A primary teacher has lost her job after footage of her twerking in a bikini while 400 miles away on holdiay emerged online.
The 24-year-old said she was forced into quitting her job after angry parents got wind of the raunchy viral clip.
The teacher known only as Miss Clarissa, was on holiday in Cabo San Lucas, a popular holiday spot in Baja California a 15-hour drive and ferry ride away from the school in Ciudad Obregon in the northern Mexican state of Sonora where she had taught for three years.
Speaking to Mexican media, she said: “They didn’t give me any other option at my school than to resign.
“I didn’t know what else to do apart from leave as quickly as I could.
The disgraced teacher explained that the video came about as part of a beach dance competition where she won the top prize.
And while she knew people were filming the sexy performance she never expected the footage to see the light of day, saying: “I knew there were mobile phones but I never imagined this would go viral and anyway, I’m not doing anything bad.
She also blasted her former employer, the prestigious fee-paying Cumbre del Noroeste Institute and saying: “It was a dance competition, something like this doesn’t define me as a person, it was my free time and we’re in the 21st century.”
Last night a backlash over what had happened was gaining force on the Internet.
Nearly 150 people had signed a change.org petition calling for Miss Clarissa to be given her job back.
An accompanying text, said to have been written by angry parents who did not support her “sacking” and threatening a school fees boycott if she wasn’t reinstated, said: “Parents of children at Cumbres Institute deny demanding her resignation.
“We are angry at the way she was sacked, using a sexist pretext when she was doing what everyone does on holiday which is dance in a bikini.
“The children she taught adored Miss Clarissa and were very sad when they found out she wouldn’t be taking class anymore.”
Cabo San Lucas, located at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California, has been a favourite destination for Spring Break travellers from the US for decades.