WTF?! Kevin Hogan, School Teacher, Fired After Porn Past Revealed

Lucas Witherspoon December 14, 2011 1

Lucas Witherspoon

Lucas Witherspoon

Kevin Hogan, a teacher at Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, Massachusetts, has become the subject of scrutiny after being outed as being a former porn star by FOX 25 reporter Mike Beaudet. Hogan reportedly appeared in three gay porn features in 2010 using the alias Hytch Cawke. Despite his education credentials, exceptional recommendations, commendable standing within the school, and admiration among his students, the school has nonetheless placed him on paid leave pending an investigation.

First of all, is there anything more obnoxious than an ambush reporter who labels himself an “investigative reporter”? Let’s be real: Beaudet knew what he was doing. He knew that his report would be personally beneficial at the expense of ruining another person’s career, and not merely within the confines of Malden or the state of Massachusetts, as now all it takes is a Google search of ‘Kevin Hogan’ to know about his life as Hytch Cawke. Beaudet even says during his report, “Not a good Thanksgiving for Kevin Hogan, not a good week for that matter; his secret is now out.” The statement itself is saturated in maliciousness.

Secondly, Hogan’s appearance in a handful of porn films is neither wrong nor illegal. He wasn’t dealing crack to or fucking any of his students, and he didn’t put his porn past on display. Instead, after undergoing a thorough examination based purely on his academic credentials, he was hired at one of Massachusetts’ highest-rated high schools, not to mention one of the nation’s highest-rated high schools, per Newsweek. Even then, he went a step further, and eventually became head of the English department, as well as crew coach.

Third, his students have started their own petition asking that Hogan not be fired because of his porn past, a petition that has garnered over 1,000 signatures. Additionally, a number of Facebook support groups have popped up, and his students have taken to Twitter to voice their advocacy for their teacher.

In retrospect, I’m sure Hogan would agree that doing porn was probably not the best idea. With that being said, the time he spent actually performing in porn was likely six hours or less. A six-hour bad decision that affected absolutely no one else but the person involved should not affect that person’s livelihood.

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  1. janice December 20, 2011 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Did you know Kevin Hogan edited the first memoir written by AFrican American Transgender turned into screenplay in America. Kevin Hogan was the editor to I Rise by Transgender Toni Newman that came out this year, April 14, 2011. I read the memoir and it is well written and good book. Kevin Hogan is obviously a good teacher, writer, and editor who did something in his past he may or may not regret but not illegal. Lets Support Kevin Hogan and Toni Newman. I am black female and enjoyed the book they did. Check out http://www.tonidnewman.com for more info on book I Rise.

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