Porn Star Makes Textbook Cameo, Controversy Ensues

by RICK RODAY on September 24, 2012

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Few things sucked more in middle school than trying to learn a foreign language. The entirety of what you know about the world was constructed from episodes of Thunder Cats and Coco Puffs commercials, and trying to understand an entirely different culture is an exercise in futility. To compensate for this lack of a reference point you do a large volume of worksheets about how to tell time and conjugate random verbs using the most boring images you can legally force upon children – and maybe the occasional photo of a fully dressed porn star.

Wait, what?

This is exactly what happened in the highly conservative and religious nation of Indonesia. An English language workbook published in Mojokerto, East Java included a picture of Maria Ozawa, a Japanese porn star who is insanely popular in Indonesia. The image of Ozawa, who is also known as Miyabi, appears in the workbook along with images of Indonesian artists and native fauna. I personally accompany all my research on local fauna with random images of popular porn stars, so this makes total sense to me.

Given the huge popularity of Miyabi, who is often cast instead of local actresses in Indonesian films, many including the Deputy Governor of East Java feel as if the issue warrants investigation. Parents were also concerned and feared that exposure to pictures of a fully dressed porn star would ruin their morality; however it might be a little too late.

According to a local source, it was the students themselves who finally identified the porn star within the workbook meaning the morality of East Java’s students may already be compromised. At any rate, the image succeeded in capturing the attention of students and since she was fully clothed, no actual harm was done.

Via The Huffington Post

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