Following her decision to include some of her underage students in a photoshoot, this woman has been receiving quite a bit of heat from both concerned parents and people online.
Zalina Gedugova is an English teacher in the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia. She graduated from Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University with honours. When she’s not in school forming the minds of the next generation, she’s teaching ‘strip-plastic’ – erotic dancing that doubles as exercise.
Crossing a line?
While teaching erotic dance classes in your off time is no crime, it’s rather her marketing efforts that have caused quite the stir. To promote her classes, she organised a promotional photo shoot... which featured her young students. In the pictures, we can see the girls posing in mini-skirts holding lollipops. One of the captions on the photos reads ‘sex, drugs and rock’n’roll’.
Gedugova’s colleagues at the school are not pleased with her decision to photograph their young pupils, despite the fact that each of their parents gave their children permission to participate. One of her colleagues is even calling for her to be fired due to her irresponsible behaviour.
For the English teacher, she believes the nature of the photographs is positive and promotes sports and fitness. Despite her intentions, she has decided to step down and quit teaching at the school to save it from any further blows to its reputation.