The high school wood shop teacher in Canada who made international headlines last year for sporting Z-cup prosthetic breasts and nipples while teaching children has apparently found employment once again.
Kayla Lemieux, a biological male who wears a blond wig and prosthetics while teaching, will be working at a new school in a different Ontario school district this year. Parents were reportedly warned in a memo to expect increased safety precautions to accommodate Lemieux.
On Monday’s show, Megyn was joined by Stu Burguiere, host of BlazeTV’s Stu Does America, and columnist and author Dave Marcus to discuss Lemieux’s situation and why the conversation around gender ideology has gotten so out of control.
[Editor’s Note: You can learn more about Megyn’s position on preferred pronouns here.]
Kayla Lemieux’s New Job
Last fall, pictures of Lemieux sporting Z-sized prosthetic breasts and large, erect nipples went viral on social media. It was revealed the educator taught wood shop at Oakville Trafalgar High School in Ontario. “Kayla is a man who decides to go by Kayla and wear these enormous giant prosthetic breasts with fake nipples that are so in your face with ridiculous wig,” Megyn said. “There is no effort to look feminine at all other than the weird hair and those enormous breasts.”
During months of controversy, outlets like the New York Post, Toronto Sun, and Rebel News interviewed Lemieux, who claimed to be intersex – not transgender – and have a condition called ‘gigantomastia’ that results in excessively large breasts. He has adamantly denied the breasts are fake despite being photographed repeatedly without them. “I think Kayla is a full dude working out Kayla’s sexual fantasies in front of these children,” Megyn noted. “I don’t think Kayla should be employed at any school.”
The Halton School District put Lemieux on paid leave in March after parents raised concerns about the lax dress code that was allowing the teacher to wear inappropriate clothing to school. Students who took pictures of Lemieux were threatened with suspension.
It is unclear what Lemieux’s status at Oakville Trafalgar High School was, but the Toronto Sun published a report over the weekend that seems to suggest the teacher will be working at a new school this fall. The principal of Nora Frances Henderson Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario, recently sent a memo to parents explaining the school will be welcoming an educator who has their own “gender expression.”
According to the Toronto Sun, Principal Tom Fisher said the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has “an obligation to uphold individual rights and treat everyone with dignity and respect,” but “should the school be subject to any disruptions or protests; we are committed to communicating with you as openly and as frequently as possible to ensure student safety – and to share any operational plans.”
Lemieux’s prior school regularly dealt with threats of violence, and Nora Frances Henderson Secondary School appears to be taking steps to mitigate such risks. They include “having students enter and exit the building using assigned doors at entry and dismissal,” “locking exterior doors during school hours,” “only using the front main doors during school hours,” and requiring all students and visitors “to use an intercom system to enter and exit the building.” Additionally, parents are supposed “to email or call before coming to the school if they wish to visit to speak to an employee.”
Megyn said the accommodations and precautions laid out in the memo are hard to believe. “So, the solution is to fortify the school against… an angry parent who doesn’t want this sh-t playing out in front of their kid,” she asked. “I can’t.”
Taking Things Too Far
Megyn and her guests agreed that the situation with Lemieux illustrates how out of control gender identity politics have gotten. “This is all part of a ritual humiliation that the left has been using to try to shove the trans agenda down people’s throats,” Marcus said. “There was a time in 2015 or 2016 when most conservatives, myself included, were willing to have a reasonable conversation about accommodations.” Instead, “the left said, ‘No, you’re not allowed to have this conversation. To even have this conversation is bigotry,’” he added.
Flash forward to now, and the ‘conversation’ is no longer logical or rational to many. “You’re going to look at Lia Thomas towering over female swimmers and you’re going to accept that that is perfectly normal? You’re going to look at this insane person with gigantic fake breasts teaching children and you are going to say that is perfectly normal? What’s the next thing that we’re supposed to accept as perfectly normal,” Marcus asked. “Two plus two isn’t five… I’m not willing right now to have this conversation about accommodation until we start having a conversation about the basic truth.”
As Burguiere explained, the trans issue has proven to be a bridge too far. “We kind of have that ‘live and let live’ mentality here in the United States generally, but the trans thing is totally different because… you’re asking us to participate in something that is untrue and unwell… you’re asking us to participate in a lie,” he concluded. “That’s a really heavy ask of a person who has any conscience.”
You can check out Megyn’s full analysis with Burguiere and Marcus by tuning in to episode 616 on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen. And don’t forget that you can catch The Megyn Kelly Show live on SiriusXM’s Triumph (channel 111) weekdays from 12pm to 2pm ET.