Last week, we learned the Canadian wood shop teacher, who made international headlines for sporting enormous prosthetic breasts and nipples, has found employment at a new Toronto-area school.
Kayla Lemieux, a biological male who wears a blond wig and prosthetics while teaching, was placed on paid leave at Oakville Trafalgar High School in the spring but has since been hired by Nora Frances Henderson Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario. In an unexpected turn of events, the educator arrived for an administrative day this week dressed as a man.
On Tuesday’s show, Megyn was joined by Emily Jashinsky, culture editor at The Federalist, and Eliana Johnson, co-host of Ink-Stained Wretches, to discuss Lemieux’s history of cross-dressing and whether the latest behavior should make parents more or less concerned about having children in his classroom.
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Lemieux’s Cross Dressing
Last fall, pictures of Lemieux with size Z-cup prosthetic breasts and large, protruding nipples while teaching wood shop went viral on social media. After months of outcry and threats of violence against the school, the Halton School District placed Lemieux on paid leave in March for dress code concerns.
It is not believed Lemieux was terminated, but a leaked memo to parents seemingly confirmed the educator would be beginning the 2023-2024 school year in the nearby Hamilton-Wentworth School District.
Outlets like the New York Post, Toronto Sun, and Rebel News all interviewed Lemieux, who claimed to be intersex – not transgender – and have a condition called ‘gigantomastia’ that results in excessively large breasts, over the course of the last year. He has denied the breasts are fake despite being photographed repeatedly without them.
The most recent photographic evidence emerged on Tuesday when Lemieux arrived at Nora Frances Henderson Secondary School for an administrative day ahead of the first day of school on September 6 dressed as a man in a navy blue polo shirt, cargo shorts, and sneakers with a bit of stubble on his face. “He showed up for the first day as a man with no breasts – it’s a miracle,” Megyn said. “The gynecomastia has been solved, the breasts are gone, so are the enormous nipples… so is the weird wig.”
According to Daily Mail, Lemieux was escorted to school by plainclothes officers from the Halton Regional Police Service after meeting with them at a nearby station. Security guards were also spotted around the campus as part of increased safety measures.
Cause for Concern
While it remains to be seen how Lemieux will dress for the first day of classes on Wednesday, Megyn said this latest development is an even greater cause for concern. “If I were a parent in the new school, I would still – and maybe even more so – be jumping up and down saying, ‘Get him the hell out. It’s an admission that it was a sexual fetish before,’” she noted. “The guy is very sick and yet has ongoing access to children and no one’s doing anything about it.”
While Jashinsky agreed with Megyn’s analysis, she said Lemieux’s employment is also reflective of a larger societal issue. “It reflects a sickness in our society that everyone couldn’t come out and comfortably say this person belongs nowhere around children,” she explained. “That’s a level of delusion that should not exist… around children because they’re clearly out of touch with reality and have no business teaching other people to function in reality [or] serving as role models as teachers often do.”
Johnson joked that Lemieux’s prosthetics have necessitated a new addition to dress code policies. “Speaking of rules you didn’t think you’d have to write down in the rulebook: No enormous fake breastplates allowed for teachers in the schools,” she quipped. “I didn’t see that coming.”
Megyn said the situation will no doubt lead to some awkward back-to-school nights for parents. “Can you imagine going in for a parent-teacher conference and seeing this guy,” she concluded. “Can you imagine having to sit across from this guy like, ‘Hey, where are your boobs? What happened to your breasts, sir? This is an outrage.”
You can check out Megyn’s full interview with Jashinsky and Johnson by tuning in to episode 620 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.