Next week Friday, at 9:10 AM on WBIG 1280 AM, we are going to have a nice Holiday Special dedicated to all the fans of this blog and it’s radio version, The Big Wake Up Call. It will be fun and acceptable for the whole family. In other words, today’s blog will not be a part of it, not even by rumor. On the other hand, I guarantee that this will be the one blog you share with your friends if only for the reason that no one will believe you without a link and pictures. And video. Of course I have video. What kind of World News dude would I be without video?
But before I link to the video I need to prep you for what it is you’ll be seeing.
First off I have to let you know that a lot of adults got together and thought this was a great idea. Not just any adults, many were professional educators. Not only did this idea get out of the planning stages, they actually made it a school sponsored event. Worse, they corralled their best and brightest students into participating, albeit unwittingly.
Okay, keep in mind that what happened happened in public so it only got as bad as it could under those circumstances. I have no desire whatsoever to know what would have happened in a private setting.
They were told to expect a kiss from a ‘special someone’.
But the joke was on teenagers at Rosemount High School when the mystery lip locks they suspected came from their classmates… were actually from their parents.
Now that footage of the cringe-worthy pep rally prank has gone viral, John Wollersheim says as the school principal he owes an apology to everyone who was offended by the incestual display.
A KARE-TV report says the prank for last week’s assembly was planned by the staff.
The winter-sport team captains were blindfolded as their mothers and fathers approached. A video posted on YouTube shows some of the kisses lasting several seconds.
One parent-child pair even moves to the gym floor, rolling around on top of one another.
In another moment of inappropriate passion, a mother moves her son‘s hand south so far he appears to grab her rear.
After the make out sessions end, the students are asked to guess whose lips met theirs.
‘Um, they had luscious lips,’ says one male student.
Ripping the blindfold off, he’s shocked to see, not a female student – but his own mother standing in front of him, as the crowd laughs.
Mr. Wollersheim said the video shows only a single minute of a 30-minute assembly, but he’s not making excuses. He says the intent was to leave students feeling ‘pepped’, not embarrassed.
Mr Wollersheim told the network: ‘This is supposed to be a fun event and it should leave everyone feeling pepped and if it’s leaving people not feeling good or embarrassed or hurt then that’s the exact opposite of what we’re trying to do.’
One YouTube commenter, claiming to be a student at Rosemount, called the prank is a ‘tradition that only happens every six years or something.’
But Mr Wollersheim said it will not happen again on his watch.
‘As principal I am responsible for everything that happens in the school so, ultimately, I am the person that needs to answer for this,’ he continued.
‘I know there are people who are upset about what they have seen and as principal I am responsible for what happens here. For all the people who are offended, they are genuinely offended, and I owe them an apology.’
I realize that the news may be a little slow to get to Minnesota but I’m sure that even they have heard rumors about what happened at Penn State and Syracuse. And, maybe, just maybe, someone might have thought that a round of high spirited incestuous pedophilia might not be such a good move? Even in quest of the saintly goal of making the students “feel pepped.”
Just FYI, when I was 16 and lip-locked with a hottie, the pep I felt required readjustment of my pants. I would not want to be in that mood and then find out that said hottie was my mom. Not even Dr. Phil could make that right.
Obviously they didn’t put any intelligent thought into this. And most, being obvious products of inbreeding themselves, still don’t seem to understand why people are upset. Read the principal’s apology above. He apologizes if they offended anyone, not for the acts themselves. In a different interview he noted that none of the students or parents involved in the kissing have complained to him.
This man is a moron.
What can a kid possibly say in that situation? His/her parents were in on the plan, the teachers and faculty approved the plan, what the heck good does complaining do at this point? All the people he/she could complain to are the problem. That’s becomes especially clear now that this video (see, I promised you video) came out.
All we can hope is that none of these screwed up kids have anything to do with the educational system when they grow up. There’s enough problems as it is.
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