Catholic School Sends Invites with Ellen DeGeneres's Photo, Recants, Promises to Destroy Them
A Catholic school principal in Bucks County, Pennsylvania has apologized to parents for sending a student-dance invitation featuring a photo of Ellen DeGeneres.
It was "completely wrong" to use DeGeneres' picture because the lesbian celebrity "lives her life outside the teachings of the Catholic Church," St. Andrew Elementary School principal Nancy Matteo wrote in an email to parents on Tuesday.
In the email, Matteo says she was "obviously NOT thinking" when she let the invitation to the June 8 dance be distributed with DeGeneres’ photo.
"Perhaps I was distracted by the Oscar," she wrote, calling the entertainer a "poor role model."
"A role model, as defined by Webster's Dictionary, is a person who is unusually effective or inspiring in some social role, job, position, etc.," the email says. "This does not describe her at all. We work so hard to be good role models and then I go and do something stupid!"
Matteo said that she wants all students to return their invites so that she can personally detroy them.
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