30 April, 2016 - NME.com
A teacher at a Tennessee school has been suspended after allegedly showing a class of students 2011’s horror B-movie, The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence.
The film tells the story of a man who watches the first Human Centipede film and decides to create his own twelve-person centipede by stitching their mouths onto each others bums.
The film was initially rejected by British censors, before being allowed through with an 18 rating after numerous cuts were made.
Tom Six, who directed the Human Centipede trilogy took to Twitter to support the teach, and has even arranged to give him a signed copy of the film.
It should be mandatory to watch THC2 in school classes. It deals with a character that is bullied and what to do!https://t.co/hT3tGJu1qZ— Tom Six (@tom_six) April 28, 2016
He tweeted: “It should be mandatory to watch THC2 in school classes,” he tweeted in response to the news. “It deals with a character that is bullied and what to do!”
Speaking to The Jackson Sun, Superintendent Verna Ruffin said: “The matter has been addressed. It is inappropriate and unacceptable.”
A press release obtained by the Jackson Sun explains the school has launched “an internal investigation regarding the alleged viewing of an inappropriate film”.
Press release just issued from @JMCSchools regarding Human Centipede 2. I've attached a photo of the release. pic.twitter.com/frI7XNvf0P— Katherine Burgess (@KathsBurgess) April 28, 2016