "poor role model."
"A role model, as defined by Webster's Dictionary, is a person who is unusually effective or inspiring in some social role, job, position, etc.," the email says. "This does not describe her at all. We work so hard to be good role models and then I go and do something stupid!"
"I need every single invitation returned and I will personally destroy them," wrote Matteo.
Yes, because Ellen DeGeneres is the first person we think of when we think of a "poor role model."
And does Matteo really need all those invitations to be returned? We think she may have a crush. Those invitations will come in really handy for the Ellen shrine in her boudoir. It's okay, Nancy--we get it, Ellen's a catch.