Gangnam Style teachers slammed
Teachers at a Roman Catholic school have been criticised for filming a Gangnam Style video complete with half-naked changing room scenes.
Staff including the headmaster at Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School in Accrington, Lancashire, performed the moves made famous by South Korean rapper Psy.
The video shows teachers, receptionists and cleaners performing Psy's distinctive lassoing and galloping dance moves in locations around the campus.
It opens with school headmaster Xavier Bowers with his feet on the desk in his office being fanned, and goes on to feature staff performing in classrooms, corridors, a minibus, a lift and the reception.
In one scene, copied from Psy's original video, two male members of staff wearing only towels around their waists sit in a changing room.
The video - posted on YouTube with the caption, "You will never see our staff in the same light again!" - has attracted a variety of comments on the school's official Facebook page.
One mother said it was "hilarious" but added: "How will I keep a straight face on parents evening?", while a pupil noted: "I will never look at my teachers the same again."
Peter Britcliffe, a local Conservative councillor, said: "I am not a killjoy but I have looked at the piece, which is being discussed all over Accrington. It is the talk of the town's young people.
"Having viewed it myself, while most of it is just good fun, there are parts of it certainly that might not improve the respect there should be between teachers and pupils."
Mr Bowers rejected the criticism, saying: "This kind of thing strengthens the relationship between teachers, pupils and parents who have given us an overwhelmingly good response."
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what do you think?
Fair play to them it is nice to see people having fun working and looks like a fun school why should they be slammed for it if anything admissions should go up
No matter what anybody say or does, there is ALWAYS someone that complains/criticises/ objects etc.
Ha ha funny to those who took part and to the students but a bit cringeworthy for anyone else watching.
but I did find the skeleton doing the dance funny :)
The best dancing was done by the skeleton !
EVERYONE was smiling in that video - kids included. Respect can be earned in many ways and no-one likes boring, stuffy old gits. I'm a teacher too and recall dancing to this song on a chair on new year's eve. Admittedly no pupils were about!
haha Yes movvi the demon drink made me do this dance at our works christmas party. Thankfully no video was made. :D
this is a pathetic and immoral video that will is below c of e let alone catholics that will further erode the morals of this once great nation. do these folk not know that a couple of years ago the singer of this crap was preaching hatred and death to western nations.
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Fair play to them!!! A lot of people in this country need to learn how to relax and have some harmless 'fun'!! We are not in the 40's now where stuffy was the norm! Education can be taught in a school that has a sense of humour and is probably better for it! Good on you!!
What is not generally known is that there are 2 types of rap. A-rap is the American style. B-rap is the British equivalent. Both types come together under the general heading: "Crap".
Personally I would ban all RAP. Absolute rubbish and no musical talent whatsoever. The Headmaster should be sacked in my opinion.
I'm not kicking off - but for what offence should the guy be sacked?
Are u being serious.who has this hurt????it's a bit of fun.maybe you should try it
Think its pretty funny fair play to the teachers and above the catholic church?? as if the catholic church has never done anything immoral ever haha! Is snape's issue with the singer or this video? And finally to martin and brian a professor of english language and linguistics at oxford university showed eminem's lyrics to be as complex as shakespears but I bet you'd say he was rubbish too... Ps korea isn't in America or Britain...
Absolutely brilliant! liked this a lot!
Who can object to this???? I think it was very good and not demeaning at all. Well done to them I loved it.