No, that picture isn’t from Maxim‘s “COLLEGE CUTIES” gallery (Is there such a gallery? Wait — why are YOU shaking your head “yes,” Mr. Candy?) — it’s a HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK PHOTO that was rejected by the yearbook’s student-run staff, deeming it inappropriate. I can’t imagine why! And now, her mom is taking the case all the way to the ACLU. (ATTN: Trashy Yearbook Photos Department)
*Sigh* I miss the more innocent years of the early ’90s, when our yearbook photos were rejected for issues like, “HAIR TOO BIG TO FIT IN ALLOTTED SPACE.” (Which was totally untrue, by the way. My bangs were within the specified one-foot range, thankyouverymuch.)
As you can see, the photo shows 18-year-old Sydney Spies in a short skirt and, basically, a piece of material around her chest, complete with requisite pouty lips. And with a name like “Sydney Spies,” it’s no wonder she’s dressing like a porn star. All with her mother’s approval, no less.
“She tells me that she has grown tired of seeing all the boring pictures submitted, and she wanted to do something different,” said Sydney’s mother, Miki Spies, adding: “There’s something wrong when people can’t express themselves in their own yearbook.”
Oh yes, Mama Spies, that’s whats wrong here. Either that, or the fact that’s she’s expressing, “Meet me under the bleachers for a good time!”
The Durango School District says it wasn’t part of the process, but it supports the decision of the yearbook committee, which gave her an opportunity to submit a replacement — and she offered a similarly sexy shot against a brick wall. Which, shockingly, was also rejected.
But never fear! Mama Spies says she will not give up fighting for her daughter’s rights and has contacted the ACLU for help.
“I’m a fighter for the underdog, and I hate the abuse of authority,” she said. “I’m surprised more Americans aren’t on the side of freedom of expression anymore.”
Wow. Mama Spies is like the Norma Rae for First Amendment rights! Only instead of a “UNION” sign, she’s armed with her teenage daughter’s Lucite heels. What an inspiration to moms around the world.