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NYC Teacher Uses Gay Slur on 'Princesses: Long Island'

NYC Teacher Uses Gay Slur on 'Princesses: Long Island'

A second teacher could lose their job following an episode of Bravo's "Princesses: Long Island." Sara Schapiro, a first grade teacher at Public School 63 in the East Village, used an gay slur on the June 2nd episode of the reality show and now could lose her teaching job. Schapiro told the New York Daily News that she may resign from her $66,000 a year job.

Long Island middle school teacher Stefan Serie already has resigned after he appeared as an extra in the same episode. However, students and parents were rallying in support of Serie, who didn't seem to partake in any of the drinking or arguing shown on the episode. NBC New York reported that Serie may file a lawsuit against Merrick Avenue Middle School after he says he was pressured to resign. You can read more about Serie's situation here.

Meanwhile, Schapiro, who was shown on the episode in a loud, profanity laced argument, said she embraced her character on the show. “I’m not proud of that by any means,” Schapiro via the Daily News. “I had to make a decision: I could have walked away but I went with option B, and embraced the character.”

The Daily News reports that when Schapiro was asked if she regretted anything she did on the Bravo show, Schapiro didn't seem upset over her appearance. “Nope! I was on TV. I don’t care,” Schapiro said. “I had a good time.”

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