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Benedict Garrett, Ex-Porn Star, Stripper, Teacher, On Fired New York Guidance Counselor: 'So Bloody What'

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On the heels of New York City high school guidance counselor Tiffani Webb being fired over racy images that emerged from her modeling past over 17 years ago, HuffPost Live host Abby Huntsman hosted a discussion Monday about whether we should care about what went on in educators' pasts.

Benedict Garrett, a London-based former secondary school teacher who also stripped and starred in porn, shared the story of when his students found out about his extracurricular activities.

Garrett said he was fired from the job after students saw an ad on an adult channel featuring him.

"I was sacked from my teaching job because of the work I did outside school hours," he said. "I'm surprised by the story of this lady in New York. I assumed she was naked in these pictures, which first of all made me think, 'So bloody what. If a child sees that a woman has breasts and genitals, what a surprise?' And in fact, she's wearing underwear! I just find this whole story utterly ridiculous, I'm sorry."

Sinnamon Love, an adult film star and mother of three, even suggested that Webb's past could be beneficial to students in her work as a guidance counselor.

"I feel very strongly that young people need to be able to have guidance counselors that they can turn to about whatever personal issues they have at home," she said. "They need to be able to have someone to talk to about their career choices that they would like to make. They need to be able to have that person that actually cares and can give them a hand that they may not be getting at home. And to have someone that they can identify as being very real, I think that it's better for them than that they can't relate to."

Watch the full segment at HuffPost Live.