The Canadian shop teacher, who caused a stir for wearing an oversized breast prosthesis and a blonde wig to teach, doesn’t dress like that at home, a neighbor says.
Kayla Lemieux, who until recently went by the name Kerry, reportedly doesn’t always dress as a woman, although she received international attention for donning Z-cup breasts with protruding nipples while teaching at an Ontario high school, says New York Post.
“After shopping at a department store and pet supply store disguised as a woman, Lemieux went home to change and came out 30 minutes later disguised as a man. Lemieux then spent the afternoon in public wearing men’s sweatpants, sneakers, a gray T-shirt and a navy down vest with no breasts, makeup, glasses or a wig,” reported the New York Post.
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— New York Post (@nypost) February 17, 2023
Lemieux’s neighbor, who asked not to be named, told the outlet that Lemieux’s over-the-top getup is worn “extremely rarely,” adding that Lemieux dons the breasts “to teach” or when visiting the police or “occasionally” going to a teacher stroll.
The revelation sparked outrage from parents Celina Close, who argued that the clothes Lemieux wore in class were “unprofessional, offensive and caused chaos in the school environment”.
“The school has been relentless in telling parents that this is a teacher in transition who needs to express herself as a woman,” Close told the New York Post
“Why does Lemieux choose to look like he did at school when he dresses up as a man in his free time?” she continued.
Oakville Trafalgar High School and the Halton School District, where Lemieux teaches, stood by Lemieux’s gender identity and maintained their commitment to fostering an inclusive environment for teachers and students alike when the teacher began dressing the breasts in 2022. (RELATED: California School Cub hosts lunchtime screening of frontal nudity trans documentary)
“We are aware of the discussion on social media and in the media regarding Oakville Trafalgar High School,” the district said at the time. “We would like to take this opportunity to reiterate to our community that we are committed to creating and maintaining safe, caring, inclusive, equitable and welcoming learning and working environments for all students and staff.”