Remember Mary Kay Letourneau? She’s the woman that served 7 1/2 years in prison for raping Vili Fualaau, her sixth grade student. Letourneau and Faulaau met when he was in the second grade. Their “relationship became sexual” (she started raping him) when he was only 12 years old and Letourneau was a 34-year-old married mother of four.
Letourneau is now 47, and Fualaau is 26. He is her husband of four years, and the father of two of her children.
Last night, the couple hosted their third “Hot For Teacher” night at a Seattle nightclub, Fuel Sports Eats & Beats. Vili was spinning records, and Letourneau was reportedly walking around signing autographs. The couple also sold “Hot for Teacher” posters and t-shirts at the event.
The bar owner, Mike Morris, told a tv station at the event:
It wouldn’t be funny if it was a situation that was happening right now. But it’s a situation that happened a long time ago. She served her time. Now they’re married – they had kids together. And we’re just having fun.
However, this is not something that simply “happened a long time ago.” Child rape and sexual abuse are happening now worldwide. Parties like these trivialize rape and implicitly condone Letourneau’s actions. Plus, they are even profiting off the idea, selling t-shirts and posters at the event, and signing autographs for fans! The couple is two married adults now and can host these parties if they so choose, but to me it just seems so so tacky.