NEW YORK (PIX11) — It’s a local reality show that keeps serving up drama in the worst possible way. Just a few episodes in, Bravo’s “Princesses: Long Island” has managed to spawn off a number of infamous stars, destroying livelihoods and disturbing the peace at the same time.
It appears a scandal takes flight, with every episode that airs. The latest involves 32-year-old Sara Schapiro who ruffled some feathers after her cameo on the show, hurling an anti-gay slur at a cast member.
Shapiro who works as a first grade teacher at PS 63 in the East Village, may now lose her job for the remark. The Department of Education confirmed to PIX11 News, that the foul-mouthed teacher is under investigation following the reality show squabble.
Meantime, colleagues at PS 63 were not amused.
“Saying something reckless like that especially when everyone is going to hear and see it is definitely not a good thing,” George Molina, a youth group leader with the Education Alliance at PS 63 told PIX11 News. “It’s very unacceptable.”
Shapiro’s fumble comes just a few days after Long Island health teacher Stefan Serie pleaded with officials to get his job back after he was forced to resign following his shirtless appearance on the show.
“Never in a million years did I think that I would be here suffering these consequences all from what happened,” Serie said at a press conference earlier this week.
Before that, these Long Island Princesses sparked another uproar when cast member Amanda Bertoncini staged a photo shoot in front of a monument paying tribute to a fallen 9/11 firefighter from Great Neck.
Whether it’s a guilty pleasure for viewers “Princesses: Long Island” appears to be doing more damage than good for both cast members and the area from where they hail. A real train wreck of epic proportions.
For Sara Schapiro’s part, she did tell the New York Daily News she was simply playing a character on the show and at the time she uttered the slur she decided to just “embrace” the role. Isn’t that some reality for ya?