Ontario transgender teacher sparks controversy by wearing giant prosthetic breasts in class
A video clip of an Ontario shop teacher wearing oversized prosthetic breasts to work has drawn international attention.
Last week, images emerged out of Ontario’s Oakville Trafalgar High School showing one of its shop teachers conducting class whilst clad in enormous silicone breasts with visible nipples that extend below the teacher’s waistline.
In a statement to Postmedia last week, Halton District School Board chair Margo Shuttleworth said the teacher portrayed in the images is an industrial arts instructor who began identifying as female last year.
Clandestinely recorded by students, images of the instructor quickly exploded across social media, easily making it one of the world’s most visible Canadian news stories of the past month.
One 20-second video in particular has received nearly one million views. Circulated by an American podcaster, it shows the teacher demonstrating the use of a chop saw while gingerly ensuring the large breasts do not get caught in the machinery. “I don’t remember my shop teacher looking like this,” reads a caption.