Hundreds defend male teacher slammed online for wearing makeup

English teacher Nick Popadich was instructed it wasn’t “acceptable” for him to put on makeup. (Facebook/ Nick Popadich)

When a male teacher was instructed it wasn’t “acceptable” for him put on makeup, his neighborhood instantly jumped to his defence.
Nick Popadich is a father of two who loves vibrant makeup and teaches English at Grand Blanc High School, Michigan.
But, throughout Pride Month, one native resident took to the neighborhood Facebook group “Grand Blanc Residents Uncensored” to share images of the teacher’s rainbow appears, and wrote: “Is it true this man teaches at Grand Blanc High School?
“This shouldn’t be acceptable as a task mannequin for youngsters simply influenced.”
Popadich didn’t personally see the publish, however instructed WJRT: “I received all these texts that had been warning me like, ‘Nick, you gotta examine this out. Somebody’s bashing you on social media.’”
Luckily, his local people within the small Michigan metropolis jumped to his defence.
One resident responded to the lady’s hateful publish: “Say you’re homophobic with out saying you’re homophobic.”
Another native, one among Nick Popadich’s former college students, shared her personal publish within the group: “We stay in a time the place self expression and self-love shouldn’t be all the time applauded, a world the place oppression and close-mindedness has all the time taken the lead.
“It is so vital that we remind the world and our youth that it’s OK to be totally different. It’s OK to be you… Nick Popadich has been extremely (positively) influential for many former GB college students together with myself.”
She mentioned that she was “without end grateful” to have discovered from the teacher, and added: “The former publish which has now been deleted represents the ugliness that sadly nonetheless exists on this planet, however the love and assist within the feedback was a reminder of the tough (however vital) work that’s been achieved and the route we’re headed.
“Nick Popadich represents individuality, self-love, variety, and uniqueness. They proceed to create a secure area and be a secure particular person for all college students and I believe it’s vital to highlight on that and provides credit score the place it’s due.”
The teacher defined that he wore makeup to precise himself, but additionally to be a “function mannequin” to queer youngsters.
He mentioned: “Teachers have to symbolize each pupil. And now we have loads of those who look a sure means, however we additionally have to produce other folks which might be going to be there for youngsters and be a task mannequin for youngsters that do really feel in another way or are going to precise themselves differently.”

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