Media Hypocrisy

Like most media reporting on the story, People magazine presented disgraced teacher Mateo Rueda in a flattering light. Mateo Rueda was recently fired from Lincoln Elementary School in Hyrum, Utah for showing young children nude “artwork.” People magazine, portrayed Mateo Rueda, as an intrepid martyr persecuted by prudish, uncultured rubes who can’t distinguish between porn and fine art.  To prove its point, People magazine printed a couple of the pictures shown to the students.

However, even though according to People magazine, these images are suitable for 10-year-old students. People magazine blurred out part of the picture.

Utah Art Teacher Fired for Unintentionally Sharing Classical Nude Paintings Speaks Out

Utah Art Teacher Fired for Unintentionally Sharing Classical Nude Paintings Speaks Out

“I hate that this controversy happened, but I stand for art, altruism and enlightenment, and I’ll never back down from that,” Mateo Rueda tells PEOPLE

Source: web.archive.org/web/20180104201522/http:/people.com/human-interest/utah-art-teacher-fired-for-unintentionally-sharing-classical-nude-paintings-speaks-out/

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