Esther Adler-O’Keefe, the assistant principal at Southampton High School in New York has appeared in the music video for “Best Friend” by J.R featuring Trey Songz. It has caused a bit of chatter amongst the students.
Adler-O’Keefe plays a homeowner who lets J.R. house-sit her property – obviously he throws a crazy party where there’s twerking asses everywhere.
https://t.co/eG9qq82bRK lol mrs. Adler o'keefe in trey songs vid
— Nick Petty (@NickPetty5) September 14, 2015
This is Karma, Adler-O'keefe, for suspending me in 12th grade.
— Clay? (@Yung_Preem) September 17, 2015
Superintendent Scott Farina said:
“It has recently come to our attention that a member of our administrative
staff appeared in a music video. The video in question showcases behaviors and language use that is not promoted by the Southampton School District. 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. As this is a matter of personnel, the district cannot legally comment further on this incident.”
Adler-O’Keefe told the Southhampton Press:
“Had I known of such content or lyrics, I certainly would not have participated in any fashion. I find the lyrics and content of the music video vulgar, offensive, and demeaning.”