An anonymous gay high school teacher sent an open letter out to several porn companies and gay site Queerty chastising everyone for not putting more blame on Sean Cody in the wake of that 18-year-old model Noel getting suspended and then un-suspended from high school for doing porn.
His argument, which echoes what some Sword commenters said, was that 18 still sounds kind of young when it comes to consent to do porn, and any ramifications that come of Noel’s choice to have sex on camera may not sink in for years.
“You may see ‘Noel’ as an adult,” he writes, “but those of us in the education community and most parents see all students in high school as kids until they graduate, regardless if they are 18 or not.”
Also, he adds, employing “kids” as he sees them is only adding fuel to the conservatives’ fire about gays recruiting their kids.
Sean Cody sent a terse response, saying they “hire only consenting (18+ age) adults” and “Seancody.com is a public website and every model is aware of that.”
Yeah! And the
kid adult man was just trying to put some food on the table for his mom and him! They live in Florida! And things are hard!