What you’re looking at is not a flier for a taxi dance club/potato bar located on the outskirts of Reno. This is the picture 18-year-old Sydney Spies (no comment on that name) tried to submit as her official senior portrait for the yearbook at Durango High School in Colorado, but the student editors got together and banned it for being too sexy. They rejected Sydney’s picture and now she’s scheduled to meet with the school’s principal, because she feels her rights have been violated.
The school’s administration agreed with the student editors that their yearbook is an award-winning piece of serious journalism and they could never let this kind of not-so-fresh skankiness smear their award-winning image! The yearbook’s student editor explained to the Durango Herald, “We are an award-winning yearbook. We don’t want to diminish the quality with something that can be seen as unprofessional.”
Sydney has staged a protest, because she feels the school is unfairly stomping on her freedom of expression and she doesn’t want this to happen to anyone again. Sydney is fighting the good fight! Every high school student should have the right to tramp it up in their yearbook photos. We’re here! We’re sluts! Get used to it!
But seriously, when did it become okay for high school seniors to pick their own yearbook pictures? This shit was not an option for me. My picture is so damn busted that several assholes asked me if it was damaged during printing (come to think of it, they ask me that about every picture of myself). If the generations before these brats had to suffer through shitty yearbook pictures, so should they. We didn’t have the luxury of using the services of the finest photographer in Durango. We weren’t allowed to be photographed from below the nipples, so we couldn’t show off the fancy yellow skirt we bought AT REGULAR PRICE at Mandee’s. We didn’t get the option to use our mother’s funeral table runner as a top. We didn’t get any of that so they shouldn’t either. #Getoffmylawnetc
With all that being said, now is the time for Courtney Stodden to truly become the Gloria Steinem of her generation. Courtney, get your lucite heels to Durango and fight for Sydney’s right to bring the sexy to her yearbook. Sydney is missing some clear bra straps, though.