Esther Adler-O’Keefe, the principal at Southampton High School, was just trying to reach new kids through music when she made her appearance in JR’s “Best Friends” music video, featuring Trey Songz.
In the video, the principal is with her husband and leaving for vacation. Apparently leaving the rapper in charge, the principal tells JR to have a good time, but she warns, “enjoy yourself. Just remember, security’s here.”
After the couple walks out the door, the twerking began in earnest. And the content of that video along with the principal’s association with it cost her dearly!
“The video in question showcases behaviors and language use that is not promoted by the Southampton School District,” the superintendent Dr. Scott Farina tells the Southampton Press. “In fact, we actively teach our students the importance of good character and making smart choices. Additionally, this is not representative of who we are as a district, nor of our students and staff.” Twerking does not fall under “smart choices” in Southampton, Long Island, apparently.