*The “Bridesmaids” film has landed a Southern California high school teacher in trouble with the NAACP.
Last week, a 9th grader at Malibu High School told police her teacher slapped her in the face multiple times in a “Bridesmaides”-inspired incident. Now the Santa Monica branch of the NAACP is seeking to have a teacher removed, TMZ reports.
According to police reports, the teacher called student Dionne Evans to the front of the room after the girl forgot to bring her notebook to class. The teacher then asked “Did you see ‘Bridesmaids’?” before allegedly slapping Dionne, who is an African American, six times.
The teacher was apparently referring to a scene in which Megan (Melissa McCarthy) slaps some sense into a moping Annie (Kristen Wiig). [Scroll down to watch.]
The NAACP had plans to attend a school board meeting Thursday to request the teacher be put on administrative leave, pending an investigation. In addition to the civil rights organization, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is also investigating.
Earlier this week, KTLA reported a lawyer for the student’s family had obtained an apology letter from the teacher, identified as Jennifer Gonzalez.
“Even though I thought my intentions were honorable, they did not come out that way and for that I am so very sorry,” the letter read. “Please know that I feel terrible about causing you pain and would like the opportunity to make it right.”
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