WCAV WVAW WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports Newsplex

ACLU Suing Over Art Teacher Fired For Painting With Buttocks

October 4, 2007

A high school teacher in Richmond is suing school officials for firing him after they learned that he created paintings with his bare buttocks.

Stephen Murmer says in a federal court complaint filed Thursday in Richmond that his January firing from Monacan High School violated his First Amendment rights.

The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, seeks unspecified damages.

School officials investigated Murmer after seeing a video on YouTube in which Murmer, clad in a swim thong and a Groucho Marx fake-nose mask, demonstrated how he applies paint to his backside and presses it onto a canvas.

Murmer, using the pseudonym "Stan Murmur," markets "butt-print art" on his web site which can be seen below.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 10235176 - newsplex.com/a?a=10235176