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Abbotsford teacher gets reprimand for showing incel video with graphic content

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May 05, 2020 - 4:35 PM

An Abbotsford high school teacher learned the hard way that his students aren't the only ones who have to do their homework.

According to a notice posted today, May 5, by the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation, Justin Thanh Dat Hung was teaching a Grade 12 Family Studies Class when an unvetted lesson raised some eyebrows.

Hung was teaching a Grade 12 Family Studies class at the school Feb. 19, 2019, when he showed his students a 6:43 minute HBO commentary called This is What the Life of an Incel Looks Like.

“Hung failed to watch the video before showing it in class in order to ensure that it aligned with the prescribed learning outcomes for Family Studies 12,” according to the notice, which also noted that, in itself, is against the district’s administrative procedures.

What Hung saw alongside his students was a video showing an interview with a member of the online incel community who offered extreme views that he and members of his community share.

“These include negative views of women, who are described as sexually manipulative, vain and shallow,” the notice reads.

“The subject of the video stated that many incels regularly joked about killing women.”

The video offered graphic cartoon-like, sexually explicit, illustrated images of women as sexual objects and images of men having violent sexual encounters with women — text accompanying these images was derogatory and demeaning of both women and men.

“The video included discussions and references to two infamous out incels who hated women and went on to commit mass murder,” according to the notice.

One student said they were uncomfortable, while another left the room, and on June 7, 2019 the district issued Hung a letter of discipline and suspended him without pay for five days.

On Jan. 10 the commissioner considered this matter and they reached a consent resolution agreement, and was reprimanded for failing to "establish a positive learning environment for his students.”

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