A guest post by anonymous.
Recently, Farrah Abraham, of Teen Mom/sex-tape/DUI fame, decided that she wanted to go back to school. She picked a relatively well-known, but not super high-profile school: Pace University. She’s planning on majoring in Business, because she eventually wants to run her own restaurant. With an Associates in Culinary Arts, the combination makes sense.
What does not make sense at ALL is the backlash that the public has had over her decision to better herself through higher education. First of all, if the girl has got the grades (she does, though she may not speak like it), being in a porn isn’t a reason to deny someone their education. Because, and this may be news, porn stars are people too. Some are very smart people. And these very smart, open, honest people enjoy having sex and enjoy making money to do it on camera. Good for fucking them. Seriously.
Second, many of the comments left on the original TMZ article call this woman “too ugly” to be a chef and business owner. Wait… what do the looks of person cooking your food or running the restaurants you go to matter? That’s the most ridiculous thing we’ve ever heard. When you go to a restaurant, do you refuse to order until you can undress the chef with your eyes? Um, no, you don’t. Because that’s stupid and irrelevant. You really just want to make sure that your steak is well seasoned, or that your vegan curry mayo is spicy enough. Not to mention that her looks have nothing to do with her culinary ability, or with how intelligent she is, or how well she will do in Business school.
Pace seems to pride itself on acceptance. From their Center for Community Action and Research to their LGBTQA center to their Young Republicans club, they seem to have mastered the art of making everybody just be cool. With a campus in the middle of downtown Manhattan, it would be super challenging to run a school that allowed for hate. There are just too many different people that live in NYC, and like nobody would tolerate that shit. So why is it cool to hate on Farrah? Because porn and perceptions of porn stars (as seen above, totally unfair and awful).
So, with that, we’d like to take this moment to ask that everyone just stop. Farrah made a great decision to go back to school, and we wish her success in that endeavor. At worst, she will earn a bachelors degree so that she can open her own business and support her daughter. At best, she’ll be super successful with her restaurant and not only prove her “haters” wrong, but give Pace the best kind of press.
Good luck, Farrah!