Michigan high school apologizes after video surfaces of stripper in gymnasium: ‘Disappointed and disgusted’
Rachel Tiven is shown in a promotional video for her strip show as she appeared in a high school gymnasium in June. A video of Tiven performing a show in a high school gymnasium was posted this week to YouTube.
Rachel Tiven is shown in a promotional video for her strip show as she appeared in a high school gymnasium in June.
A video of Tiven performing a show in a high school gymnasium was posted this week to YouTube.
Rachel Tiven isn’t just a stripper from a small West Virginia town, she is also an artist who has performed her signature cabaret show at major national music festivals, including the prestigious CMJ Music Marathon.
But Tiven’s show at the Liberty High School gym in Liberty, W.Va., was met with a surprising wave of criticism after the footage of a nude Tiven in a leopard bra and fishnet stockings was uploaded to YouTube on July 11.
The YouTube video, posted by a student, has been viewed more than three million times. Many viewers said at first that Tiven’s sex act was of no consequence, but after a growing backlash and a backlash on Twitter, the school’s administration said it made a mistake when it posted the video on YouTube.
“We deeply regret posting this video on YouTube and have apologized to the Liberty High School for its appearance,” Liberty High School Principal Ryan Taylor told NBC News. “We do not condone or condone the actions and actions of Miss Tiven that are discussed in the video.”
In the YouTube footage, which was posted to the Liberty High School YouTube channel, the naked Tiven is seen performing a cabaret act in the high school gym in June 2013. As she stands on the stage, she can be seen undressing in front of the audience.
“I know that’s part of the job, because most performers, most strippers, they have this show,” Tiven told NBC Sports. “I mean, sometimes it’s really funny, and other times it’s really horrible. But I don’t think it’s a degrading act. I think it’s entertainment.”
Tiven is an artist who has released several albums while performing around the country, including “Viva My Vegas” and