A fourth-grade teacher in Atlanta gained viral fame for a series of Instagram pictures that earned her the moniker of “sexiest teacher,” but now they may have also earned Brown some trouble from the school district that employs her.
Patrice “Tricey” Brown, fourth-grade teacher in Atlanta became an internet sensation after social media users got hold of some photos that she had posted on Instagram showing her posing in the classroom in a series of tight-fitting outfits and high heels. The pictures circulated online, garnering tens of thousands of shares and plenty of admiring comments.
The teacher’s photo had mixed reactions. Some social media users have called her “the sexiest teacher in America,” while others scrutinized her choice of attire, deeming it “inappropriate” for school.
While the classroom pictures weren’t particularly revealing — unlike some other photos on Brown’s page, like ones showing her on the beach — they still made Brown very popular and her pictures the subject of some controversy. Some commenters noted that she appeared to be dressed a bit too risque for fourth grade.
“She wouldn’t be teaching my child dressed like that … there’s a time and a place for everything and in the classroom is not it. Taking selfies in the middle of the classroom,” one person wrote.
Do you think Ms. Thicky Fine Teacher Bae dresses inappropriately for school? ? pic.twitter.com/bD17oLj4Bd
— Bossip (@Bossip) September 12, 2016
“What’s wrong with how she’s dressed?” asked another user. “Nothing is revealing! People are just intimidated by her curves. #TeacherBae”
Brown also spoke directly about the controversy, saying she believed people were making too much out of the photos.
Brown has since deleted many of the photos that have gone viral from her Instagram.
“My only focus is to remain FOCUSED!” she wrote as a caption on Instagram on Sept. 12, under a photo that read, “This Too Shall Pass.”