Monday, October 26, 2015

The Great Salt Lake Of Tears

Meet Mindi Jensen. Mindi is a middle school teacher in Utah, who almost lost her job after posting photos like the one above on her Instagram account. Because, Utah.

A middle school teacher in a tiny, rural Utah town who says she almost got fired this week for posting smoking hot photos of herself on the Internet will be able to keep her job after all. The teacher is Mindi Jensen, who is on the faculty at North Sanpete Middle School in Moroni (pop.: 1,280).

The fracas that Jensen says threatened to cost her job began when an enterprising student discovered photos of Jensen on Instagram (@minscakes). The photos show the part-time fitness model and competition-level body builder wearing skimpy swimsuits, working out and singing pop songs.

Local parents complained, calling Jensen’s photo stream inappropriate. School officials responded by asking Jensen if she could maybe remove some photos or set her Instagram account to private.

As a commenter at the link opined, these are probably the same parents who have no problem with Miley Cyrus.

Jensen started working out and lost 100 pounds after a bout of depression. She is proud of what she accomplished, and posting photos of herself on Instagram increased her self-esteem. The fact some prudish parents flipped out is immaterial, and the fact Jensen almost lost her job over this is ridiculous. *drops mic, leaves stage*

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